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Homage paid to victims Tuesday, March 27, 2001
Ahmedabad, March 25: The National Council for Civil Liberties (NCCL) organised a function at Kankaria lake and lit 20,000 lamps to pay homage to thousands of quake victims.
While addressing the mass gathering, Governor Sundar Singh Bhandari assured people that rehabilitation work will be conducted at a rapid pace and in full earnest. He also assured people that the homeless will be soon provided homes and the affected will be well taken care of.
Volunteers of the NCCL gathered opposite the Ambubhai Purani Vyayam Shala and after the Governor lit the first lamp, they lit the rest illuminating that stretch of Kankaria lake.
Also present at the function were Justice D C Shrivastava, judge Gujarat High Court, P N Roy Chawdhary, CEO, Gujarat Maritime Board, V K Saxena and Sangita Devi of NCCL.
The people present at the occasion also maintained a minute's silence to pay tributes to the departed.