NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries.
राष्ट्रपिता महात्मा गांधी को उनकी जन्म-जयंती पर विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि। पूज्य बापू का जीवन और आदर्श देश की हर पीढ़ी को कर्तव्य पथ पर चलने के लिए प्रेरित करता रहेगा।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2021
I bow to respected Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble principles are globally relevant and give strength to millions.
पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री लाल बहादुर शास्त्री जी को उनकी जयंती पर शत-शत नमन। मूल्यों और सिद्धांतों पर आधारित उनका जीवन देशवासियों के लिए हमेशा प्रेरणास्रोत बना रहेगा।— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 2, 2021
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, was a lawyer and an anti-colonial nationalist who played a crucial role in India's Independence from British rule.
Oct 2nd, 2021 marks his 152nd birth anniversary. United Nations, in 2007, said that October 2 will be observed as the International Day of Non-Violence which aims to "disseminate the message of non-violence."
This year, United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres stressed upon the need to usher in a new era of peace and tolerance.
Hatred, division and conflict have had their day.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) October 2, 2021
It is time to usher in a new era of peace, trust and tolerance.
On this International Day of Non-Violence - Gandhi's birthday - let's heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was India's 2nd Prime Minister and a key figure in India's independence movement along with Mahatma Gandhi.
Shastri is known for his slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’.