Virbhadra Singh, Chief Minister led the State in paying floral tributes to the dynamic and visionary former Prime Minister, late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, on his 16th Death Anniversary which is being observed as the Anti-Terrorism Day in the country. He laid wreath at his statue at Sadbhavna Chowk at Chhota Shimla today.
He was accompanied by his cabinet colleagues Vidya Stokes, Power Minister, Kaul Singh, IPH Minister, Singhi Ram, Food and Civil Supplies Minister, Harsh Mahajan, Animal Husbandry Minister, Dr. Dhani Ram Shandil, MP Pratibha Singh, MP Mandi Parliamentary Constituency, Shri Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Shri Raghu Raj, Shri Harbhajan Singh Bhaiji, MLAs, Sohan Lal, Mayor, Municipal Corporation, Shimla, Kewal Singh Pathania, President, State NSUI, Shri Adarsh Sood, former MLA, Shri Vidya Sagar, President, District Congress Committee Rural, Shimla, Arun Sharma, President, City Congress, Gopal Chauhan, President, District Congress Seva Dal. People from all walks of life joined the Chief Minister in paying their rich tribute to the great leader of the country.
Chief Minister administered pledge of Anti-Terrorism and Nonviolence to reiterate the resolve of the nation to eradicate terrorism from the country and to work for the communal and social harmony collectively.
Virbhadra Singh said that late Rajiv Gandhi had prepared the nation to enter into 21st century by developing information technology and allied necessary infrastructure to match the global standards. He said that the visionary leader sacrificed his life for the national integration, maintenance of peace and communal harmony. He said that late Rajiv Gandhi’s contribution would be remembered by the grateful nation for ages to come.
Devotional and patriotic songs were sung and ‘Prabhat Pheries’ were taken out in the town in the early morning.