Sadbhavna Diwas : Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi 20 August

20 August is celebrated as the Sadbhavna Diwas on the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi the former Prime Minister of India.

Rajiv Gandhi Birthday

About Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister of India at the age of 40 only. As the youngest Prime Minister, his vision was modern, highly technical, disciplined, and also in the computer revolution. Rajiv Gandhi studied engineering in the UK and later worked for Indian Airlines before entering politics.

He was the son of Indira Gandhi. After the death of Smt. Indira Gandhi, he became the first youngest Prime Minister of our country.

Rajiv Gandhi was the sixth Prime Minister of India. He served as the Prime Minister from 1984 to 1989 and was known for his vision and modernization initiatives. Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday is celebrated every year as “Sadbhavana Diwas” or “Harmony Day” in India to promote national integration, communal harmony, and peace.

Rajiv Gandhi in Khabar Flashback

Rajiv Gandhi became the Prime Minister of India in 1984, after the assassination of his mother, Indira Gandhi. He inherited a country that was facing economic and political challenges. However, Rajiv Gandhi was determined to modernize India and bring about positive changes.

Rajiv Gandhi launched several initiatives to bring India into the modern age. He introduced computerization in government offices, started the National Rural Health Mission, and set up the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas to provide quality education to rural children. He also introduced economic reforms that helped to liberalize India’s economy and attract foreign investment.

Rajiv Gandhi’s vision for modernizing India was cut short when he was assassinated in 1991. However, his legacy lives on, and his contributions to India’s development continue to be remembered.

To celebrate Rajiv Gandhi’s birthday, “Sadbhavana Diwas” is observed across India. On this day, people take a pledge to promote communal harmony and peace. Various cultural and educational programs are organized to promote national integration and social cohesion.


The main aim/theme of Sadbhavna Diwas is National Integration, Peace, and Communal Harmony among all the people of the nation.

Ancient Computer

His belief is that without modern inventions & technology, a nation can’t rapidly grow. So his vision was to focus on inventions, and technologies, in the computer era. He declared the NEP (New Education Policy) in 1986. He also started the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya regarding free education to the class of students from 6 to 12. MTNL is also established by the effort of Rajiv Gandhi. The credit of PCOs (Public Call Office) for spreading the telephonic call to the needy one also goes to him.

His contribution to the development of India will always be rememberable. 

You can Understand his vision by their statement:


Rajiv Gandhi



“Our Country India missed the Industrial Revolution; it cannot afford to miss the Computer Revolution”.

—- Rajiv Gandhi


In conclusion, Rajiv Gandhi was a visionary leader who dedicated his life to modernizing India and promoting national integration. His contributions to India’s development continue to be remembered, and his birthday is celebrated as “Sadbhavana Diwas” to promote communal harmony and peace. Let us remember his legacy and work towards a harmonious and prosperous India.

This specific day is observed as peace, national integration, and brotherhood.

On this day congress party members are paying homage to Rajiv Gandhi in Veer Bhoomi, the place where he was cremated.

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