Sadbhavana Diwas 2022 Pledge,Theme, Date, History, Quotes, Wishes,Message| Rajiv Gandhi Birthday Anniversary

By | July 14, 2022

Sadbhavana Diwas 2022 Pledge,Theme, Date, History, Quotes, Wishes,Message| Rajiv Gandhi Birthday Anniversary:

The Sadbhavana (means having good feelings for others) Diwas or Harmony Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the earlier Prime Minister of India named Rajiv Gandhi. Having good feelings for others was the only the mission of the government of Rajiv Gandhi. It is celebrated every year on 20th August  in order to encourage the national integration, peace, national integrity, love, affection and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions.

Sadbhavana Diwas Pledge

Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated across the nation with great zeal and enthusiasm. On this day a pledge is also taken by the people across the country, which is as:

“I take this solemn pledge that I will work for the emotional
oneness and harmony of all the people of India regardless of
caste, region, religion or language. I further pledge that I shall
resolve all differences among us through dialogue and
constitutional means without resorting to violence.”

Sadbhavana Diwas 2022

About Rajiv Gandhi

He was the youngest Prime Minister of the country. He was the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. After the assassination of the 5th Prime Minister of India Mrs Indira Gandhi, on 31st October, 1984, Shri Rajiv Gandhi became the 6th Prime Minister of India. He became Prime Minister at the age of 40. Rajiv Gandhi was born in Bombay on 20 August 1944 to Indira Gandhi and Feroze
Gandhi. He was just three when India became independent and his grandfather became Prime Minister. His parents moved to New Delhi from Lucknow. His father, Feroze Gandhi, became an M.P., and earned a reputation as a fearless and hard-working Parliamentarian.

In 1951, Rajiv was admitted to Shiv Niketan school, where the teachers said Rajiv was shy and introverted, and “greatly enjoyed painting and drawing”. He briefly went to the Welham Boys’ School, Dehradun, but soon moved to the residential Doon School, Dehradun in 1954 in the Himalayan foothills. There he made many lifelong friendships and was also joined by his younger brother, Sanjay. From 1962 to 1965 he studied engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge but did not obtain a degree. In 1966 he began a course in mechanical engineering at Imperial College London, but did not complete it. Gandhi returned to India in 1966, the year his mother became Prime Minister. He went to Delhi and became a member of the Flying Club, where he was trained as a pilot. In 1970, he was employed as a pilot by Air India. He contributed greatly to the development of the country. He announced National Policy on Education in 1986 to modernize and expand higher education programs across India. He founded a central government based institution namely Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya System in 1986 for the upliftment of the rural section of the society providing them free residential education from 6th till 12
Class. Due to his efforts, MTNL established in 1986 and also created public call offices (PCOs) for spreading telephones in rural areas. In post-1990, he introduced measures for reducing License Raj allowing businesses and individuals to purchase capital, consumer goods and import without bureaucratic restrictions. He introduced the age of voting rights as 18 and also included Panchayati Raj. He strongly encouraged youth power and said that the development of the country depends only on the awareness of the youth of the country. That’s why Jawahar Rozgar Yojana was started to give jobs to the youth.

Quotes by Rajiv Gandhi

“India is an old country, but a young nation; and like the young everywhere, we are impatient. I am young and I too have a dream. I dream of an India, strong, independent, self-reliant and in the forefront of the front ranks of the nations of the world in the service of mankind”

“Better a brain drain than a brain in the drain”.

“A responsive administration is tested most at the point of interface between the administration and the people.”

“She was a mother not only to me but to the whole nation. She served the Indian people to the last drop of her blood.”

“Our task today is to bring India to the threshold of the twenty-first century, free of the burden of poverty, legacy of our colonial past, and capable of meeting the rising aspirations of our people.”

“For some days, people thought that India was shaking. But there are always tremors when a great tree falls.”

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