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The 50th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated on a grand scale in erstwhile Nalgonda district on Tuesday

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Nalgonda/Suryapet/Yadadri-Bhongir: The 50th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi was celebrated on a grand scale in erstwhile Nalgonda district on Tuesday.

District Collectors Gaurav Uppal, Surendra Mohan and Anitha Ramachndran of Nalgonda, Suryapet and Yadadri- Bhongir districts respectively paid floral tributes to the statues and pictures of Mahatma Gandhi at their respective district headquarters.

Speaking on the occasion, Nalgonda district Collector Gaurav Uppal said the real tribute to Mahatma Gandhi is to follow the path of nonviolence and peace shown by him.

Yadadri- Bhongir district Collector Anitha Ramachndran said Mahatma dedicated his life to the people and the country. He used the truth and nonviolence as weapons to liberate the country from the hold of British.

Suryapet Collector K Surendra Mohan said Mahatma Gandhi was a great freedom fighter, who lead the movement with non-voilence. He urged the youth to take Mahatma Gandhi as an inspiration and follow his path of peace.

Leaders of various parties also celebrated Gandhi Jayanti at party offices and remembered his invaluable contributions to the nation. NGOs and youth organizations conducted rallies, distributed free meals and conducted blood donation programmes to mark the day.

Officials of Gudur toll plaza located on Hyderabad- Warangal highway in Bibinagar mandal in Yadadri- Bhongir district organized blood donation camp on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. As many as 50 enthusiastic persons donated the blood during the event.

Meanwhile, large number of people visited Gandhi temple located at Kaparthi of Chityal mandal in Nalgonda district and garlanded the statue singing bhajans. As many as 50 children in attire of Gandhi dress code visited Gandhi temple and performed Puja to his statue.

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