Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Wednesday led a procession with participants reciting the famous bhajan ‘Vaishnava Jana To’, on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The march began at 8.25 am from Roshanpur Chowk and proceeded to Minto Hall, where Nath, followed by others, garlanded the statue of the Father of the Nation.
Thereafter, Nath proceeded and garlanded a statue of Lal Bahadur Shastri near Vidhan Bhawan, as October 2 is also the birth anniversary of the former prime minister.
Several processions, with participants reciting bhajans, including ‘Vaishnava Jana To’, a 15th century song that became popular during the lifetime of Mahatma Gandhi, were held across the state, MP Congress spokesperson Bhupendra Gupta said
As part of the sesquicentennial year of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, the Congress has organised a week-long programme to propagateGandhian thoughts and principles, he said.
To mark the occasion, collectors of districts across the state have already been instructed to organise various programmes and events, another official said.
Source By Indiatoday