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Programmes in Amethi to mark Rajiv birth anniversary

PTI
Published : Aug 20, 2018, 12:44 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2018, 12:44 am IST

Rajiv Gandhi represented Amethi in parliament in 1981, 1984, 1989 and 1991.

Congress workers perform abhishek of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)
 Congress workers perform abhishek of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the eve of his birth anniversary in New Delhi on Sunday. (Photo: Pritam Bandyopadhyay)

Amethi (UP): The Congress party in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi parliamentary constituency, which former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi represented four times, will organise a number of programmes, including a half-marathon, on Monday on his birth anniversary.

Yogendra Mishra, president of Amethi District Congress Committee, and Chandra Kant Dubey, representative of Amethi MP Rahul Gandhi, said the party will organise a rural half-marathon, hold a presentation of folk song Alha, competitive events for school students and honour senior party leaders and others.

Alha is kind of ‘lokgeet’, sung in the season of rains in most of eastern Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and MP, based on the heroic deeds of brave Rajput warriors Alha and Udal. Rajiv Gandhi represented Amethi in parliament in 1981, 1984, 1989 and 1991.

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