PARLIAMENTARIANS PAY FLORAL TRIBUTES TO LOKMANYA BAL GANGADHAR TILAK
New Delhi, 23 July 2017: Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan; Union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers & Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar; Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot; Union Minister of Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar; former Deputy Prime Minister and Chairperson, Ethics Committee (Lok Sabha) Shri L. K. Advani; Members of Parliament led the Parliamentarians in paying floral tributes at the portrait of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak in the Central Hall of Parliament House on his Birth Anniversary today. Among the dignitaries who attended the function were several Members and former Members of Parliament. The Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Shri Anoop Mishra and Shri Shumsher K. Sheriff, respectively, and senior officers of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats also paid floral tributes. A booklet containing the profile of Lokmanaya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries who attended the function. The portrait of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament House on 28 July 1956 by the then Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, in recognition of his outstanding services to the nation.