Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated on 20 August every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. This year will be the 75th Birth Anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi.
On this day national integration, peace, love, affection and communal harmony among all Indians are encouraged. Shri Rajiv Gandhi was born on August 20, 1944, in Bombay. At 40, Mr Rajiv Gandhi was the youngest Prime Minister of India.
In 1992, Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana award was instituted by All India Congress Committee of the Indian National Congress in memory of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Every year this award is given to those who have devoted their life in understanding and promoting social harmony. This award constitutes a citation and cash Prize of Rs 10 Lakh.
Sadbhavana Diwas is celebrated in the memory of Rajiv Gandhi every year who dreamed to make India a developed country. His several economic and social works clearly shows his dream.