Sonia Gandhi turned 74 on Wednesday and celebrated the day by spending time with her family in view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the farmers agitation.
Hyderabad: A day after Congress president Sonia Gandhi turned 74, sans any fanfare, a party leader from southern India appealed to his chief minister to include her biography in the state school syllabus.
All India Congress Committee spokesperson Sravan Dasoju requested Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to include Gandhi’s biography in the state school syllabus on the occasion of her 74th birthday on Wednesday.
Reminding KCR of his own words that Telangana would not have become a reality without the support of Gandhi, Sravan demanded that it was high time the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi government returned the respect to the UPA chairperson.
Incidentally, on 9 December 2009, the Congress party-led UPA government at the Centre had announced the commencement of the process for the formation of Telangana, coinciding with Gandhi’s birthday.
Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee Uttam Kumar Reddy yesterday distributed sarees to women from poor families on the occasion of Gandhi’s birthday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the first to send birthday wishes to Sonia Gandhi on Twitter on Wednesday.
“Birthday greetings to Smt. Sonia Gandhi Ji. May God bless her with a long and healthy life,” he had tweeted.
In Puducherry, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy, other ministers and legislators of the ruling Congress party in the Union Territory, offered prayers to the processional deity Manakula Vinayakar on the occasion of her birthday.
The Congressmen also pulled a golden chariot within the precincts of the temple.