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Porbandar (Gujarat) [India], October 2 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Kirti Mandir in Porbandar on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday.

Mahatma Gandhi's life will remain an eternal source of inspiration for mankind, the Gujarat CM said in a post on X (Formerly Twitter).

"Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, the eternal message of truth and non-violence to the world, synonymous with high values8203;8203;of life and simplicity, on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Pujya Bapu gave the world the weapon of Satyagraha. Being on the side of truth and standing firm even against enormously powerful armies taught them to live. Bapu's life will remain an eternal source of inspiration for mankind,"the Gujarat CM posted on X. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Delhi's Rajghat and said that his impact is global while urging people to work towards fulfilling his dreams.

"I bow to Mahatma Gandhi on the special occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. His timeless teachings continue to illuminate our path. Mahatma Gandhi's impact is global, motivating the entire humankind to further the spirit of unity and compassion. May we always work towards fulfilling his dreams. May his thoughts enable every youngster be the agent of change he dreamt of, fostering unity and harmony all over," the Prime Minister said in his post.

Earlier today, Congress national president and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Delhi Lieutenant Governor LG Saxena also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti.

Yesterday, on the eve of Gandhi Jayanti, President Droupadi Murmu extended her greetings to citizens and appealed to people to follow his values and teachings in their thoughts, speech, and actions, dedicating themselves to the welfare of the country.

Born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar town of Gujarat, Mahatma Gandhi or Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi adopted a non-violent resistance and was at the forefront of the freedom struggle against colonial British rule.

This led to India finally achieving its independence in 1947. Fondly known as Bapu, his unwavering belief in 'Swaraj' (self-governance) and 'Ahimsa' (non-violence) won him accolades across the world.

Globally, Gandhi's birth anniversary is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. (ANI)

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