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By hindustantimes.com

UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2021 05:57 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and vice president M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday attended a prayer meeting organised on Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi.

PM Modi was seen observing a silent prayer with his eyes closed as the gathering paid respect to Mahatma Gandhi. Union health minister Harsh Vardhan was also seen along with the Prime Minister and vice president at the venue.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi had paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and said that Bapu’s ideals continue to motivate millions.

“Tributes to the great Bapu on his Punya Tithi. His ideals continue to motivate millions. On Martyrs’ Day we recall the heroic sacrifices of all those great women and men who devoted themselves towards India’s freedom and the well-being of every Indian,” Modi said in a tweet.

The Prime Minister also went to Raj Ghat, Gandhi’s memorial in the national capital, to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.

President Ram Nath Kovind, vice president Naidu and defence minister Rajnath Singh, among others, also paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi.

January 30, the day he was shot dead in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. is marked as Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary. India also observes this day as Martyrs’ Day.

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