From Tendulkar to Mithali, cricket fraternity celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

New Delhi [India], Oct 2 : The sports fraternity on Monday came in unison to pay homage to 'Father of Nation' Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary.

From Sachin Tendulkar to Mithali Raj, everyone took to their official Twitter accounts to extend their warm wishes.

They also took the opportunity to laud the cleanliness drives organised by the Indian Government to promote 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'.

'Cleanliness is Godliness' had been the mantra of Mahatma Gandhi's life. Gandhiji, in his lifetime, demonstrated, propagated and insisted for individual and community cleanliness.

Following his footsteps, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government launched 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on October 2, 2014 with a vision of achieving 'Clean India' by 2019.

And the drive completes its three years today. Paying tribute to Gandhi ji, Tendulkar called on the countrymen to contribute towards making India both 'Swachh' as well as 'Swasth'.

"Each one of us can contribute towards making India both Swachh and Swasth. Let's start today on the occasion of #Gandhi Jayanti!" he wrote. Here's what other cricketers shared on social media: Suresh Raina?: Remembering Bapu #MahatmaGandhi, who imparted values of peace (and) nonviolence in us.

Let's pledge for a peaceful world on this #GandhiJayanti! Mohammad Kaif?: You must be the change you wish to see in the world - Tributes to the great Mahatma on his birth anniversary.

#GandhiJayanti Virender Sehwag : Tributes on the birth anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri ji.

Aptly also, International Day for Non- Violence Mithali Raj: How fulfilling must his life have been that he could say, "My life is my message." Revisiting Gandhiji's words (and) life on this special day.

Source: ANI