Indira Gandhi remembers
Warangal: The Congress party paid rich tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 105th birthday here on Saturday. Paying floral tributes to the portrait of Indira Gandhi, Namindla Srinivas, TPCC member and Wardhannapet Constituency Coordinator, recalled the great leader’s efforts to set India on the path to development.
“The nationalization of private sector banks was one of his greatest achievements. Liberation of Bangladesh accounts for his courage despite several diplomatic obstacles. Indira has introduced several programs such as loans and grants for small and marginal farmers to that they can access credit, Srinivas said.
Indira’s call for “Garibi Hatao” (eliminate poverty) made her popular in the country. She launched the 20-point program in 1975 with the aim of eradicating poverty and improving the quality of life for disadvantaged sections of the country, he said.
The welfare of farmers, food security, drinking water, youth development, land distribution to the poor, the welfare of women and children and environmental protection are some of the aspects which Indira focused on under her regime, he said. Srinivas urged the youths to idolize Indira who sacrificed her life for the country.
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917. She was the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, and Kamala Nehru. She served as Prime Minister for three terms between January 1966 and October 1984.
Key Congress leaders Banka Sarala, P Ramakrishna, B Vikram, B Sampath Yadav, Md Mustaq Nehal, K Deepak Reddy, Naseem Jahas, Md Ankus, Nazeer, Nagapuri Lalitha and Bandari Janardhan Goud were among others present.