Marking the 71st death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi this Wednesday, President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Modi paid their tribute to the ‘Father of the Nation’ and on his second visit to Gujarat today, Modi will be inaugurating the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial in Dandi.

In a tweet the President wrote, “On Martyrs’ Day, we gratefully remember Mahatma Gandhi and the countless freedom fighters who sacrificed their all for our Independence #PresidentKovind”. 

“Tomorrow, on Bapu’s Punya Tithi, I will be in Dandi, the place from where Bapu challenged the might of colonialism. In Dandi, the National Salt Satyagraha Memorial will be dedicated to the nation. This is a tribute to Satyagrahis led by Gandhi Ji, who worked for India’s freedom,” the PM tweeted. 

A 40-metre tall monument will be built on the memorial site. The monument will have statues of the Mahatma along with 80 of his satyagrahis who led the ‘salt satygraha’ from Ahmedabad to Dandi.

January 30, 1948 is when Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated and the day is now also observed as Martyr’s day.