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Mahatma Gandhi remembered on 143rd birth anniversary

October 02, 2012 09:58 IST
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Mahatma Gandhi was on Tuesday fondly remembered with President Pranab Mukherjee leading the nation in playing glowing tributes to the Father of the Nation on the occasion of his 143rd birth anniversary.

Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader L K Advani were among the prominent people who visited Gandhi's memorial at Rajghat to offer floral tributes.

Other dignitaries who visited Rajghat included Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Defence Minister A K Antony and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

An all-religion prayer was conducted during the remembrance ceremony. The favourite hymns of Gandhi were also played at the function.
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