Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday marked his birthday with blood donation camps, special pujas and tree plantation drives.
The party workers held various programmes all over Uttar Pradesh to celebrate Yadav’s birthday. They also distributed fruits among the patients in various hospitals, said SP spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary.
The partymen cut cakes, distributed sweets and food among the poor, he said, adding that 45 SP workers each donated blood in various districts.
The leaders and workers of the party gathered at the SP headquarters here on Saturday morning and took the resolve to work dedicatedly under the guidance of Yadav and continue their fight against the communal forces. A ‘havan’ and a ‘bhandara’ were also organised at a temple here, where the SP workers prayed for the long life of their leader.
Besides the celebrations in Rampur, Gautam Budh Nagar, Sitapur and Meerut districts, there were reports of functions being organised in Odisha, Goa, West Bengal, Tripura, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh by the leaders and workers of of the SP state units, said Chaudhary.
Yadav, the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, is currently on a trip abroad along with his family members, SP sources said.