NEW DELHI

Briefly

`Indira Gandhi was a great visionary'

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Assembly Speaker, Chaudhary Prem Singh, on Saturday said former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was a great visionary who gave the country a new scientific and technological dimension to enable it to be on the map of the world.

Paying tributes to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary, Mr. Singh said her mission in life was to bring about all-round development of the country.

Celebration in slum clusters

NEW DELHI: The 88th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi was celebrated in resettlement colonies, slum clusters and leprosy camps besides Dalit bastis across the Capital with great enthusiasm.

All-India Congress Committee secretary Jai Kishan distributed sewing machines to poor widows and woollen blankets to tuberculosis and leprosy patients, besides gifting fruits to patients at Sanjay Gandhi Hospital.

Office inaugurated

NEW DELHI: Delhi Transport Minister Haroon Yusuf on Saturday inaugurated the corporate office of City Limouzines (India) Limited here.

The chairman of the company, Syed Mohammad Masood, announced the launch of subscription to offer consumers vehicle use for unlimited mileage for 24 hours at an economic rate as against the current system of eight hours and 80 km. He said the company would issue prepaid cards for unlimited use in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai in the range of Rs.500 to 600 per day.

Children's Assembly

NEW DELHI: The fifth day of the Children's Assembly organised by the National Bal Bhavan on Saturday was centred around the theme of Jan Utthan Divas (over all development). Aimed at the overall development of children, the fifth day of the programme saw children participate in a yoga session early in the morning to enhance their physical and mental faculties through yoga.

Chief Minister, Shiela Dikshit, attended the event in the afternoon, with the children showcasing their talent through music and dance performances that had been specially put together for her.