There is much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi’s life and noble thoughts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said

India paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the 151st Gandhi Jayanti today. Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage and respect with flowers to the Father of Nation at Rajghat in New Delhi.

PM Modi tweeted about his visit to Rajghat.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi took to Twitter and said that there is so much to learn from Mahatma Gandhi’s life and noble thoughts.

"We bow to beloved Bapu 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," the Prime Minister tweeted.

President Ram Nath Kovind also paid homage to Gandhi at Rajghat.

“The 151st anniversary is a good occasion to think through our priorities in the light of Gandhiji’s life and thought, and prepare ourselves again to hear his voice in our hearts,” Kovind tweeted.

He further said in a tweet, “Gandhiji shows, in great detail, what needs to be done — by individuals, organizations and nations — to achieve peaceful coexistence, sustainable development, economic and social equality.”

The Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts also organized a webinar for the closing of the commemoration of the 150th Birth Centenary Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi earlier in the day.

Born on October 2, 1869, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule with utmost patience. His birthday is marked as the International day of non-violence globally.

As India follows a new rulebook of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Vocal for Local, Gandhi also believed in the same.

India’s neighborhood also celebrated 151st Gandhi’s birth anniversary in different ways as Gandhi believed that India’s true independence can only be achieved with its neighbors.

Sri Lanka Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa paid tribute to Gandhi at Temple Trees in Sri Lanka along with the officers of the High Commission of India.

“A touching gesture by Hon PM @PresRajapaksa who paid a tribute to #MahatmaGandhi on his birth anniversary at Temple Trees in #SriLanka along with officers of the High Commission of India @PMOIndia” the official handle of the High Commission of India in Columbo tweeted.

The High commission called Gandhi “the son of India” and said that Gandhi believed that an independent India is bound to help its neighbors. The High Commission further compared the principles of Gandhi with those of Buddha.

Malaysia also paid tribute to Gandhi by hosting the Grand Finale Celebrations of `150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“Grand finale of the year-long celebrations of d 150th Birth Anniversary of #MahatmaGandhi #GandhiAt150 by @hcikl #GandhiJayanti,“ the High Commission of India in Malaysia tweeted.

Bangladesh presented a video montage of commemorative events held to mark the 150th anniversary of Gandhi.

On the occasion of 151st Gandhi Jayanti, Ambassador of India to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi by placing a flower at his statue situated in the Embassy premises.

The Embassy, continuing the tradition of gifting ambulances and school buses, handed over 41 ambulances and six school buses to various governmental and non-governmental, not for profit organizations working in the field of health and education.

The Embassy of India in Nepal presented a video—Gandhi through the eyes of Nepal honoring his 151st birth anniversary.

“Remembering the Mahatma on his 151st Birth Anniversary. We present you a series of

#मैलेबुझेकोगान्धी--Gandhiji through the eyes of Nepal. Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Former PM of Nepal on Gandhiji,” the embassy tweeted.

The High Commission of India in the Maldives also tweeted about Mahatma Gandhi’s mission of marching India to freedom.

“Marching #India to Freedom! Mahatma Gandhi led the movement to free #India from the yoke of colonialism and repression; in doing so, he inspired freedom movements across the world,” it said.