Indira Gandhi was a prominent figure in Indian National Congress. She is also known for her dedicated efforts towards the nation by introducing new economic policies and promoting agricultural productivity, which helped in improving the economy of the country. She judiciously handled the crucial situation in the country at the time of Indo Pak war of 1971 and also decided about the separate country of Bangladesh.
She is also credited with other important decisions like starting of National Nuclear Program in 1967, Intense Agricultural District Program or Green Revolution, White Revolution, Nationalization of banks etc. Thus, this iron lady was one of the pioneers who had dreamt of India as an independent strong nation. “Garibi Hatao” was the theme for Gandhi’s 1971 bid. The program created through “Garibi Hatao” were developed and funded by the Indian National Congress. Through the call she not only won the election but also improved party prospects from 47 seats in 1967 to 73 in 1971.
The celebration of this day is mostly seen among the political parties especially the Congress party. The Gandhi scions and other eminent politicians offer tribute at the memorial of Indira Gandhi, on her birth anniversary in New Delhi every year. Folk artists also perform on the day which is telecasted live on the national channel. Her endeavor towards the nation’s progress is unparalleled.
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