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    October 2nd.

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    SV Mrs. Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi laying flower petals on tomb
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    CU Flowers on tomb
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    SV V.P. Hidayatullah (Indian vice-president) laying flowers
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    4.
    SV Crowds during prayers (3 shots)
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    GV ZOOM INTO Mrs. Gandhi seated during prayers
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    6.
    GV Crowd walking round tomb
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    Background: October 2nd. was the 113th. anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand (Mahatma) Gandhi -- the father of independent India. On that day, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi together with her son Rajiv, visited the tomb for prayers and celebrations. The Indian Vice-President Mohammad Hidayatullah joined the Prime Minister's party in the flower laying ceremony. Thousands of people had also laid wreaths and took part in the early morning prayers. Mahatma Gandhi studied law in England last century and returned to India in 1915 to campaign for independence. He was imprisoned by the British in 1939, then was prominent in the conferences that lead to self-rule in 1947. He was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist fanatic, the following year.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABQUO465G2YBCZ2JNM89AN9V6R
    Media URN:
    VLVABQUO465G2YBCZ2JNM89AN9V6R
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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