Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa were among those present.
Modi has also mentioned Gandhiji in several of his speeches and even dedicated the cleanliness drive "Swacch Bharat Abhiyan" to the Father of the Nation. We will always remember his courage and dedication to the nation, ' the premier pointed out. Today's world is the exact replica of the conditions and environment of hate and violence which prevailed on 30th January 1948 and led to the assassination of the greatest Leader of mankind, Mahatma Gandhi.
Modi and Cabinet Ministers Arun Jaitley, Smriti Irani and Mahesh Sharma also took to the social networking site to pay tributes.
On the Congress president being alloted a seat in the sixth row during the Republic Day programme in Delhi, Gehlot said the people of the country do not know the people seated in the first five rows, but know Rahul Gandhi, who was in the sixth.