Congress, BJP pay homage to Gandhi and Shastri | Chandigarh News
Chandigarh: Members of Congress in Chandigarh paid tribute to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birthday at Bhawan Congress in Sector 35.
Besides Chandigarh Congress President Subhash Chawla, senior leaders and party workers also remembered the two leaders.
Addressing the rally, state congressman Subhash Chawla said that after being humiliated in Africa, Gandhi made nonviolence his shield and fought for the independence of the ‘India. He called on the party workers to follow his path and liberate India from communal forces by strengthening the party.
Later, members of the National Student Union of India (NSUI) planted saplings in Sector 35.
BJP leaders organized a Bhajan Sandhya at the party office in Kamlam in Sector 33. A street theater performance was also organized. Some BJP councilors celebrated Gandhi Jayanti in their respective municipal districts with various events.
At an event hosted by the North Zone Chandigarh Deaf Society in Rose Garden, Sector 16, former BJP MP Satya Pal Jain said Mahatma Gandhi urged people to help those in need. He appreciated the role played by the North Zone Chandigarh Deaf Society in helping people with disabilities.