Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at his memorial in New Delhi this morning. Rahul Gandhi shared a famous quote from his father, writing on Facebook: ‘Only a secular India is an India that can survive’. He remembers Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birthday.’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to Rajiv Gandhi at his 77e birth anniversary.
Tribute to our former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birthday.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 20, 2021
The Congress party praised Rajiv Gandhi’s tremendous contributions to the nation, calling him the “architect of 21st-century India.”
India’s youngest prime minister.
The architect of 21st century India.
The visionary, the pioneer, the patriot.
Today we pay tribute to Bharat Ratna, Rajiv Gandhi and celebrate his immense contributions to the nation. #RememberingRajivGandhipic.twitter.com/eG2Z93upDN
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 20, 2021
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 20, 2021
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu recalled Rajiv Gandhi’s efforts to turn India into an IT, telecom and education center.
My tribute to former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji on his birthday today. His valuable contributions to the IT, telecom and education sectors will always be remembered.
— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) August 20, 2021
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot said Rajiv Gandhi has laid the foundation for information technology in the country and strengthened the Panchayati Raj system. “Let’s pay tribute to the 21st-century visionary and his far-reaching ideas,” he added.
भारत स्व. श्री राजीव गांधी जी को जन्मदिवस पर शत्-शत् नमन। देश में संचार क्रांति की नींव रखी, देश का पंचायती राज तंत्र भी उनकी व्यापक सोच से ही मजबूत हुआ है। आईये, इस सद्भावना दिवस पर 21वीं सदी के स्वप्नदृष्टा राजीव जी की दूरगामी सोच को नमन करें। pic.twitter.com/PxtnddPMHp
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 20, 2021
Congress leader Milind Deora shared a throwback image from his childhood with Rajiv Gandhi. Milind Deora said the statue is from 1982.
In memory of one of India’s modern architects and the country’s youngest Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi ji, on his birthday.
— Milind Deora | देवरा ☮️ (@milinddeora) August 20, 2021
Congress leader Praful Patel also paid tribute to India’s youngest prime minister. He wrote: “The memory of India’s youngest Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi ji, on his birthday. He was the architect of digital India in the truest sense of the word. He paved the way for the information technology and telecom revolution in India.”
In memory of India’s youngest Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Shri #RajivGandhi ji on his birthday. He was the architect of digital India in the truest sense of the word. He paved the way for the information technology and telecom revolution in India.#SadbhavnaDiwas#birthdaypic.twitter.com/gKF18cfL5V
— Praful Patel (@praful_patel) August 20, 2021
Check out some of the other tweets:
, और सड़कों को विकास नहीं कहते। लोगों के बारे में है। लक्ष्य लोगों के लिए सांस्कृतिक और आध्यात्मिक पूर्ति करना है। मानवीय मूल्यों को प्रथम वरीयता दी जाती है।
— Rajasthan Youth Congress (@Rajasthan_PYC) August 20, 2021
Pay my humble tribute to former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi ji on his birthday. A visionary leader, his modern and scientific outlook led India to new heights. He is credited with ushering in the telecom revolution in India. pic.twitter.com/pUDOwzQk1f
— Preneet Kaur (@preneet_kaur) August 20, 2021
— Ajay Kumar Lallu (@AjayLalluINC) August 20, 2021
Shri Rajiv Gandhi Ji was almost single-handedly responsible for changing the structure of our polity through the constitutional empowerment of panchayats and nagarpalikas.#RememberingRajivGandhipic.twitter.com/5R7vE5Duxl
— Goa Youth Congress (@IYCGoa) August 20, 2021
My tribute to Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister, the visionary who, on his 77th birthday, determined the destiny of India for the 21st century. pic.twitter.com/AQR3KkTM5J
— Abdul Khaleque (@MPAbdulKhaleque) August 20, 2021
August 20 is also celebrated as Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day – to promote national integration and peace between communities.