On Monday, Gandhi Jayanti, (birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi-father of the nation) has been celebrated with various programs in Tripura as well as across the country.
On behalf of the state government, Industry and Commerce Minister Shantana Chakma paid tributes to the Gandhi statue at Circuit House in the morning.
Later, after hoisting the national flag at Gandhi Ghat, she paid her respect at the Shahid Bedi.
October 2 is being celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence all over the world.
The day was also commemorated with respect by the Tripura Pradesh Congress.
A short ceremony was organized in the morning at the Congress Bhavan, Agartala.
The national flag and the party flag were hoisted. Later, the Congress leaders paid their respects at the portrait of Gandhiji in the Congress Bhavan premises.
Later, wreaths were laid at the Gandhi Altar at Gandhi Ghat by the Congress leadership.
Gandhi Jayanti celebrated in the educational institutions, various clubs and organizations in all over the state.
Another memorable man fade a little in the light of Gandhi Jayanti. He is Lal Bahadur Shastri. Second Prime Minister of India. Creator of ‘Jai Jawaan, Jai Kishan’ slogan. October 2 is also his birthday.
Tripura also remembered Lal Bahadur Shastri on his birth anniversary.
Lal Bahadur Shastri was born in Mughalsarai in 1904. He was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals at a very young age. Joined the non-cooperation movement.
Lal Bahadur gradually became a prominent leader at the all-India level of the National Congress. He was close to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He first served as Railway Minister and later as Home Minister in Nehru’s cabinet after independence.
After Nehru’s death in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri took over as the Prime Minister of India. On January 10, 1966 in the presence of Lal Bahadur Shastri, the Indo-Pakistani war ended by signing the Declaration of the then Soviet Union in Tashkent. The next day, on January 11, he died suddenly in Tashkent, shocking everyone.