The nation pays homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 73rd death anniversary . The day is also observed as Martyrs’ Day. He was assassinated on this day in 1948. President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at his Samadhi in Rajghat on the occasion of his death anniversary. President Kovind said people should adhere to his ideals of peace, non-violence, simplicity, purity of means and humility. He asked everyone to resolve to follow his path of truth and love.In a tweet, PM Modi said, Bapu’s ideals continue to motivate millions. He said, on Martyrs’ Day we recall the heroic sacrifices of all those great women and men who devoted themselves towards India’s freedom and the well-being of every Indian.