Nation Remembers Mahatma Gandhi on 137th Birth Anniversary

August 27, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Meida for Freedom/Hindustan Times

INDIA:Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on 137th birth anniversary

Several schoolchildren were among the thousands, including politicians and diplomats, who paid homage to the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 137th birth anniversary on Monday.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Information and Broadcasting Minister S Jaipal Reddy and veteran Gandhian Nirmala Deshpande were among those who paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat, his memorial in the national capital.

Representatives of nine religions - Buddhism, Baha'i, Christian, Hindu, Islam, Jain, Judaism, Zoroastrianism and Sikhism - took part in an all-religion prayer meeting at Rajghat.