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Rajiv Gandhi's 79th Birth Anniversary; Rahul Gandhi and Congress Party to Pay Tribute

  • Posted on August 20, 2023
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  • By Sakshi Nawani
Rahul Gandhi pays tribute

20th August, 2023 marks 79th Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi. He took office as the Prime Minister of India at the age of 40, making him the country's youngest-ever Prime Minister.

Rahul Gandhi, a prominent Congress figure and Lok Sabha MP, who is currently touring Ladakh, took a motorcycle journey to Pangong Lake over the weekend. The Congress party shared images of him riding a bike on its official social media account (formerly Twitter). Simultaneously, Rahul Gandhi himself posted pictures of his bike excursion on his Instagram account. He captioned it with, "Heading to Pangong Lake, a place my father often described as one of the most stunning locations in the world." 

79th birthday of Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi pays tribute at Pangong Tso.
Congress leaders pay tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.

Latest visuals from Pangong Tso bank depicts that the son is all set to pay tribute to his father and former Prime Minister on Rajiv Gandhi's birth Anniversary. In Delhi, Congress leaders and party members gather to honor the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday today. This event is taking place outside Veer Bhumi.

In Ladakh, Vikar Rasool Wani, the President of the Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee, mentioned that Rahul Gandhi will be honoring the late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi today. He highlighted that Rajiv Gandhi gave his life for the nation, and their gathering serves as a remembrance of his contributions.

79th birthday of Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi pays tribute at Pangong Tso.
79th birthday of Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi pays tribute at Pangong Tso. (Photo: ANI Twitter)

August 20 is celebrated as Sadbhavana Diwas in honor of India's sixth Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi. It promotes goodwill, peace, national integration, and communal harmony. Various cultural events and tournaments are organized nationwide, and people pledge to foster peace and harmony in their surroundings. Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary is today marked with the same. 

Sadbhavana Diwas was established in 1992, following the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi by the LTTE in Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, nearly a year earlier.

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