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Prez, PM attend prayer meet for Gandhi death anniversary

January 30, 2015 20:10 IST

An inter-faith prayer meeting was held on Friday on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's 67th death anniversary at Gandhi Smriti in New Delhi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the Martyrs Day, at Gandhi Smriti, in New Delhi. Photograph: PIB

Vice-President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tourism Minister Mahesh Kumar, Minister of State for Urban Development Babul Supriyo were among those who attended the programme.

Vice President Hamid Ansari paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi memorial in New Delhi. Photograph: PIB

The prayer meet saw participation by over 100 disabled children along with students from various city schools.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries attending the prayer meeting. Photograph: PIB

Ansari and Modi paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation amidst rendition of devotional songs by various artistes, including renowned singer Suresh Wadkar.

Supriyo, a singer himself, sang 'Pyaar Baantte Chalo', which encapsulates the spirit of national unity and harmony.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other dignitaries at the Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha, at the Samadhi of Mahatma Gandhi on Martyr’s Day. Photograph: PIB

A two-minute silence was also observed by those present at Gandhi Smriti, which was formerly known as Birla House. It is here that Gandhi spent the last 144 days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

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