Pilgrim Of Eternity - India is celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s seventy-eighth birthday. - 1947.
Gandhi's 78th birthday was observed as a day of national celebration. The leaders of the nation paid public tribute to him. Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru said India must choose which way it was heading, along the path indicated by the "apostle of truth and non-violence" or that of hatred among brethren on which Indians had been led recently by antisocial elements. Abul Kalam Maulana Azad said: "The same India which gave to the world the greatest man of the age is destroying the principles of peace and humanity for which the great man stands."