Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC), Sunday paid floral tributes to Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary here. The Congress leaders recalled his sacrifices and selfless services to the nation.
Paying rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary, J&K Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President G.A. Mir described him as a visionary and tallest leader of the Country.
“The departed leader sacrificed his life for the nation and always fought against communal and divisive forces hell bent upon to harm the tradition of brotherhood and communal harmony in the Country,” he said.
Inspired by his grandfather Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru and mother Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Ji always tried to reach out to the people at grass root level in order to address their concerns, he always remained committed to uplift the poor and down trodden sections of the country to ensure every facility to them especially education and development at grass roots level, Mir said.
He said Rajiv Gandhi stood like a rock against the RSS policies and never compromised on his stated position of maintaining unity, brotherhood and communal harmony in the Country.
“He even sacrificed his life, but never allowed communal forces to harm the secular fabric of the Country, as a result, his adversaries got defeated on every count. The Nation has lost a tallest leader in the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi,” Mir said.
“Rajiv Ji was a great leader under whose leadership the nation reached the new heights in every respect, whether it was education, defense economy, science technology etc, besides he took various initiatives of public interest benefitting common and poor people directly at grass roots level. The departed leader after assuming office of Prime Minister concentrated at the people living below poverty lines and strived hard to ensure their development through Panchayati Raj Institutions,” Mir said.
The introduction of Panchayati Raj System in the country was one among his remarkable achievements, which was hailed by the entire world, the introduction of computer education turned the country into a fast developing countries in the world.
Referring to the leadership qualities of Rahul Gandhi Mir described Rahul Gandhi a ray of hope to the people, who is fighting against communal forces hell bent upon to divide people on religious and regional lines, like his father (Rajiv Gandhi) who remained committed to the cause of serving people and fighting against the forces vitiating atmosphere of harmony and brotherhood in the Country, Rahul Ji is carrying forward the legacy of his late father in true sense, G.A. Mir said.
Gandhi family always gave sacrifices for the Nation and they will continue to fight against the communal and disruptive forces hell bent upon to disintegrate the Nation, he also felt confident that Congress Party under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi will defeat the forces damaging Secular image of the Nation to serve their vested interests, Congress will continue to fight against divisive politics of BJP RSS under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi, he added.