NEW DELHI: On the first death anniversary of former external affairs minister, Sushma Swaraj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered her as an articulate voice for India at the world stage, on Thursday. "Remembering Sushma Ji on her first Punya Tithi. Her untimely and unfortunate demise left many saddened. She served India selflessly and was an articulate voice for India at the world stage. Here is what I had spoken at a prayer meet in her memory," the PM tweeted on Thursday, sharing a video of his speech from a prayer meeting that was held after her demise last year. Remembering Sushma Ji on her first Punya Tithi. Her untimely and unfortunate demise left many saddened. She served… https://t.co/OV05JQAtIp— Narendra Modi
NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah, while paying tribute to freedom fighter Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary on Saturday urged the youth to read about the life of the freedom fighter as that can solve "many of life's problems." "Today is the day 100 years ago that we lost a great soul. I, on behalf of the entire country pay tribute to his soul. I would also appeal to the youth of the country that if they want to know anything about India and its history, then they must read about Tilak Maharajji," Shah said while speaking at the 'Lokmanya Tilak: Swaraj to Atmanirbhar Bharat' webinar organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations. He
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tributes to one of the icons of India's freedom struggle Bal Gangadhar Tilak on his 100th death anniversary, saying his intellect, courage and idea of "swaraj" continue to inspire people. He also shared a brief video of one of his 'Mann ki Baat' programmes in which he had referred to Tilak's efforts to unite people against the British rule. "India bows to Lokmanya Tilak on his 100th punya tithi (death anniversary). His intellect, courage, sense of justice and idea of Swaraj (self rule) continue to inspire," Modi tweeted. The prime minister recalled how Tilak evoked self-confidence among people and gave the slogan 'Swaraj is our birthright and I shall have it'.