Rich tributes paid to Rajiv Gandhi on death anniversary across J&K



JAMMU: J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) held several functions in Jammu & Kashmir to observe 30th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Friday.
JKPCC President G A Mir and other senior leaders held a series of functions in Kashmir province to mark the occasion. Several relief measures were also taken for welfare of COVID patients, their attendants and other poor people during ongoing pandemic.
In Jammu, Congress paid rich tributes to Bharat Rattan and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at party Headquarters. A function was organised by JKPCC Vice President and former minister Raman Bhalla to pay tributes to former prime minister. To observe the day as ‘Seva & Sadbhavna Diwas’, food items and other essentials were distributed among needy persons at Gandhi Nagar hospital and Bahu Fort. Others present on the occasion included Latish Sharma, Deewan Chand, Mulakh Raj, Chaman Lal, Rahul Salotra, Atul Sharma, Ajay Kumar, Balram Langhe and Balwinder Singh.
Paying tributes to former leader, Raman Bhalla said that former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was a man with ‘tremendous vision’, far ahead of his time. He described Rajiv Gandhi as a compassionate and loving human being.

Former Minister J&K Yogesh Sawhney, General Secretary PCC and PCC Chief Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma, accompanied by other senior Congress leaders hailed Rajiv Gandhi’s contribution to nation-building and paid floral tributes to the great leader. They observed two minutes of silence and remembered him as a true patriot and a visionary leader, who laid ideals of unity and progress in India. On the occasion, Sawhney and Ravinder Sharma, along with other Congress leaders, also distributed sanitization kits at Kusht Ashram in Bhagwati Nagar amid strict observance of COVID-19 SoPs.
Speaking on the occasion, PCC Spokesperson Ravinder Sharma said that keeping in mind the ongoing situation of COVID, Congress is making all efforts to provide as much aid as possible to affected people. Other leaders present on the occasion included Dr Ramakant Khajuria, Rajesh Gupta, Atul Sharma, Surinder Dogra and Shida.
DCC Rajouri also observed death anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. DCC President Shabir Ahmad Khan along with others leaders paid rich tributes to the great leader.
The function was organized in the premises of Medical College Rajouri and different type of material was distributed among the needy and poor people.
Khurshid Mir, Sushil Sharma, Vijay Guru, Lovely Gupta, Rajesh Gupta, Anil Chopra, Capt Azam, Molvi Bashir, Mushtaq Ahmed, Mohd Farid, Romesh Bali, Mubashir Mir, Mohd Javed, Bal Krishan (Bali), Puspinder Gupta, Amish Malhotra many female councilors and workers participated in the programme.
J&K Pardesh Mahila Congress also observed death anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi and distributed ration & medical kits among needy people.
In Kathua, senior leader Pankaj Dogra organized a function to mark the occasion and distributed relief among needy. PCC Secretary Shashi Sharma also held a function at Bishnah to pay tributes to Rajiv Gandhi.

In Udhampur, senior Congress leader Sumit Magotra along with party workers distributed food items, masks and Sanitizers among poor and needy families in a remote village of Udhampur.
District Congress Committee (DCC) Jammu Rural also paid rich tributes to the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary. The party organised a number of programmes to mark the occasion across the district under the guidance and supervision of President DCC Rural, Hari Singh Chib.

During a programme held at Azad Colony Muthi, falling in Raipur Domana constituency, Hari Singh Chib, while paying tributes to Late Rajiv Gandhi, said that though political life of Rajiv Gandhi was short, but in that duration, he managed to give a new direction to nation’s progress. Those who accompanied DCC Rural President and paid tributes to Rajiv Gandhi included Som Nath Sharma, Tarun Vaid, Virender Mehta and Om Parkash.