Bishwa Nath Singh :
It was on this date i.e. the 31st of October 1984, our most beloved Prime Minister of India Mrs. India Gandhi was assassinated by her own security guard while going to her office in the morning on foot. This day has gone down in History as National Unity Day, as a tribute to the memory of that Great lady who was a mas...s leader and statesman. The day she left for heavenly abode, billions sobbed their eyes and virtually wept to which I bear a witness. Let us pay our respectful homage to Mrs. Indira Gandhi who has become a legendary figure in national & international scenario! Let us recapitulate our memories by having a glimpse on her life that is appended below!
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Bishwa Nath Singh : Indian history has witnessed so far only one female Prime Minister - Indira Gandhi. She was the third Prime Minister of India and the daughter of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawarharlal Nehru. Her charm, intelligence and charis...ma made her a powerful statesperson, much loved and admired by people at large.She was born on the 19th November 1917, in Allahabad who was greatly loved by her parents and her grandfather Motilal Nehru, who was a famous lawyer and a public figure in his own right in pre-independence era. Her father had joined the freedom struggle and took very active part in it as one of the first ranking leaders. Indira Priyadarshani thugh she was a very young child who was exposed to politics from the age of three or four years. Her house was the centre of political activity, as all the important leaders stayed there on visiting Allahabad. Mahatma Gandhi was a frequent visitor to her father's residence and she was greatly influenced by him. It was her visit to the Sabarmati Ashram that had left an indelible mark on her psyche and she was impressed by the simple, hard life and patriotic feelings that she witnessed there. She passed her Metric from Pune University and was then sent on to Shantiniketan, formed by Rabindranath Tagore. She was greatly influenced by Guru dev Ravindranath Tagore who loved her quest for her patriotic feelings. she was made to lead a strict highly disciplined life at Shantinektan. From here she went on to study in Switzerland and then to Oxford University in London. After her return to India she married Feroze Gandhi in March 1941 much against the wishes of the conservative Hindu community, as he was a Parsee. Gandhi Ji admired her wisdom and liked her marriage. When Indira's father was in jail he used to write beautiful, long letters to her about his patriotic feelings and the current political situation. This led her to understand the intricacies of the nation, better than the most. In 1942, she joined the 'Quit India' Movement along with her husband and was arrested and jailed. After India gained freedom, Pandit Nehru was elected Prime Minister. After his death in 1964, Lal Bahadur Shastri took over. And then in 1966, Indira Gandhi was elected leader of the Congress. Indira Gandhi will be remembered for her commendable efforts in the development and progress of science, space exploration, irrigation, as well as policies like the nationalisation of banks and the 20-point programme. But on the other hand, the enormity of the problems she faced was the cause of much heartache. There were problems in Assam, Punjab as well as East Bengal. And in 1971, Pakistan attacked India and forced another smaller partition - On June 26th, 1975, Mrs. Gandhi declared an emergency, due to the turbulent political situation in the country at that time. Janta Party leaders like J.P. Narayan were arrested and jailed. But Mrs. Gandhi lost out to them in the next election in 1977 and was re-elected to power in 1980. Later, in Punjab there was a demand for a separate state of Khalistan, and most of the hard liner Sikhs were up in arms. But their demands were not met and this was the cause of her ultimate assassination. She was assassinated by her own security personnel while going to her office on the 31st of October1984. This day has gone down in History as National Unity Day, as a tribute to the memory of a Great lady, leader and statesman. The day she left for heavenly abode, billions sobbed their eyes and virtually wept to which I bear a witness. Let us pay our respectful homage to Mrs. Indira Gandhi who has become a legendary figure in national & international scenario while she was in her office!
Aravind Pandey Bahut sundar Sir..
Bishwa Nath Singh Thanks.Let us pay our most respectful homage to Her!