SILCHAR, May 21: Along with the tion, former Prime Minister of India, Bharat Rat Rajiv Gandhi was remembered and paid homage on his 25th death anniversary by the members and workers of Silchar District Congress Committee at the premises of Indira Bhawan, here today. In the morning, Karnendu Bhattacharjee, president, Silchar District Congress Committee, hoisted the party flag at the office followed by which floral tributes on the portrait of the late leader of the party were offered by the members and workers of the party.
Along with the district president, others who offered floral tributes included Sushmita Dev, MP, general secretaries, Kishore Kumar Bhattacharjee, Rajesh Deb and Partha Ranjan Chakraborty. Later, a discussion session was also held which was presided over by Karnendu Bhattacharjee, on the life and times of the late leader which was participated by Rajesh Sinha, Bhaskar Das, Brinda Sinha among others. They discussed about Rajiv Gandhi’s achievements and contributions as a Prime Minister towards the tion and its people. In the evening, they lit auspicious lamp to commemorate Rajiv Gandhi.
Gandhi, the sixth Prime Minister of the country, was a prolific leader who led the tion to progress and prosperity. He was born into a renowned and influential political family. His materl grandfather was Jawaharlal Nehru who served as the first Prime Minister of the Independent India. Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister after the death of his mother, Indira Gandhi. When he took oath as Prime Minister, he was the youngest to hold such position.
Gandhi had a vision of a developed tion. His short tenure as the Prime Minister saw many social and economic reforms. Unfortutely, in 1991, while he was campaigning for his party at Sriperumbudur near Cheni, Tamil du, he was assassited by Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in a suicide bomb attack. He served as Prime Minister of the tion from October 31, 1984 to December 2, 1989.