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Vice-President of India M.Venkaiah Naidu today unveiled a 1.80 metre tall bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of the 148 Birth Anniversary of the champion of country's independence.

Rajghat, the Samadhi of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi in the national capital, has for acquired a new feature that could appeal to the large number of visitors. After paying tributes to the Mahatma at Rajghat, he will proceed to Vigyan Bhavan for the "Swachhta Diwas" celebrations. PM Modi paid tributes to Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat.

Gandhi Jayanti will be marked by cleanliness drives to promote the "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', a flagship mission of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which aims at making people aware about the advantages of cleanliness".

Chief Minister Pema Khandu also extended his best wishes to the people on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, birth anniversary of the Father of the Nation. October 2 is also designated as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations, which calls Gandhi the "pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence".

B Wilson Babu in his speech said, "Gandhi's novel advocating for non-violent actions brought down colonialism, greatly influenced freedom struggle and inspired several world leaders such as Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela in their fight".

This is the place where Mahatma Gandhi spent his last days of his life and was assassinated on January 30, 1948.

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