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Rich tribute paid to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary


Rich tribute paid to Mahatma Gandhi, Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary

Floral tributes were paid to the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and the country's second prime minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversary in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra on Tuesday. Various programmes, including Swachata Samvad among other others, were organized by different social organizations in the region.

In Aurangabad, at a function held at the Congress Bhavan at Shaganj area, the office-bearers of district committee garlanded the portraits of the Mahatma and Shastri and paid rich tributes to both the leaders, who share the same birthday. The government offices across the region also paid homage to them. Several functions will be held in the city at various places later in the day.

Reports reaching here from across the region stated that similar functions were held to mark the birth anniversaries of the two leaders in other seven districts of the region. Meanwhile, the BJP launched 'Mahatma Gandhi Swachata Seva Samvad Padyatra' across the 288 assembly segments in the state on this occasion, which will go on for the next couple of days, said party sources.