Sadbhavana Divas 2015 - August 20 (Thursday)
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, Rajiv 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.
Sadhbhavna Day Celebrations
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 2015 will mark the 71st birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
Sadhbhavana Day Pledge“I take this solemn pledge that I will work for the emotional oneness and harmony of all the people of India regardless of caste, region, religion or language. I further pledge that I shall resolve all differences among us through dialogue and constitutional means without resorting to violence."