Parliamentarians pay floral tributes to Netaji

January 23rd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS  

Somnath ChatterjeeNew Delhi, Jan 23 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, leader of the house Pranab Mukherjee and opposition leader L.K. Advani led parliamentarians in paying floral tributes to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 112th birth anniversary Friday.Rajya Sabha Secretary-General V.K. Agnihotri and senior officers from the Lok Sabha secretariat also participated in the function, said a release issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

A booklet containing the profile of Netaji, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries.

Netaji is believed to have died in an air crash in August 1945.

A portrait of Netaji was unveiled by the then president of India N. Sanjiva Reddy in the Central Hall of Parliament House on Jan 23, 1978.

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