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Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], October 2 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Jaipur on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday stating that people should take inspiration from his life.

"I extend my greetings to everyone on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Gandhi ji will be remembered for centuries... Our country should be proud that our Gandhi ji is one of the greatest leaders of the world and is remembered in every corner. People should take inspiration from his life," CM Gehlot said.

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

Moreover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi's impact is global, said PM Modi in a post on X, today while also urging to work towards fulfilling Gandhi's dreams.

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

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

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