Offering tributes to Mahatma Gandhi, PM Modi said the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi continue to motivate millions.
Modi in his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi said there is much to learn from his life and thoughts.
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"Motivated by Atal Ji's life and work, we will strive to enhance good governance and transform lives," the PM said.
Gandhi, soon after his return from the Kailash Mansarovar, reached Rajghat and paid his tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. The bandh began after Gandhi offered holy water from the pilgrimage there.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is on his first visit to India as the German president arrived in India on Thursday. He began his five-day trip with a visit to Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi.
The activist has been pressing for setting up the Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in the states.
"The new statue would offer another spot for them to pay their respect to the great soul," the statement said.
"Bow to beloved 'Bapu' on Gandhi Jayanti. His noble ideals motivate millions across the world," Modi tweeted sharing a video of Mahatma Gandhi.