The Congress on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary, with Rahul Gandhi saying his father was a person with a “tremendous vision”.
Taking to social media and utilizing the hashtag “Remembering Rajiv Gandhi”, a number of Congress leaders hailed Rajiv Gandhi’s contribution to nation constructing and his management.
Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi visited his father’s memorial, Veer Bhumi, and paid homage on his 76th birth anniversary within the morning.
Rahul Gandhi described his father as a compassionate and loving human being, and a person with great imaginative and prescient, far forward of his time.
“Rajiv Gandhi was a man with a tremendous vision, far ahead of his times. But above all else, he was a compassionate and loving human being. I am incredibly lucky and proud to have him as my father. We miss him today and every day,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted.
Rahul Gandhi reached Veer Bhumi to pay respects to his father, with celebration leaders and Indian Youth Congress activists current there. They raised slogans hailing the former prime minister.
The birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi on August 20 is noticed as Sadbhavna Divas’ (concord day) by the Congress.
Scores of Congress leaders and celebration employees marked the event with numerous occasions and took to social media to hail Rajiv Gandhi’s contribution to the nation. Videos of messages by Congress leaders had been additionally posted on the celebration’s official Twitter deal with.
Congress’ basic secretary in-charge, organisation Ok C Venugopal mentioned Rajiv Gandhi’s management and goals laid the inspiration for contemporary India, whereas Congress’ chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hailed the former prime minister for ushering within the telecom revolution.
Senior Congress chief and AICC treasurer Ahmed Patel mentioned, “Rajiv ji’s political life was short, but in that duration, he managed to give a new direction to the nation’s progress. He believed India’s unity was strengthened by her diversity.”
“Rededicating ourselves to his ideals is the best tribute we can offer him, on his birth anniversary,” he mentioned.
Senior Congress chief P Chidambaram mentioned it was Rajiv Gandhi’s imaginative and prescient that dreamed of an India within the 21st century.
“He (Rajiv Gandhi) said that the 21st century would be driven by technology, computers and innovation. That vision sparked the economic liberalisation of 1991,” the former finance minister mentioned.
Senior Congress chief Mallikarjuna Kharge mentioned Rajiv Gandhi firmly believed that if India is to turn out to be a world chief it has to turn out to be an financial powerhouse for which “we need to make use of modern technology”.
Former Defence minister A Ok Antony mentioned Rajiv Gandhi was the hope of the Indian youth. He took the Indian youth and India as an entire into the 21st century, Antony mentioned.
Senior Congress chief and former Union minister Shashi Tharoor additionally hailed Rajiv Gandhi, saying, “If today we are what we are, we owe a great deal to Rajiv Gandhi. Let us remember him with pride and honour, a life snuffed out too young but which achieved much in a very short time.”
Rajiv Gandhi, who was prime minister between 1984-89, was born on today in 1944 and assassinated by the LTTE throughout an election marketing campaign in 1991.