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Modi Pays Tribute To Dr. Rajendra Prasad On His Birth Anniv

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid rich tribute to India’s first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary and called him a legendary leader who epitomized courage and scholarly zeal.

The Prime Minister said Prasad was firmly rooted in India’s culture and also had a futuristic vision for the country’s growth.
“Remembering Dr. Rajendra Prasad Ji on his birth anniversary. A legendary leader, he epitomized courage and scholarly zeal. He was firmly rooted in India’s culture and also had a futuristic vision for India’s growth,” said Modi in a tweet.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar also paid tribute to the first President.

“Tribute to the first President of India and member of the Constituent Assembly, Bharat Ratna Dr Rajendra Prasad on his birth anniversary. He was a great personality who presented an example of simplicity, service, and sacrificial life keeping the importance of Indian values and traditions paramount,” Khattar tweeted.

Born in 1884 in Bihar, Rajendra Prasad was the first President of India from 1950 to 1962.

He was a politician and lawyer by training, who joined the Indian National Congress during the Independence Movement.

He was an avid supporter of Mahatma Gandhi and was imprisoned by British authorities during the Salt Satyagraha of 1931 and the Quit India movement of 1942.

All India Radio will be broadcasting the annual Edition of the Rajendra Prasad Memorial Lecture on Saturday, December 3, 2022, in memory of Prasad.

The lecture series from AIR has been a tradition since 1969. In the past, former President Dr. Shankardayal Sharma, former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, former Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu, besides doyens of Indian literature like Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, Mahadevi Verma, Harivansh Rai Bachchan are among those who have delivered this prestigious memorial lecture on wide-ranging subjects on India’s cultural ethos and its strides.

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will deliver the address this year from 9.30 pm onwards across the entire network. The lecture will be telecast on Doordarshan from 10.30 pm onwards on the same day as has been done every year.

The theme of the year is “Amrit Kaal Mein Bhartiyata” which will coincide with the 75 years of India’s independence. (ANI)

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Shiv Sena (Taksali) Leader Sudhir Suri

People Pay Final Tributes To SS (Taksali) Leader Sudhir Suri

People gathered outside the residence of Shiv Sena (Taksali) leader Sudhir Suri for his last rites on Sunday.

Shiv Sena leader Sudhir Suri died after being shot in Amritsar on Friday.
After the murder of Hindu leader Sudhir Suri in Amritsar, security arrangements were tightened in Ludhiana and other places. However, there was no effect of the Punjab Bandh call on Saturday and the markets are open as usual.

A large number of Shiv Sena leaders had gone from Ludhiana to Amritsar for the last rites of Sudhir Suri.

The firing took place near Gopal Mandir in Amritsar during an agitation. Soon after the incident, Suri was rushed to a hospital where he died. Police arrived at the spot and arrested the accused. Police also recovered the weapons.

“Sudhir Suri was shot outside Gopal Mandir, Amritsar during some agitation. He sustained bullet injuries and was rushed to hospital and died. The accused has been arrested. His weapons have been recovered,” Arun Pal Singh, commissioner of Police, Amritsar said. (ANI)

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She was one of her kind, truly special

By Subhash K Jha

We all say good things about the dead. But Sridevi was truly special. Her mere presence could light up the screen like no other actress.

Sridevi started her career as a child actor when she was all of four. “I knew nothing about acting at that age. I’d do exactly what the director asked me to do. I think I continued doing that in my later years,” she once told me. All our conversations were coordinated by her devoted husband Boney Kapoor. It was always difficult to make Sridevi talk. She was always an actor, not a talker. I don’t think she enjoyed talking about herself. And she was extremely health conscious. No late nights, no partying. Though she avoided eating beyond her dietary regime, Sridevi loved to feed others. I remember when former actress Asin came to stay in her building, Sridevi would prepare and carry tiffins with South Indian goodies for the younger actress. Sridevi was shy. But once she took to you, she was comfortable. She loved having fun and enjoyed going out for meals and shopping with her daughters Jahnvi and Khushi. What made her very uncomfortable were the gawking crowds. She longed for privacy and for uninterrupted time with her precious family. The craving for private time with the family came from her childhood when baby Sridevi spent hours in and out of studios in Chennai and Hyderabad, playing roles when she should just have been… well, playing. Her stint as a Bollywood star began in 1978 ith “Solva Sawan”, which bombed. She was all but written out of Bollywood for the next three years until she was re-launched in “Himmatwala” in 1981. There was no looking back thereafter. Jeetendra, who starred with Sridevi in “Himmatwala” and a string of hits in the 1980s, told me of her self-discipline. “Uss ladki mein ek lagan tha… ek junoon thi. She was determined to make it as big in Hindi cinema as she was in Tamil and Telugu. I’ve never seen a more hard-working actress.” After her marriage to Bollywood producer Boney Kapoor, Sridevi slowed down her career but returned with a bang in 2012 with “English Vinglish”. Sanjay Leela Bhansali, a huge Sridevi fan, remembers his last meeting with her. “She came to my special screening of ‘Padmaavat’ with Boney Kapoor. She loved my film and said she wanted to work with me. That wasn’t destined to happen. It will remain a lacuna in my oeuvre. How could she go so suddenly? Sridevi can’t die. She’s magic. “There is nobody else who can do ‘Hawa hawaai’ and ‘Kate nahin katte’ the way she can. She had natural-born instincts for the camera, which she sharpened and honed over the years. It is strange to be talking about her in the past tense’ I can’t believe she’s gone,” Bhansali added.]]>