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Nation marks Shastri’s 103rd birth anniversary

by laxman
October 3rd, 2007

Lal Bahadur ShastriPresident Pratibha patil led the nation in paying rich tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 103rd birth anniversary on Tuesday.

Besides President Patil, vice president Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, home minister Shivraj Patil, minister of state for PMO Prithvi raj Chavan and Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit paid floral tributes at Vijay Ghat, the ‘ samadhi’ of the former Prime Minister.

Lal Bahadur Shastri’ sons, Anil Shastri and Sunil Shastri also paid their respects. devotional songs and excerpts of Shastri’s speeches were played at the samadhi.Later, parliamentarians led by speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Prime minister Manmohan Singh paid tributes at the portrait of Shastri in the central hall of the Parliament. The former PM is remembered as the leader who gave Jai Kisan”, inspiring an entire generation.

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