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Congress President pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in
 Mani Bhavan

Mumbai, Dec 28 (UNI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi today paid tributes to 'Father of the Nation' on the occasion of 118th Foundation Day of the party.

Ms Gandhi, who was on a two-day trip to the city, visited Mani Bhavan at the Laburnam Road near Grant Road here and also the Gowalia Tank - from where Mahatma Gandhi gave the call of 'Quit India' in 1942.

Ms Gandhi, who was accompanied by Chief Minister Sushilkumar Shinde, visited the Mani Bhavan and saw the exhibits related to the life and times of Mahatma Gandhi.

''It is a moving and inspirational experience to visit Mani Bhavan. We take strength from the Mahatma his contribution to the freedom and his strength,'' she wrote in the visitors' book.

She also visited the Gowalia Tank, now rechristened August Kranti Maidan at Grant Road, and paid tributes to the martyrs of the freedom struggle.

Ms Gandhi and Mr. Shinde were accompanied by All India Congress Committee general secretary in-charge of Maharashtra Vayalar Ravi, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee President Ranjit Deshmukh, Mumbai Congress Chief Gurudas Kamat, former Lok Sabha Speaker Shivraj Patil and Rajya Sabha member Murli Deora.

Members of the trust also presented Ms Gandhi a set of books on Mahatma Gandhi's contribution and his vision for rural development and other subjects. The Italian translations of two volumes of 'Krishna Avatar' were also presented to her.

At the Gowalia Tank, she also inspected a parade of the Seva Dal.



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