JAMMU/Srinagar, May 21: Jammu & Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi on his 29th death anniversary, in various functions held across the J&K UT.
The JKPCC president, GA Mir paid glowing tributes to Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary and lauded his selfless services and sacrifices for the Nation. Remembering Rajiv Gandhi, Mir described him as a visionary and leader of masses, who led the country to progress and inclusive development in every respect. The sacrifices of former PM will continue to inspire the generations, leading them at the path of unity and harmony, PCC chief said.
Mir said the Nation would continue to remain indebted to Rajiv Gandhi for his selfless services and sacrifices, who is credited of taking the prestige of the Nation to the new heights in respect of communication, science technology, education, health infrastructure, defense. He said Gandhi introduced Panchayati Raj system, besides bringing the development at the door steps of the people, which proved a big source of employment generation for the common people at grass root level. His assassination shall continue to miss him for his concern about the well being of the countrymen, Mir added.
Meanwhile PCC in a meeting of senior leaders presided over by Bashir Ahmad Magrey remembered Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary and paid tributes to the departed leader. Senior leaders Abdul Gani Khan, Shameema Raina, Abid Kashmiri, Amir Raool, Nissar Ahmad Mundoo and Dr Ayoub Matoo also attended.
Similarly, the District Congress Committee, Kupwara held a meeting of senior party workers at Lolab in which the participants paid glowing tributes to Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary.
In Jammu, an impressive function was held in this connection at PCC Headquarters, Shaheedi Chowk. Amidst Corona virus pandemic , only prominent leaders paid tributes maintaining social distance and guidelines of Health Ministry.
Similar functions were also held at all party offices across Jammu region. On this occasion, ration items packed vehicles were also flagged off for distribution among needy in different locations of Jammu to mark the occasion.
Prominent among those who paid tributes include Raman Bhalla PCC vice president, Ravinder Sharma chief spokesperson PCC, former minister Yogesh Sawhney, Manmohan Singh general secretary PCC, Neeraj Gupta secretary PCC, senior leader Surinder Singh Shingari, Suresh Dogra chairman OBC PCC , Pranav Shagotra , Dr Ramakant Khajuria and others.
While paying floral tributes Raman Bhalla described Rajiv Gandhi as a visionary leader who prepared the country and the youth of the nation for the challenges of the 21st century in the world. He introduced the IT revolution in the country as a result India has immerged as leader in the field of IT and Computer in the world.
Bhalla further said that Panchayati Raj in the country and lowering of age for voting rights from 21st years to 18 years is the result of Rajiv Gandhi’s vision. He strengthened democracy at the grass- root level in the country with greater participation of women, youth, SCs, STs, OBCs and transferred power to the people. He regretted that his untimely assassination has left his dreams halfway. He said that martyrdom of Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi would continue to lead the Nation at the path of unity, harmony and development.
Youth Congress distributed one-day wages to the underprivileged on the death anniversary of Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Jammu today.
While distributing financial assistance to the under-privileged, Uday Chib, J&K PYC president said that the lockdown has badly affected the migrant and the poor. To extend a helping hand and get them justice they deserve, the Youth Congress has provided financial assistance to the underprivileged people and their families, he said.
“Rahul Gandhi has conceptualized Nyuntam Aay Yojana (Nyay), a cash transfer scheme, offers direct transfer of Rs 72,000 to the bank accounts of every below poverty line (BPL) family per year aiming to bring back the country on track,” he said, adding, from the day one of the lockdown, Rahul Gandhi had been asking the government to help all those people, who were in the urgent need of financial support.
District Youth Congress Jammu Urban also provided financial aid in the form of Nyay. With the symbolic gesture, DYC president Jammu Urban Rahul Tandon in presence of incharge Jammu Urban and general secretary Nimrandeep Singh Bhullar along with secretaries JKPYC Brinder Partap Singh, Divyansh Singh Jamwal demanded from the Central Govt to ensure Nyay for 6 months to the underprivileged people.
Former MLC & senior Congress leader Subhash Gupta paid tributes to departed leader Rajiv Gandhi by keeping social distancing at Hiranagar. While paying tributes to Late Gandhi, Gupta described him as a great statesman and a visionary leader, and remembered his contributions for the country who sacrificed his life like his mother Indira Gandhi for the sake of nation.
Congress workers of Vijaypur town paid floral tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his 29th death anniversary in district Samba today. The program was held under the chairmanship of Babal Gupta, senior party leader and PCC member. A large number of Congress workers were also present who paid floral tributes to the former Prime Minister.
At Udhampur, Congress activists led by Sumeet Magotra, DCC leader paid floral tributes to former PM Rajiv Gandhi and recalled his achievements for the party and the country.
Senior party leader from Sainik Colony, Jammu Jai Singh along with party workers, Freedom Fighters Association led by Ved Gandotra and NPP chief patron Prof Bhim Singh also paid floral tributes to Late Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary today and recalled his role for the country.