Vice President unveils Gandhi statue at Rajghat

No govt instruction to clean offices on Swachhata Diwas

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The statue was unveiled by Indian High Commissioner to the UK YK Sinha, hours after he paid floral tributes at a similar but much older Mahatma Gandhi memorial at Tavistock Square in London.

"The Governor further said that in pursuance of Gandhi's ideas, government of India has launched "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" on this occasion to create a "Clean India" of Gandhiji's dreams of "Swachhata Hi Seva Hai".

Students from two Indian global schools in Tokyo and Yokohama performed short plays that featured nonviolence and cleanliness, respectively. He said the state had targeted the construction of 22 lakh individual toilets as part of Swachch Bharat by March 31, 2018. He was also known as "Gandhiji" and "BapuJi" in India and the world.Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2 Oct 1869 in Hindu family in Porbandar, Gujarat. School children had also gathered at the venue to pay homage to the Father of the Nation.

A special exhibition highlighting the role of women in Mahatma Gandhis mass movements against the British rule will be held tomorrow at the National Gandhi Museum here. The nation mourned for him after he was assassinated on January 30, 1948. October 2 is also designated as the International Day of Non-Violence by the United Nations, which calls Gandhi the "pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of nonviolence". Many allege a conspiracy behind his death.

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