As the entire nation celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary today, Congress President Rahul Gandhi will convene the party’s working committee meeting at the Sevagram ashram of Mahatma Gandhi in Maharashtra’s Wardha district.
After reaching Wardha, the Congress Chief will attend a prayer meeting at Bapu Kutir in the ashram followed by garlanding of statue of Mahatma Gandhi, near the Collector’s office in the city.
Post it, Rahul Gandhi will take part in a ‘padyatra’ in the afternoon, following which the Gandhi scion will address a public meeting. “The padyatra will culminate in a ‘Sankalp Rally’ at the Circus ground where he is expected to spell out the party’s future strategy and pledge to uphold Gandhian principles and ideology,” Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.
The Congress Working Committee meeting will be historic the party’s working committee had held a meeting in Sevagram only in 1942 to adopt the ‘Quit India’ resolution and that meeting was presided over by Mahatma Gandhi.
Earlier in the day, the Congress Chief paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in Delhi. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi also paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation.
Remembering Gandhi ji, Rahul Gandhi wrote on Twitter, “Gandhiji is not an immobile statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India. Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for are the foundation of our country. True patriots must protect them. #GandhiJayanti #Gandhi150.”
Gandhiji is not an immobile statue, he is a living set of ideas and values flowing through India.
Truth and non-violence, which he lived for and was killed for are the foundation of our country.
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 2, 2018
Today marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.