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Rajiv Gandhi's 24th memorial day commemoration held on 21 May
May 25, 2015, 2:17 pm

Adv,Thomas panicker, Sebastian purayidom, Dr. Joshi Kuriakose, Abdulla Kokkadu, Benny Perickalethu spoke at function. Rajiv Gandhi With his speech while addressing the Joint Session of the US Congress and India, he said, "India is an old country, but a young nation; and like the young everywhere, we are impatient. I am young and I too have a dream. I dream of an India, strong, independent, self-reliant and in the forefront of the front ranks of the nations of the world in the service of mankind."

Late prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's support and contribution to the various sectors of India was remarkable such as his support was increased when he decided to support for science and technology and associated industries, and reduced import quotas, taxes and tariffs on technology-based industries, especially computers, airlines, defence and telecommunications. In 1986, he announced a national policy for the education in India to modernise and expand higher education programs across India.

He founded the  jawahar navodaya vidyalaya System in 1986 which is a Central government based institution that concentrates on the upliftment of the rural section of the society providing them free residential education from 6th till 12 grade.His efforts created MTNL in 1986, and his public call offices, better known as PCOs, helped spread telephones in rural areas. He introduced measures significantly reducing the  in post-1990 period, allowing businesses and individuals to purchase capital, consumer goods and import without officers  restrictions.

Rajiv Gandhi began leading in a direction significantly different from his mother's socialism. He improved bilateral relations with the United States – long strained owing to Indira's socialism and friendship with the USSR and expanded economic and scientific cooperation. During his STATE VISIT to the Soviet Union.

Rajiv authorised an extensive police and army campaign to contain terrorism in Punjab. A state of martial law existed in the PUNJAB state, and civil liberties, commerce and tourism were greatly disrupted.There are many accusations of human rights violations by police officials as well as by the militants during this period.

It is alleged that even as the situation in Punjab came under control, the Indian government was offering arms and training to the LTTE rebels fighting the government of Sri Lanka. The Indo-Sri Lanka Peace Accord was signed by Rajiv Gandhi and the Sri Lankan President, in Colombo on 29 July 1987. The very next day, on 30 July 1987, Rajiv Gandhi was assaulted on the head with a rifle butt by a young Sinhalese naval cadet named  while receiving the honour guard. The intended assault on the back of Rajiv Gandhi's head glanced off his shoulder and it was captured in news crew photographs and video.

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