President condoles death of labour minister Ola

New Delhi, Dec 15 : President Pranab Mukherjee Sunday condoled the passing away of union Labour Minister Sis Ram Ola, describing him as a "leader and social worker who was always in touch with the grassroots of society".

In a condolence message to Ola's wife, Shiv Bai Ola, the president said: "I am deeply saddened to learn about the passing away of your husband, Sis Ram Ola, who was a friend and colleague of long years."

"Ola made immense contribution to our people and nation through long years of service as a senior Congress leader, parliamentarian and minister in the union government as well as state government of Rajasthan."

"The efforts he made for the welfare of the people of Rajasthan as well as the impetus he provided for the development of the state will always be remembered," the president said.

Mukherjee said Ola paid particular attention to the education of girls and the protection of the environment.

"His service to society was duly recognised by the nation through the conferring of the Padma Shri award in 1968. In his death, the nation has lost an eminent leader and social worker who was always in touch with the grassroots of society".

Ola, 86, died at a Gurgaon hospital Sunday.

--IANS (Posted on 15-12-2013)

india-news headlines

2G scam: Court to record statement on May 15

Modi in Uttar Pradesh to seek votes for Hema Malini, others

Modi gets more NO votes than Justin Bieber in TIME poll

I stand by my statement: Giriraj Singh

UPA's haste will destroy Lokpal credibility: Arun Jaitley

BJP moves EC against key appointments

Giriraj defiant even as BJP distances itself; Congress, JD-U move EC

Only Congress can ensure development, says Rahul Gandhi

No Modi wave, only Modi poison, says Jairam Ramesh

Akhilesh, Jaya Bachchan woo voters

India's democracy reaches out to lone voter in Gir forest (Election Special)

BJP distances itself from Giriraj; Congress slams remark

Quick Links: Goa | Munnar | Pondicherry | Free Yearly Horoscope '2014


Your e-mail:

Your Full Name:

Type verification image:
verification image, type it in the box


Back to Top