Martyrs’ day: Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary

The nation on Thursday remembered Mahatma Gandhi on his 72nd death anniversary with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the country in paying homage to the Father of the Nation. The day is also observed as Martyrs Day. President Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and former prime minister Manmohan Singh offered floral tributes at Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat in New Delhi, where an interfaith prayer meeting was held. A gun salute was given at the memorial where school students and people from different walks of life gathered to pay respects to Bapu.

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