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  • 8:50 PM IST
    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: We are trying to make the lives of countrymen easier through Aadhaar, Direct Benefit Transfer Digital India, Bhima App, Digi Locker, said PM Modi.
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    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: The India of Bapu’s dreams will be clean and the environment will be safe, said PM Modi adding that in the India of Bapu’s dreams every person will be healthy, fit.

  • 8:48 PM IST
    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: PM Modi reiterated Gandhi’s dream where every mother, every child will be nurtured, where every citizen will feel safe, free from discrimination and will be harmony.
  • 8:46 PM IST
    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: PM Modi says that the India of Bapu’s dreams will run on the ideals of Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas, everyone’s faith. All these elements of Bapu’s nationalism will be ideal for the whole world, they will become a source of inspiration, he added.
  • 8:44 PM IST
    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: “Sanitation, conservation of environment and animals, all these things were dear to Gandhi ji. Plastic is a major threat to all of them. So, we have to achieve the goal to eradicate ‘single use plastic’ from the country by the year 2022,” says PM Modi.
  • 8:41 PM IST
    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: “For me, any statistics, any praise, any respect is a big satisfaction when I see girls going to school without any worries,” says PM Modi.
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  • 8:36 PM IST

    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: “Today rural India and its villages have declared themselves ‘open defecation free’,” said PM Modi at ‘Swachh Bharat Diwas’ programme in Ahmedabad.

  • 8:33 PM IST

    Gandhi Jayanti 2019 LIVE Updates: Addressing the ‘Swachh Bharat Diwas’ programme in Ahmedabad, PM Modi said, “Whole world is celebrating Bapu’s birth anniversary. A few days ago United Nations (UN) released a postal stamp to make this occasion memorable, now commemorative stamps & coins have also been released here.”

  • 8:30 PM IST

New Delhi: India commemorated the 150th anniversary of bygone leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi on October 2 by fondly remembering the deeds and ideologies of the man better known as Mahatma.

Major events are lined up throughout the day and citizens across the country paid homage to the ‘Father of the Nation’. Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi started his day by visiting Gandhi’s resting place at Rajghat in Delhi and paid tributes. Later in the day, he visited Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad to garland the Gandhi statue later and pay tributes to Mahatma.

The Prime Minister will also visit the Parliament to pay floral tributes to Gandhi as well as Lal Bahadur Shastri who shares his birthday with ‘Bapu’.

During a special programme at the riverfront in Gujarat, PM Modi announced the country open defecation-free. The event was attended by nearly 20,000 sarpanches from the state. Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah will also address a small gathering in Shalimar Bagh in Delhi and flag off a ‘Gandhi Sankalp Yatra’ from the Ramlila Maidan.

On Tuesday, President Ram Nath Kovind whose birthday falls just a day before Gandhi gave a statement saying that Gandhi Jayanti is a special occasion for everyone to rededicate ourselves to the values of truth, non-violence, harmony, morality and simplicity.