Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment organized a floral tribute function at Samta Sthal, the Samadhi of Babu Jagjivan Ram, Delhi Gate, New Delhi today on the occasion of his 31st Death Anniversary. Tributes were paid by Former Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Meira Kumar, Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and President, Babu Jagjivan Ram National Foundation Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister of State for M/o SJ&E Shri Ramdas Athwale, various MPs and other dignitaries along with hundreds of followers of Babuji.
Babu Jagjivan Ram was a freedom fighter and national leader who fought tirelessly for the upliftment of the downtrodden. He was a Cabinet Minister for 35 years- the longest serving minister handling several key portfolios. He brought about path-breaking reforms. As Food & Agriculture Minister, he is credited with the 'Green Revolution' and as Defence Minister; he led India to the historic 1971 war, which saw the birth of Bangladesh.