New Delhi: On October 2, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, at Raj Ghat.

The Prime Minister with a floral tribute to Gandhi paid respects to the leader.

"We bow to beloved Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti. There is much to learn from his life and noble thoughts. May Bapu's ideals keep guiding us in creating a prosperous and compassionate India," the Prime Minister tweeted.

Paying homage to Bapu on Gandhi Jayanti, President Kovind wrote, "The Mahatma’s life was his message. Gandhiji sacrificed his life for the upliftment of the downtrodden, and the empowerment of Indians. Gandhiji himself never claimed to be a great soul — indeed, he went out of his way to tell the world about his vulnerabilities. Yet, he is the best example of realising the maximum human potential."

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi wrote,"I won't fear anyone in the world. I won't bow down before any injustice. I will win over lies with the truth by my side... and may I bear all the sufferings protesting against falsehood. Wishing a happy Gandhi Jayanti."