• Short Summary

    WORLD LEADERS GATHERED IN THE INDIAN CAPITAL FOR MR. SHASTRI'S FUNERAL PAID TRIBUTE TO HIM?

  • Description

    WORLD LEADERS GATHERED IN THE INDIAN CAPITAL FOR MR. SHASTRI'S FUNERAL PAID TRIBUTE TO HIM AT A PUBLIC MEETING AFTER THE CREMATION CEREMONY YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY).

    MR. NANDA, WHO IS ACTING PRIME MINISTER IN INDIA'S NEW CARETAKER GOVERNMENT, LED THE LEADERS TO THE DAIS. A HUGE CROWD HAD GATHERED TO HEAR THE VISITING DIGNITARIES PAY THEIR RESPECTS TO MR. SHASTRI.

    MR. KOSYGIN, THE RUSSIAN PRIME MINISTER, WAS ONE OF THE FIRST SPEAKERS. HE WAS FOLLOWED BY LORD MOUNTBATTEN, REPRESENTING BRITAIN'S QUEEN ELIZABETH, MR. GEORGE BROWN, REPRESENTING THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT AND MR. HUBERT HUMPHREY, THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.A. PAKISTAN, WITH WHOM MR. SHASTRI HAD SIGNED A PEACE AGREEMENT ONLY HOURS BEFORE HIS DEATH, WAS REPRESENTED BY THE MINISTER OF COMMERCE.

    THE SPEAKERS PRAISED MR. SHASTRI'S EFFORTS FOR PEACE. MR. HUMPHREY, IN A REFERENCE TO THE ASSASSINATION OF PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN 1963, SAID THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WERE ESPECIALLY ABLE TO SYMPATHISE WITH INDIA IN THE SUDDEN LOSS OF A LEADER.

    THE SPEAKERS STOOD ON THE DAIS IN A NEW DELHI SQUARE IN SWELTERING HEAT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA226P7AJ66INBDD0N71UTL5YO5
    Media URN:
    VLVA226P7AJ66INBDD0N71UTL5YO5
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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