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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 2:

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries.

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Patnaik paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation during state-level Gandhi Jayanti celebrations in Assembly premises.

He also took to micro-blogging site Twitter to pay his tribute to great leaders of the country.

Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee chief Prasad Harichandan also paid tribute to Gandhi. The Congress observed Gandhi Jayanti as International Day of Non-Violence here today.

Internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik also carved a sand art at at Girgaum Chowpatty beach in Mumbai on the occasion.

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October 2 is observed as the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who is also known as the “Father of the Nation” and Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of the country.