Manipur observes Rajiv Gandhi birth anniversary

Imphal: To mark the 77th birth Anniversary of late Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi, Sadbhavana Diwas or Harmony Day was observed at Old Secretariat conference hall, here on Thursday.

The observance was organised by the state government.

Pledge of Sadbhavana was administered by chief secretary, Rajesh Kumar IAS. The main theme of Sadbhavana Diwas is to promote national integration and communal harmony among people of all religions and languages.

The day is observed to encourage national integration, peace, affection and communal harmony among the people of all religions. ‘ Sadbhavana ‘ translate in the English language means goodwill and bonafide. Being the youngest Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi’s thought process was modern and different from others, a government press release said.

Rajiv Gandhi had the vision of a developed nation via many national as well as international projects that he pioneered.

High ranking civil and police officials of the government and other dignitaties attended the function, it added.

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