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Rich tributes paid to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayan

Press Trust of India  |  Patna 

Rich tributes were paid to at a number of functions held at various places in which were attended by Lalji Tandon, Kumar and Ravi Shankar Prasad, among others.

Prasad visited the Mahila Charkha Samiti in Kadam Kuan locality of the city an organization devoted to imparting knowledge of arts and crafts among females with which himself and his wife were closely associated with and announced a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh.

Whatever I am today, I am because of The movement of the 1970s had inspired me to take active part in public life. I have always striven to live by the ideals he epitomized, Prasad told reporters on the occasion.

I am making a humble contribution of Rs 50 lakh, drawn from my MPs fund, as a token of respect for the Loknayak, he said.

The veteran leader popularly referred as JP was born on October 11, 1902 and died on October 8, 1979.

The paid a visit to Sitab Diyara, the ancestral village of a part of which falls in Saran district of and rest in the side of Accompanied by local besides some parliamentarians from the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh, the Tandon garlanded a statue of the

The Governor, who is also the of all state universities, announced that a named after Jayaprakash would be set up at the in Chhapra the district headquarters.

Earlier, the also garlanded a statue of JP at the Income Tax roundabout in where he was joined by Chief Minister Kumar, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi and road construction minister among others. PTI NAC Thanks a lot.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 15:40 IST