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    FUNCTIONS WERE HELD THROUGHOUT INDIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE LATE MR.

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    SHASTRI ARRIVING FOR THE YOUTH FESTIVAL, UNFURLING THE NATIONAL FLAG, INAUGURATING THE FESTIVAL, STUDENTS DANCING, AND A SHORT RELIGIOUS SERVICE WHICH ENDED THE FESTIVAL. THEN THE CEREMONY AT THE SAMADHI (CREMATION SITE), WHERE VICE-PRESIDENT ZAKIR HUSSAIN AND SHASTRI LAID FLOWERS, SHASTRI RELEASING TWO DOVES OF PEACE, AND LIGHTING THE NEHRU FLAME, WHICH WILL MAKE A TOUR OF INDIAN TOWNS AS A SYMBOL OF MR. NEHRU'S IDEALS.




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    Background: FUNCTIONS WERE HELD THROUGHOUT INDIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BIRTH OF THE LATE MR. JAWAHARLAL NEHRU. HIS SUCCESSOR AS PRIME MINISTER, MR. LAL BAHADUR SHASTRI, ATTENDED A YOUTH FESTIVAL IN NEW DELHI AND LATER PAID HOMAGE AT MR. NEHRU'S CREMATION SITE.

    MR. SHASTRI SAID MR. NEHRU WOULD ALWAYS REMAIN WITH INDIANS IN SPIRIT. "HE WAS BOTH A FIGHTER OF ALL GOOD CAUSES AND A MAN OF PEACE. A MAN OF REASON AND YET HIGHLY EMOTIONAL," HE SAID.

    HE TOOK THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCOUNT FEARS THAT INDIA'S FOOD SHORTAGE - WHICH HAS CAUSED RIOTS - WOULD BECOME CRITICAL. HE SAID HE HOPED RICE WOULD REACH MARKETS IN SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES IN THE NEXT 15 DAYS. HE ADDED THAT THERE HAD BEEN A BUMPER CROP THIS YEAR.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA49NB09PLZAVB7XF2WK1Z8EE3U
    Media URN:
    VLVA49NB09PLZAVB7XF2WK1Z8EE3U
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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