He also posted a sepia-toned picture of Gandhi, standing beside a broom, to emphasise the Gandhian vision-driven mission of 'Swachh Bharat'.
Mahatma Gandhi, besides standing for liberty and freedom, also championed the cause of cleanliness, and Prime Minister's 'Clean India' campaign which completed one year on Friday is a tribute to his values. "Cleanliness was very close to Mahatma Gandhi's heart. Let us reaffirm our commitment for a Swachh Bharat & fulfil our beloved Bapu's dream. A clean India will enhance our development journey & benefit the poor," said Modi on the picture post. President Mukherjee also paid floral tributes to the Mahatma at his memorial.
An all-faith prayer ceremony was also held on the occasion at the memorial. Both Modi and Mukherjee attended the function during their brief visits. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit, who arrived along with Sonia Gandhi, also paid homage to the Mahatma on his birth anniversary. Ambassadors of France, Japan, among other dignitaries also attended the function.
A large number of school children also gathered at the venue to pay homage to the father of the nation. The nation also remembered former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 111th birth anniversary with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the nation in paying homage to the leader, who gave the slogan 'Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan', at his memorial at Vijay Ghat. "Salutation on the anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri ji (Lal Bahadur Shastri ji ki jayanti par mera pranam," Modi tweeted.
In his message, he also posted a picture, saying, "I bow to the proud son of India Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary".