New Delhi, Oct 1 (IANS) This Wednesday, on the occasion of the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will start the day with a visit to Rajghat, the resting place of the father of the nation.
It will be followed by a Modi visiting Vijayghat, the resting place of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, who also shares his birthday with Gandhi.
Modi will next go to Parliament where he will pay floral tributes to both leaders. Later in the evening, he will fly off to Ahmedabad and visit Sabarmati Ashram. The Prime Minister, who launched the ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign in 2014, in remembrance of Gandhi, will take part in an event for cleanliness there.
BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah will address a small gathering in Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh. Shah will also flag off a ‘Gandhi Sankalp Yatra’ from the Ramlila Maidan.
Meanwhile, BJP working president J.P. Nadda will join Gandhi Sankalp Yatra at Chand Vatika, near Khaira village, whereas Union minister Prakash Javadekar will join in at Chuna Bhatti area of Kirti Nagar.
All Delhi MPs and senior BJP leaders will join this yatra at different points across Delhi on October 2.
Ever since the Modi government first came to power in 2014, October 2 is celebrated with much fanfare.
The ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign was launched with the goal to make India open-defecation free, with Gandhi’s iconic spectacles serving as the campaign’s logo.