NEW DELHI: Indian Youth Congress (IYC) will organise a programme on the occasion of 'Sadbhavna Diwas', the 78th birth anniversary of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi, today, August 20.
Youth Congress President Srinivas B.V. said, "Rajiv Gandhi was the architect of modern India, who worked towards making a strong and self-reliant India. India is still reaping the advantges of his vision. It was his foresight that has put thecountry in the ranks of strong, modern nations." The Congress' youth wing, which will highlight the works of the late Prime Minister at the event, called him the "father of information technology and telecommunication revolution" and the "architect of Digital India."
The Youth Congress will also highlight the works done by the former Prime Minister in the field of science and technology and his endeavours towards bringing about a computer revolution in the country.
"Rajiv Gandhi had strengthened the Panchayati Raj system in the country. . He believed that democracy cannot spread to the grassroots if the panchayat system is weak "stated Srinivas. He said that the purpose of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas was to provide students living in rural areas with an excellent education. More than 1.8 lakh kids are enrolled in 551 Navodaya Vidyalayas that have been established around the nation at this time.