Puducherry: Floral tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary here on Thursday.
Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, Revenue minister M O H F Shajahan, Assembly Speaker V P Sivakolunthu, Congress legislators and others garlanded the statue of Rajiv Gandhi at Ellapillaichavady.
PCC president A V Subramanian and party functionaries also garlanded the statue. Verses from Bhagavad Gita, Quran and Bible were read out at the pedestal of the statue and the Chief Minister administered the Sadbhavana pledge to the gathering.
Earlier, rich tributes were paid to a decorated portrait of Gandhi in front of the PCC office here in which the Chief Minister and other leaders participated.
V-P pays tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi
New Delhi: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday paid tributes to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 76th birth anniversary.
In a message, the Vice President said, "Remembering former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary today. His contributions to IT sector will always be remembered."Born on this day in 1944, he was India's sixth Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989.
Rajiv Gandhi was a man with tremendous vision: Rahul
New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said that the late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi was a man with a tremendous vision, far ahead of his times.
In a tribute to the former Prime Minister and his father on his Birth anniversary, Rahul said that he is incredibly lucky and proud to have him as his father.
''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 said.
PM pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary
New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid tribute to former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary.
''On his birth anniversary, tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi Ji,''the PM said.
Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi became the youngest Prime Minister of India when he assumed office in October 1984. He served as the Prime Minister of India till December 2, 1989.'
In May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) suicide bomber during an election rally in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu.
The Congress observes the day as 'Sadbhavna Divas'.(UNI)