Ranchi: Governor Draupadi Murmu and Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday paid their tributes to Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
The duo reached the Bapu Vatika located at the Morhabadi Grounds and garlanded his statue and later also participated in the ‘bhajan’ programme.
Speaking on the occasion the Governor said that Gandhiji was known for his principles of truth, justice and non-violence and was also an advocate of women education. She said that today was the day when people should ask questions as to whether they were following the path as shown by him.
The Governor said that after going through the news these days she is of the view that there was a need for a change of mentality among the people and suggested that by following the path showed by Bapu this change can be brought.
Chief Minister Hemant Soren said that on October 2 the nation is celebrating the birth anniversaries of two great personalities including Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Sashtri who were the flag bearers of the country’s formation in the initial period and at the present and even in the future it would not be possible to find such personalities.
He said that the present time a change is being witnessed in public life and also in politics while some of them were hurting others were satisfactory. Hemant Soren said that thoughts of these great personalities can never die and there was a need to adopt their thoughts and ideals in personal and public conduct as then only it will be the best interest of the state and the nation.