NEW DELHI, May 21—Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) organized a function to mark the 28th martyrdom day of former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Shri Rajiv Gandhi, the architect of computer revolution and modern development in India, to pay him tribute at Rajiv Bhawan, the DPCC office, here today. Thousands of Congress workers and senior leaders of the party gathered to pay homage by observing a two-minute silence and paid floral tributes at the portrait of Rajivji. DPCC President Smt. Sheila Dikshit said that Shri Rajiv Gandhi, with his foresight, fortitude and imagination, had taken India to great heights of development with a modern vision, and also gave a new direction and hope to the youth and women of the country, for which the country would be eternally grateful to him.
Besides DPCC president Smt. Sheila Dikshit, prominent others who paid homage to Shri Rajiv Gandhi were DPCC working president Shri Rajesh Lilothia, former Delhi Government ministers Shri Mangat Ram Singhal and Dr. Kiran Walia, DPCC spokespersons Shri Jitender Kumar Kochar (Jitu) and Shri Harnam Singh, Priyanka Singh, DCC presidents Rajesh Chauhan and Hari Kishan Jindal, chief organizer of Seva Dal Sunil Kumar and thousands of Congress workers.
Smt. Sheila Dikshit said that Shri Rajiv Gandhi gave a new direction to the country, and it was due to his foresight and vision that India rode to the road of major development and progress. She said that Shri Rajiv Gandhi was always concerned with the welfare of the people, particularly the poor, the downtrodden and women and the future of the country, and initiated many welfare schemes for the uplift of the poor, Dalits, women, old people and the farmers.