Sadbhavana Diwas is being observed today (20 August 2018) across India to mark the birth anniversary of former PM Rajiv Gandhi. The theme of Sadbhavana is to promote National Integration & Communal Harmony among people of all Religion & Languages
Born on August 20, 1944, Rajiv Gandhi served as the seventh prime minister of India from 1984 to 1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at the age of 46.
Rajiv Gandhi took to office after the 1984 assassination of his mother and Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to become the youngest prime minister of India at 40 years of age.
Congress leaders and other parties paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 74th birth anniversary on Monday (20 August 2018).
Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot pay tribute to former prime minster Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary. pic.twitter.com/IhXOhphZFQ
— ANI (@ANI) August 20, 2018
Tributes to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. We remember his efforts towards the nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2018
Some of the greatest things that have been achieved by people have been achieved discretely and with determination. Sacrifices are made to achieve the greater good and to enable peace. To me, #RajivGandhi embodied one of those people. Humble Homage to the Change Maker 🇮🇳💐 pic.twitter.com/q2WgMVdXMF
— Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) August 20, 2018
Remembering and paying my humble tributes to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna, Sh #RajivGandhi Ji on his birth anniversary. He was a visionary, who paved the way for making a modern India, by ushering in the movement of Information Technology.#RememberingRajivGandhi pic.twitter.com/lHhkKq9Hl3
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 20, 2018
It was the centenary year of #Congress and #RajivGandhi had won a massive mandate just the previous year. But he delivered a sobering critique of the party, the Government and the people in his speech at the special AICC session on December 28, 1985 https://t.co/Rw3TzBzuqO
— National Herald (@NH_India) August 20, 2018
Liberalisation of Economy
Lowered voting age from 21 to 18
Reservations for SC/STs & Women
Restructring of Ministries
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) August 20, 2018
The Congress president took to microblogging site Twitter to remember Rajiv Gandhi as “a kind, gentle and affectionate man”. The Gandhi scion wrote that his father’s “untimely death left a deep void” in his life.
Rajiv Gandhi was a kind, gentle and affectionate man whose untimely death left a deep void in my life.
I remember the times we had together and the many birthdays we were lucky to celebrate with him when he was alive.
He is greatly missed, but his memory lives on. pic.twitter.com/IGwTDJprRd
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 20, 2018
Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20 in 1944. He represented Amethi in parliament in 1981, 1984, 1989 and 1991.
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