Press Esc to close
Tuesday 27 January 2015
News updated at 2:44 AM IST
Weather
Max: 26°C
Min : 18°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Leaders pay rich tributes to Indira on death anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 31, 2012, (PTI)

The nation remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 28th death anniversary today with President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying rich tributes to the departed leader.

Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Singh paid floral tributes at Shakti Sthal, the memorial of Gandhi, here this morning.

Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna were also present on the occasion.

Union Ministers Sushul Kumar Shinde, Salman Khurshid, M Veerappa Moily, Kamal Nath, P K Bansal and Narayana Swamy and new inductees Deepa Dasmunsi and Chiranjeevi were also present.

Devotional songs were played at the venue. A speech by Indira Gandhi was also played on the occasion.

The former prime minister was assassinated by her bodyguards on October 31, 1984, the same year when she had launched 'Operation Blue Star' to crush secessionist movement in Punjab.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
India's BSF 'Daredevils' motorcycle riders perform stunts as they take part during Republic Day...

India's BSF 'Daredevils' motorcycle riders perform stunts as they take part during Republic Day...

Make in India tableau on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Make in India tableau on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti during the 66th Republic Day...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti during the 66th Republic Day...

Pranab Mukherjee with Obama and Modi during an At-Home reception...

Pranab Mukherjee with Obama and Modi during an At-Home reception...

BSF officials perform during the 66th Republic Day Celebration at Attari Border in Amritsar...

BSF officials perform during the 66th Republic Day Celebration at Attari Border in Amritsar...

Illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi...

Illuminated Raisina Hill on the occasion of Republic Day in New Delhi...

Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Venkaiah Naidu and others using umbrellas as it rains...

Amit Shah, Sonia Gandhi, Venkaiah Naidu and others using umbrellas as it rains...

Mechanised columns on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

Mechanised columns on display during the 66th Republic Day parade at Rajpath...

A view shows Indian Army soldiers marching past the India Gate during the Republic Day...

A view shows Indian Army soldiers marching past the India Gate during the Republic Day...

Navy's women contingent marches during the 66th Republic Day Celebration...

Navy's women contingent marches during the 66th Republic Day Celebration...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523