Saturday, July 24, 2010

Parliamentarians pay floral tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Meira Kumar, Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Smt. Sushma Swaraj, and Chairman of the BJP Parliamentary Party Shri L.K. Advani led the nation in paying floral tributes at the portrait of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the Central Hall of Parliament House on his Birth Anniversary, today.

Union Ministers, Members of Parliament, former Members of Parliament, and Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Shri P.D.T. Achary and Dr. V.K. Agnihotri, respectively, also paid floral tributes.

A booklet containing the profile of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries who attended the function.

The portrait of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was unveiled by the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in the Central Hall of Parliament House on 28 July 1956, in recognition of his outstanding services to the nation.

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