October 2nd is the birthday of Prime Minister Sashtri. It is also an occasion of?
October 2nd is the birthday of Prime Minister Sashtri. It is also an occasion of great national importance being the birthday of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. This year the New Indian Premier arrived in the early hours of the morning atvRaj Ghat to attend prayers. He squatted there on the ground with hundreds of other early morning visitors and joined them in prayers. He offered flowers at the 'samadhi' of Mahatma Gandhi. The occasion had added significance as Mr. Lal Bahadur Sashrisoon after the prayers and festivities at his house left for Cairo to attend the Non Aligned nations meet. This is the first foreign tour of Mr. Sashtri and his arrival in Cairo has been preceded by his foreign Minister and the Indi and government has been preparing well for the conference. Mr. Nehru had always been a towering figure at these Conferences and indications are that Mr. lal Bahadur Sashtri will very well fill the gap and give added initiative to his nation,which had completely moved 'into its own shell' following the Chinese agression on its borders and completely concentrated on its internal affairs including the defence build up.