|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Aug 20: : JKPCC held an impressive function today to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
The function was attended by several senior leaders of PCC, functionaries of Dist. Congress Committee, Blocks and Frontal Organizations. They include Madan Lal Sharma (Ex-MP), Tara Chand ( former Dy C.M. ), Mula Ram ( former Minister & Vice President PCC) Kanta Bhan, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Ravinder Sharma (Chief Spokesperson) , General Secretaries Th. Manmohan Singh, Shah Mohd. Choudhary, Namrata Sharma, Indu Pawar (Mahila Congress President); Vikram Malhotra (DCC President Jammu Urban), Dist. President Kathua Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, Dist. President Samba Sdr. Manjit Singh; Ex-MLAs Th. Shiv Dev Singh, Ashok Sharma & Ch. Gharu Ram.Former Minister & Vice President JKPCC Shri Raman Bhalla presided over the function.
Paying floral tributes to Shri Rajiv Gandhi PCC leaders described him as the Architect of 21st Century, who prepared the youth of the Country for the future challenges in the modern world, especially IT and Computer revolution, lowering of voting age from 21 years to 18 years and a vibrant Panchayat Raj system in the Country.
Shri Raman Bhalla said that it was vision of Late Rajiv Gandhi that he foresaw the future of the Country in preparing and educating youth of the Country for the 21st Century. He saw great opportunity in the IT revolution and introduced computerization in late eighties.
Madan Lal Sharma recalled the services and contributions made by the leader and stated that the era of under Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister was the best of his times with regards to the development and involvement of masses at very grass root level i.e. Panchayati Raj, Local Self Government, special inputs on the participation of the youth by lowering the age of voting to 18 years from 21 years.
Other Prominent leaders who attended the function included Th. Maheshwar Singh, Vinod Sharma, Rajesh Sadotra (Seva Dal), Suresh Dogra (OBC), K.K. Pangotra (Legal Dept.), S.Gurdarshan Singh ( Minority Dept.); PCC Secretaries Pawan Raina, Krishan Lal Gupta, Sdr. Harvinder Singh Mehta, Narinder Sharma, Ch. Sukhdev Singh, Neeraj Gupta, Sanjeev Pandha, Satish Sharma; Corporators Dwarka Choudhary, Gourav Chopra, Kamal Singh, Rajinder Singh and Pritam Singh; Dr. R.K. Khajuria, Madan Lal Malagar, S. Gajan Singh, Ms. Tamana, Bodh Raj Bhagat, Pawan Dev Singh, Ram Prakash Magotra, Som Dutt Sharma, Kulbushan Sharma, Pawan Sharma, J.L. Koul and others.