CM, leaders pay tribute to Indira Gandhi
Chief minister Virbhadra Singh on Friday paid floral tribute to former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her 30th death anniversary on the Ridge in Shimla.
Besides CM, the ceremony was attended by irrigation and public health minister Vidya Stokes, social justice minister Colonel Dhani Ram Shandil, Rohru MLA Mohan Lal Brakta, HP tourism development corporation (HPTDC) vice-chairman Harish Janaratha, HIMUDA vice-chairman Yashwant Chajta, Shimla municipal corporation deputy mayor Tikender Panwar, senior citizens, bureaucrats, councillors, people from all walks of life and school children.
Singh also administered pledge of national integration to the people assembled for the occasion. He visited the exhibition set up on the occasion, where the pictures of old memories of the former prime minister during her visits to the state were displayed.
Talking to the media on the sideline of the function, the CM said Indira Gandhi was a great visionary leader, who sacrificed her life for the cause of the nation. He said Gandhi was the first lady PM of the country, who laid the foundation of the nation. Recalling her special affection for the state and its people, the chief minister said it was due to Gandhi that Himachal came into existence as the 18th state of the country.
Meanwhile, in a similar function at Hamirpur district tributes were paid to Gandhi on her death anniversary.
Tributes were also paid to Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel on his birth anniversary on Friday. Hamirpur deputy commissioner Rohan Chand Thakur administered the oath of unity to the people present during the function.
A cultural programme was also held on the occasion and Thakur also flagged off a rally of unity in the town, in which students from several schools of the area took part.
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