Shimla, Oct 2 Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and several other state leaders and people from different walks of life paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri on the birth anniversary of the two leaders.
The chief minister led the people in offering floral tributes to the memorial of Gandhi at the historic Ridge here.
Thakur also offered floral tributes to the memorial of former prime minister Shastri.
Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj and other leaders including councillors also paid their rich tributes to Gandhi and Shastri.
The chief minister also administered the 'Swachhatta Oath' to the people present on the occasion, to keep the state clean to achieve the dream of 'Swachh Bharat'.
He also flagged off School Children Rally-Run Against Drug Abuse and Awareness.
Earlier, Thakur, along with Shimla Mayor Kusum Sadrate, Deputy Mayor Rakesh Sharma and Councillors, participated in Swachhatta Abhiyan at Sanjauli.
The chief minister released a special edition of Himprastha, the monthly magazine of state information and public relations department, which contains several interesting stories regarding Gandhi's visits to Shimla from 1921 to 1945.
Former chief minister Virbhadra Singh, chief whip and BJP MLA Narender Bragta, MLAs Nand Lal, Vikramaditya Singh and Balbir Verma also paid floral tributes to Gandhi and Shastri. DJI CK
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