Credit of computerization, IT revolution goes to Gandhi: Mir

PCC chief G A Mir addressing party function at Srinagar on Sunday.
PCC chief G A Mir addressing party function at Srinagar on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent
SRINAGAR/ JAMMU, Aug 20: Congress today paid floral tributes to former Prime Minister Late Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary and recalled his sacrifices and selfless services to the nation.

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Paying rich tributes to Late Gandhi on his birth anniversary, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president GA Mir   described him as a visionary and taller leader of the country, saying that the departed leader sacrificed his life for the nation and always fought against communal and divisive forces hell bent upon to harm the tradition of brotherhood and communal harmony in the country.
Inspired by his grandfather Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru and mother Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi always tried to reach out to the people at grass- root level in order to address their concerns. He always remained committed to uplift the poor and down trodden sections of the country to ensure every facility to them especially education and development at grass roots level, Mir said.
PCC chief further said that Rajiv Gandhi stood like a rock against the RSS policies and never compromised on his stated position of maintaining unity, brotherhood and communal harmony in the country, for which he even sacrificed his life, but never allowed communal forces to harm the secular fabric of the country, as a result, his adversaries got defeated on every count.
Late Gandhi was a great leader under whose leadership the nation reached the new heights in every respect, whether it was education, defence economy, science technology etc, besides he took various initiatives of public interest benefitting common and poor people directly at grass roots level. The departed leader after assuming office of Prime Minister concentrated at the people living below poverty lines and strived hard to ensure their development through Panchayati Raj Institutions. The introduction of Panchayati Raj System in the country was one among his remarkable achievements, which was hailed by the entire world, the introduction of computer education turned the country into a fast   developing countries in the world.
Among others who addressed the gathering included former minister and senior Congress leader Taj Mohi-ud-Din, MLA Haji Abdual Rashid Dar, Mohd Anwar Bhat, MLA Usman Majeed, Farooq Andrabi, Khamlata Wakhloo and GN Mir Lasjan.
Similar function was held at PCC office Jammu under the chairmanship of former minister and PCC vice president Raman Bhalla. The members paid floral tributes to Late Rajiv Gandhi and recalled his contributions for the country and the Congress party. Besides Bhalla, senior leaders Balbir Singh, Ravinder Sharma, Yogesh Sawhney, Anil Chopra, GL Chalotra, Manmohan Singh, Neeraj Gupta and others also paid tributes to Late Gandhi and addressed the gathering.
Pradesh Youth Congress led by its president, Pranav Shagotra also paid tributes to Late Rajiv Gandhi by donating blood at Govt Hospital Gandhi Nagar. The program was organised by LYC president Hoshiyar Singh Chib in presence of Shishpal Singh national secretary IYC, Satish Sharma, Varinder Singh, Chetan Wanchoo, Rajan Sharma and others. The speakers recalled the contributions of Late Rajiv Gandhi and donated dozens of units of blood.
Similar programs were held at various district and block headquarters across the State by the Congress party activists.

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