Sydney, 18 August, 2018:
Emotional Shraddhanjali (tribute) was paid today to The Hon (late) Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, former Prime Minister of India.
The picture of the departed leader was garlanded and floral tribute was offered. A brief outline of his life and politics was described. Poetry, written by Atal ji, was recited by Rekha Rajvansi, Abbas Raza Alvi and Dr Prabhat Sinha.
Bhajans (devotional songs) were sung by Shobha Ingleshwar and personal interactions, experiences and impressions were mentioned.
Key members of Indian Australian community participated in the Shraddhanjali ceremony and offered their tribute and prayers for the peace to the departed soul. Prayers were also made to the almighty God to give courage to the departed leader’s family & friends to bear with this loss of life.
Every speaker mentioned that former Prime Minister was a unique leader with unparalleled political stature. I conducted the ceremony as the Master of Ceremonies (MC).
Thank you everyone for attending the ceremony. Thank you very much to Sanjay Patel Patel Brothers of Patel Brothers Group and The Grand Marion to offer the venue and the refreshments for the ceremony.
Dr Yadu Singh