Happy Gandhi Jayanti by Dr. Monika Spolia, editor and publisher of Bharat Times (Montreal & Cornwall)
The nation today remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 149th birth anniversary. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat today. Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi also paid their tributes to Gandhiji. Every year, the nation pays homage to Mahatma Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was fondly called Bapu, on his birth anniversary on October 2, which is also known as Gandhi Jayanti. Born in 1869 in Gujarat’s Porbandar, Mahatma Gandhi had his early political training in South Africa while working among the local Indian community facing discrimination.
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