Jammu Congress pays tribute to Rajiv Gandhi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Jammu
  • Updated: May 21, 2015 20:39 IST

The state unit of the Congress party on Thursday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 24th anniversary of his assassination.

A blood donation camp was also organized by the party activists.

The function was presided over by senior vice-president of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) Sham Lal Sharma and attended by legislative party leader Rigzin Zora, besides others. Sharma recalled the sacrifice of the late Rajiv Gandhi "for the unity and integrity of the country".

"He was the architect of the 21st century India, who brought the revolution in the field of Information Technology. Today India is a leader in computer and IT in the world due to his vision," Sharma added.

Sham also described Rajiv Gandhi as the architect of the Panchayati Raj system in the country.

"He fulfilled the dreams of great leaders like Mahatma Gandhi to devolve powers of planning and development to grassroot institutions of democracy, so that people could shape their own destinies," he added.

Rigzin Jora said Rajiv Gandhi lowered the voting age from 21to 18 years in order to ensure that the youth also participate in the electoral systems and take the lead in politics to serve the nation.

"He adopted the policy of dialogue to sort out various issues confronting the nation and succeeded in bringing peace and restoring faith in democracy," Jora added.

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