PM pays tributes to Gandhi on his death anniversary

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New Delhi, Jan 30 (PTI) Paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said his ideals continue to motivate millions.

Gandhi was shot dead on this day in 1948 by Nathuram Godse. His death anniversary is observed as Martyrs' Day.

'Tributes to the great Bapu on his Punya Tithi. His ideals continue to motivate millions. On Martyrs' Day we recall the heroic sacrifices of all those great women and men who devoted themselves towards India's freedom and the well-being of every Indian,' Modi said in a tweet.

The prime minister also went to the Raj Ghat, Gandhi's memorial in the national capital, to pay homage to the Father of the Nation and later attended a prayer meeting at Gandhi Smriti, the site of his assassination which now houses a museum dedicated to him. PTI KR SMN