Various programmes were organised by the government and the Puducherry Pradesh Congress Committee to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on Sunday.
Chief Minister N. Rangasamy administered the ‘Sadbhavana pledge’ at a function held near Rajiv Gandhi signal. Minister for Public Works K. Lakshminarayanan, legislators, Chief Secretary Rajeev Verma and Senior Superintendent of Police, Law and Order, Narra Chaitanya took the pledge.
The PCC organised a function at its office on Vaisyal Street. Led by PCC chief and Member of Parliament V. Vaithilingam, the leaders garlanded the portrait of the former Prime Minister. They also garlanded his statue at Rajiv Gandhi signal. The PCC also organised welfare programmes in all the 30 constituencies. Former Chief Minister V. Narayanasamy, Congress Legislature Party leader M. Vaithianathan and former government whip R.K.R. Ananantharaman were present.