Uttar Pradesh governor Mr. Ram Naik and Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav today paid rich tributes to ‘Father of the Nation’ Mahatma Gandhi at a function held at Tilak Hall in Vidhan Sabha and offered flowers at a portrait of the Mahatma.
The event was started with the National song ‘Vande Mataram’, after which bhajans like’Vaishnav Jan to tene kahiye…’ and Ram Dhun ‘Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram’, which were dear to Gandhi ji were presented. During the function the ideology, teachings of Gandhi ji’s life were also remembered. The programme ended with the national anthem.
Also present on the occasion were Mr. Ahmad Hasan, Mr. Raendra Chowdhary and other Ministers of the State Government, public representatives, Deputy-Chairman of the State Planning Commission Mr. NC Bajpai, chief secretary Mr. Alok Ranjan, Principal Secretary (Information) Mr. Navneet Sehgal, senior administrative and police officials.