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Rahul recalls Rajiv Gandhi’s role in India’s IT revolution

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Published : Aug 20, 2019, 2:35 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2019, 2:35 am IST

The day is observed to encourage the national integration, peace, affection and communal harmony.

Members of All-India Anti-Terrorist Front pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the eve of his 75th birth anniversary in Amritsar on Monday. (Photo: AFP)
 Members of All-India Anti-Terrorist Front pay tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the eve of his 75th birth anniversary in Amritsar on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

New Delhi: Remembering his father, former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday drew attention to his achievement in bringing an information technology and telecom revolution in the country.

Mr Rahul Gandhi said the Congress party will organise memorial events across the country to celebrate his father’s 75th birth anniversary.

The former PM’s birth anniversary falls on August 20. The Rajiv Gandhi Jyoti sadhbhavna Yatra reached Delhi on Monday from Sriperum-badur. The day is observed to encourage the national integration, peace, affection and communal harmony.

In a tweet, Rahul wrote, “This week we will celebrate my father, Rajiv Gandhi Ji's 75th birth anniversary with memorial events across India. To honour him, each day this week, I will draw attention to one of his many incredible achievements. Today, the Information Technology revolution.”

He also shared a 55-second clip highlighting the achievements of his father. In 1992, All India Congress Committee of the Indian National Congress in memory of fthe late PM instituted Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award. Every year this award is given to those who have devoted their life in understanding and promoting social harmony.

On August 22, a programme will be held in the national capital where the award will be presented in presence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

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