October 2nd is the birthday of Prime Minister Sashtri. It is also an occasion of?
MS Different shots of Men, Women and children laying wreathe at Mahatma Gandhi's Samadhi.
MS Different shots of Men, women and children are arriving to pay their homage to Mahatma Gandhi.
LMS of President Dr. Radhakrishnan arriving.
MS of President Dr. Radhaknan laying the wreathe at the Samadhi.
Ms of Prime Minister Mr. Lal Bahadur Shastri laying the wreathe and standing with boued head.
Ms of Mrs. Shastri laying the wreathe and standing with boued head.
MS of Mr. Shastri's children laying the wreathe.
MS of Mr. Kamraj, Congress President, laying the wreathe.
LS of devotees in the foreground sitting with Samadhi in background.
LS Different TOP shots of people sitting and praying before Samadhi.
MS Various shots of Mr. Kamraj, Mr. Shastri and President doing prayers and singing songs.
CU of Mr. Shastri.
MCS Pan shot from the decorated flowers to Mr. Shastri and others.
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Background: 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.