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India marks ‘Father of the Nation’ Gandhi's 151st birthday

  • Published at 04:07 pm October 2nd, 2020
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A man walks past a decoration made out of flowers depicting Indian independence icon Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on October 2, 2020 AFP

Gandhi played a key role in gaining India's independence from the British rule in 1947 by peaceful means and spreading the message of non-violence

The 151st birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, India's "Father of the Nation," was celebrated on Friday.

Gandhi played a key role in gaining India's independence from the British rule in 1947 by peaceful means and spreading the message of non-violence, and he was given the title "Father of the Nation."

Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869 in India's Gujarat, and was shot dead on January 30, 1948 in New Delhi, five months after India gained independence.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that there was much to learn from Gandhi's way of life and thoughts.

"We bow to beloved Bapu (Father) on Gandhi Jayanti. There is much to learn from his life and noble thoughts. May Bapu's ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India," tweeted Modi.

In his message, Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said Gandhi's vision will continue to inspire all even today. "Pay my respects to Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary. His vision and wisdom will continue to inspire all of us today," tweeted the Chinese envoy.

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