Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 152nd birth anniversary, saying his life and ideas will inspire every generation to walk the path of their duties.
"I bow to respected Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions," PM Modi said.
The prime minister visited Raj Ghat and Vijay Ghat, memorials to Gandhi and India's second Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, respectively, to pay floral tributes to them.
He paid homage to Shastri on his 117th birth anniversary.
His life based on values and principles will always be a source of inspiration for all citizens, Modi tweeted.
An interfaith prayer meeting was held at Raj Ghat, where Mahtma Gandhi's favourite devotional songs were rendered.
President Ram Nath Kovind also paid rich tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. "Homage to Bapu on #GandhiJayanti . It is a special day for all Indians to remember Gandhiji's struggles and sacrifice. Let us take a pledge that we will continue to strive for making India a country of Gandhiji's dreams while adhering to his teachings, ideals and values," President Kovind wrote on his twitter handle.