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Indira Gandhi Jayanti

Indira Gandhi Jayanti

The Indira Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on her birth anniversary in New Delhi every year. Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi Birthday celebration is mostly seen among the political parties, especially among the Congress party. The eminent politicians offer tribute at the Indira Gandhi memorial annually. Folk artists and dancers also perform on this day, which is also telecasted on the national channel (like DD1, DD2). She is also famous as the iron lady of the independent strong nation. National Integration Day is also celebrated as the birthday

Indira Gandhi Jayanti Date: 19th November

About Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi was born on Nov19, 1917 in Allahabad, U.P. She was the daughter of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and was the 3rd Prime Minister of India. She was very interested in Politics from her childhood days. She completed her higher education from the Oxford University and Vishwa Bharati University. She served India as a Prime Minister from 1966-1977 Year then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984. Indira Gandhi was a prominent leader in the Indian National Congress. 

Indira Gandhi got married to the Feroze Gandhi in 1942. She had also got an opportunity to become the member of Congress Working Committee in the year 1955. Indira Gandhi was considered as a great political leader. She was also selected as President in the year 1959. She also became a Lal Bahadur Shastri Ji’s Cabinet member as the Minister for Information. After an unexpected death of the Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1966 in Russia, she was chosen as the PM of India

Indira Gandhi is also known for other important decisions like Nationalization of banks, Green Revolution, White Revolution, commencing of National Nuclear Program in 1967, etc. She is also credited with her dedicated efforts towards the nation by promoting agricultural productivity and introducing new economic policies, which helped in improving the economic status of the nation.

She judiciously handled the critical situation in the nation at the time of Indo-Pak war of 1971 and also decided about the independent Bangladesh country. A Central Govt. Low-Cost housing programme plan as “The Indira Awaas Yojana” for the rural people is named after her. The International Airport in New Delhi is also named after her. The largest university in the world name “The Indira Gandhi National Open University” in the nation is also named in her honour. Her endeavour towards the Independent nation’s growth is unparalleled.



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