Sadbhavna Divas is celebrated annually all across the country on
August 20. The day is also referred as Harmony Day. Late Prime Minister of
India, Rajeev Gandhi is commemorated on this day as Aug 20 marks the birth
anniversary of former Prime Minister.
The literal meaning of Sadhbhavna “having good feelings for
others” and this was only the mission of Rajiv Gandhi government. As he
believed in peace and harmony all around thus celebration of Rajiv’s birth
anniversary as Sadhbhavna Diwas is a step towards his left over mission.
Various cultural festivals and competitions are organized on
Sadhbhavna Diwas in almost all states of the country. Sadhbhavna Diwas is also
associated with the conservation of greenery, preservation of natural beauty
and protection of environment, conservation of natural resources. Main theme of
different programs on Sadhbhavna Diwas is to raise awareness about these
crucial environmental concerns among country men. Plantation is also highly
encouraged on this day.
Countrymen pay homage to great Indian leader and former
prime minister of the country. All
govt. dignitaries, ministers, congress party members and members of Gandhi
Family including Sonia Gandhi, president of Congress party, pay tribute to
Rajiv Gandhi at Rajiv Gandhi’s memorial Veer Bhumi
The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation distributes Rajeev Gandhi
National Awards to recognize the excellence achieved by Indians in different
fields every year. This year 2010 will mark the 66th birth
anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.