New Delhi, 28 January 2021: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla; Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines, Shri Pralhad Joshi; Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Culture and Tourism Shri Prahlad Singh Patel; Minister of State for Finance & Corporate Affairs Shri Anurag Singh Thakur and Deputy Chairman Rajya Sabha Shri Harivansh led parliamentarians in paying floral tributes at the portrait of Lala Lajpat Rai in the Central Hall of Parliament House on his Birth Anniversary today.
Among others who paid floral tributes were several Members of Parliament, former Members of Parliament and other dignitaries. Secretary-General of Lok Sabha Shri Utpal Kumar Singh also paid tributes to Lala Lajpat Rai.
A booklet containing the profile of Lala Lajpat Rai, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries.
The portrait of Lala Lajpat Rai was unveiled by the then Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in the Central Hall of Parliament House on 17 November 1956