The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today offered floral tributes to Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, on his birth anniversary, in Central Hall of Parliament.
The Speaker, Lok Sabha - Smt. Sumitra Mahajan, the Union Minister for External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs - Smt. Sushma Swaraj, the Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs - Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge), Environment, Forest and Climate Change (Independent Charge) and Parliamentary Affairs - Shri Prakash Javadekar, Shri L.K. Advani, and other dignitaries were also present.
"On Bal Gangadhar Tilak`s birth anniversary, we salute the great freedom fighter who ignited the spark of patriotism with a call for `Swaraj`," the Prime Minister said.