PARLIAMENTARIANS PAY TRIBUTES TO SARDAR VALLABHBHAI PATEL
New Delhi, 31 October 2019: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla; Union Minister of Defence Shri Raj Nath Singh; Leader of Opposition, Rajya Sabha Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad; Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports and Minority Affairs Shri Kiren Rijiju; Minister of State for Jal Shakti & Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ratan Lal Kataria and former Deputy Prime Minister Shri L. K. Advani paid floral tributes at the portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in Central Hall of Parliament House on the occasion his Birth anniversary today.
Among the dignitaries who paid tributes to Sardar Patel included Members of Parliament and former Members of Parliament. The Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava and Shri Desh Deepak Verma, respectively and Officers of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats also paid floral tributes.
A booklet containing the profile of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries who attended the function. The portrait of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was unveiled by the then President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, in the Central Hall of Parliament House on 23 April 1958.