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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Rajiv Gandhi’s birth anniversary: Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi distribute cycles

Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi and his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra distributed tricycles to the disabled persons at a function organized by Rajiv Gandhi foundation to commemorate the 68th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister and their father Rajiv Gandhi. The function was held at Jawahar Bhavan in New Delhi where 180 vehicles were distributed to selected people. The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation distributed 450 vehicles to disabled persons across the country.  Last year, 226 people were given the vehicles. Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary was on August 20.

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the nation in paying rich tributes to late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 68th birth anniversary on Monday. The senior leaders paid floral tributes at Vir Bhumi, the samadhi of Rajiv Gandhi. Sonia Gandhi, Congress President and the wife of Rajiv Gandhi also laid flowers at the samadhi on the occasion alongwith her daughter Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Robert Vadra.
Rajiv Gandhi, who is the creator of modern India heralded the information and communication technology revolution in the country, was born on August 20, 1944 and served as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984-1989. He was assassinated on May 21, 1991 at Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu while addressing an election campaign

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