It was due to the vision and hard work of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, who had set the ball rolling to make India a modern and technologically advanced nation, that the country has become a global power in its own right, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president J. P. Agarwal said on Saturday while leading the party unit here in paying homage to the late leader on his 67th birth anniversary.

Speaking at a function organised at DPCC headquarters at Rajiv Bhawan, Mr. Agarwal also called upon the youth to work towards realising the goals and aspirations of Rajiv Gandhi. He also led the party unit in paying floral tributes on the portrait of the late Prime Minister.

Mr. Agarwal said Rajiv Gandhi would be always remembered as the person who brought the computer revolution to the country, gave voting rights to all those above 18 years of age and who provided 33 per cent reservation for women in the panchayats.

A large number of DPCC office bearers and Congress MPs, MLAs and councillors also paid their homage.

A 50-minute documentary on the life of Rajiv Gandhi was also screened. The film captured his persona and how he went on to guide India to a “new, modern dawn” before his young life was cut short by an act of terrorism.