Nobody can forget the contribution of Indira Gandhi. She was the first woman Prime Minister of India. She was worthy daughter of the worthy father. She was the only child of Jawahar Lal Nehru and Kamala Nehru.
She was born on November 19, 1917 at Anand Bhawan in Allahabad. She received education at various places but completed her education at Shanti Niketan. She was fortunate to have Rabindra Nath Tagore as her teacher.
She got different qualities from different great personalities. She was regarded ‘Priyadarshini’. Her early political training was under Jawahar Lal Nehru and Gandhiji. They shaped her into a great stateswoman.
Indira Gandhi had been married 1942 to Froze Gandhi, who rose to some eminence as a parliamentarian and politician of integrity to his own political forces. She had two sons-Rajiv and Sanjay.
Mrs. Gandhi was in politics from her early childhood. She had been the member of Indian National Congress. In 1950 she was elected President of it.In 1964, after her father’s death she became the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Government of Lal Bahadur Shashtri, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack less than two years after assuming office. After his death in 1966 Indira Gandhi was elected the first lady Prime Minister of India.
She had extraordinary political skill and understanding. She held the great office from 1966-1977 and 1980-84 respectively and proved herself as the strongest Prime Minister. She reached at the peak of popularity when Pakistan attacked India in 1971. She showed extraordinary boldness and made Pakistan to accept defeat. Thus she led India to victory.
Indira Gandhi was a top ranked world leader. She was the chairperson of NAM and hosted Common-wealth Heads of Government Meet in India. She worked hard to normalise India’s relations with Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.
She was a very brave lady who faced many challenges during her tenure. It was she who in order to maintain country’s unity ordered the army to enter into Golden Temple, which had become the centre of terrorism. The army soon, under her direction freed the temple complex of terrorists.
Thus she did not accept the demand of ‘Khalistan’. If she had bowed to the extremists in Punjab she would have lived more years. But she never thought of her life and was torn to pieces by the bullets of her own trusted guards on 31st October 1984.
She got a tragic death. Now she is no more but we can not forget her determination and dedication to work. She is stilll in the hearts of the millions.
She was a woman of vision, courage and foresight. She was a sincere daughter of motherland. We cannot forget her and her contribution in the progress of India. She was a worthy maker of India. She was the beloved leader of the people of India.
To see her was to love her. She was a source of inspiration to Indian men, women and children. Indira Ghandhi is one of those leaders who will always be remembered for her courage, determination and specific qualities of leadership.