People of two Telugu speaking States have paid tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of his 69th death anniversary in a unique way by observing two minutes silence.
The silence was observed at 11 am today in all the government offices and educational institutions as a token of respect to Mahatma Gandhi and the others who sacrificed their lives for the independence of India.
Traffic was also stopped at major intersections in Hyderabad and other towns in Telangana and at Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam.
Vehicular traffic came to standstill on the roads for two minutes at 11 o clock when people stopped their vehicles paid tributes including policemen on duty.
In the city here, city denizens stopped their vehicles at main junctions and other cross roads as a mark of respect to give tribute to Mahatma Gandhi.
Police appealed to the civilians to ensure full solemnity during observing 2 minutes of silence and the Governor of the two Telugu States, E.S.L Narasimhan and Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) paid the floral tributes at the Bapu Ghat in Hyderabad.
The Union Minister Bandaru Dattatreya and several other Cabinet Ministers of Telangana and top officials along with political leaders paid their rich tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Bapu Ghat in Hyderabad.
The Chief Minister along with the eminent leaders attended an all religion prayer meeting while in Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and his Cabinet colleagues paid their tributes to Mahatma Gandhi. Chandrababu led the entire Andhra Pradesh State in observing a 2 minute of silence as a mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi. (NSS)