Aurangabad/Mumbai, May 21 : Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is the father of the computer revolution in the country and present day's Digital India stands firmly on the foundation laid by him, remarked Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Thursday.
Mr Pawar, the senior NCP leader and nephew of Sharad Pawar, heaped praises on late Rajiv as he remembered him on his 29th death anniversary. He hailed the charismatic Congress leader saying that the progress made by India in the field of information technology and telecommunications has been made possible by Rajiv's vision. "Rajivji is credited with starting the computer age in the country," he exclaimed. "Today, many are working from home in the Corona crisis.
Communicating through video conference. This too has been made possible by the decisions taken by Rajivji at that time," he affirmed. He said that as a young PM, Mr Rajiv considered the interest of the youths and likewise took many revolutionary decisions for them. "He also gave the right to vote to the youth, who have completed 18 years of age, providing them a chance in the decision making process," Mr Pawar commented.
While observing his death anniversary as 'Anti-Terrorist and Anti-Violence Day', the Deputy CM appealed to resolve for ending terrorism and violence in personal and public life saying, "Rajivji worked for the promotion of inter-religious harmony and peace in the country and the subcontinent." (UNI)