Port Blair, Oct. 3: The National Students Union of India, A&N Islands organized a "Tiranga Yatra" on Saturday with its members carrying a 100-foot-long tricolor to commemorate the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and to celebrate 75 years India's Independence with the aim to redeem Gandhism and Gandhi's India.

Hundreds of NSUI members and students from various colleges participated in the yatra starting from Congress Office to Gandhi Statue, Aberdeen Bazaar and inversely back to Congress Office. All throughout the tiranga yatra they raised patriotic slogans and waived flags of NSUI.

The Yatra was led by PCC President Shri. Rangalal Halder, PCC Campaign Committee Chairman Shri. G Bhasker, NSUI National Secretary Miss. Mamatha Nerlige and NSUI State President Shri. M.A Sajid.

Addressing the Rally, Shri. Halder said, "Bapuji was not a political personality, rather he was a great saint and social reformer. He had kept the whole country united with his mesmerizing personality. He was indeed the true symbol of all caste, creed, language, religion and national integration".

Miss. Nerlige said, "The Congress party's foundation was laid on the ideology of unity in diversity. The father of the nation showed us the way to live harmoniously and NSUI will never dilute its core ideology at any cost". She called upon the NSUI members to spread the message of unity. She added that NSUI will not allow any party divide the country on communal lines.

NSUI State Vice Presidents Shri. Nishit Biswas, Shri. V. Maheshwaran, Shri. Rajeev Rao, Shri. R. Plato along with NSUI State General Secretaries Shri. Vishal Din, Shri. Anick Das, Shri. Saurav Nair and several other NSUI functionaries took part in the yatra.