LS Speaker depicts Pal, Joachim and Violet Alva in Parliament functn

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New Delhi, Dec 5 (UNI) Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee unveiled the portraits of Bipin Chandra Pal, Joachim Alva and Violet Alva at a function in the Central Hall of Parliament today.

Speaking on the occasion, the Speaker said late Bipin Chandra was a multi-faced personality and his talent was well reflected in his various vocations as a teacher, journalist, writer, orator, liberarian, social and political activist.

His writings and speeches in Bengali and English bore remarkable testimony to his profound command over Bengali and English languages and also to his erudition and freehand expression.

Bipin Chandra was among the foremost leaders of the Nationalist Movement in India. He was one of the triumvirate of the three great freedom fighters, popularly known as "Lal Bal Pal", who stood strong by the idea of Swaraj or completed the political freedom, which could only be achieved through courage, self-help and self sacrifice.

Mr Chatterjee said Joachim Alva, was vetern freedom fighter, an eminent parliamentarian, a distinguished journalist and an orator par excellence.

He was a member of the provisional Parliament and served in the Lok Sabhas thrice consecutively from 1952 to 1967, and also in the Rajya Sabha from 1968 to 1974.

Speaking about Violet Alva, Mr Chatterjee stated Violet was a multi-splendoured personality, who left an indelible mark in the socio-political firmament of the country with her innumerable achievements.

The function was attended by Vice- President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and a number of Cabinet colleagues and members of Parliament.

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