President Mukherjee, Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh and other dignitaries at the Sarva Dharma Prarthana Sabha, at Shakti Sthal

New Delhi, Nov 19: President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh along with Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi offered floral tributes to India’s first woman Prime Minister at her memorial in Shakti Sthal.

On 97th birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, a series of functions have been organized to highlight her contribution in the nation building.

President Pranab Mukherjee paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 97th Birth Anniversary

President Pranab Mukherjee paying floral tributes at the Samadhi of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 97th Birth Anniversary in Delhi. Photo courtesy: President’s Secretariat

Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee will present the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards on Wednesday at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

The Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Awards was instituted during 1992-93 for giving recognition to outstanding work done under the National Service Scheme. The award carries a cash prize of Rs two lakhs, citation and a memento.

The National Service Scheme is one of the flagship programmes of the Government of India (GoI) which aims at development of personality and character of students through voluntary community service.

(With Agency Inputs)

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