Vice President remembers Narasimha Rao’s commitment to national development

PTI | Updated on June 28, 2021

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addresses during the 6th anniversary celebrations of Rashtretara Telugu Samakhya in Visakhapatnam via video confernce, in New Delhi, June 27   -  PTI

Rao was the Prime Minister between June 1991 and May 1996

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday paid tributes to former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao on his 100th birth anniversary, describing him as the “undisputed torchbearer” of economic reforms in India.

People, Naidu said, will always remember Rao’s undeterred commitment tonational development. Rao was the prime minister between June 1991 and May 1996.

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“My humble tributes to Shri PV Narasimha Rao, an astute administrator, statesman, visionary and the undisputed torchbearer of economic reforms in India on his hundredth birth anniversary,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted, quoting Naidu.

A Renaissance personality in the true sense of the term, Rao was a polyglot and a distinguished man of letters, who showed a keen interest in encouraging mother tongue as the medium of education, the vice president observed.

Rao was born on this day in 1921 in Karimnagar, now in Telangana.

Published on June 28, 2021

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