Jammu/Srinagar, October 31 (Scoop News) -Nation pays tribute to Indira Gandhi, daughter of
Minister for Health, Horticulture and Floriculture, Sham Lal Sharma, today paid homage to late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 28th death anniversary.
Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla and Member Parliament, Madan Lal Sharma, also paid floral tributes to the late leader.
Recalling the supreme sacrifice of Indira Gandhi, the Minister said that she contributed laudable services for the cause of the nation and sacrificed her life for motherland. He said that martyrs never die but remain alive in the hearts of people forever. He urged the political leaders particularly youth to follow the footsteps of great leader like Indira Gandhi to further shine their political carrier.
Sham said it was due to their sacrifices which laid a strong edifice of secularism and socialism in the country enabling us to breath in a free and fearless atmosphere. He called for self introspection to see that we have contributed to protect this hard earned independence and what further needs to be done to protect the sovereignty and integrity of the country.
Sham said that during the tenure of Indira Gandhi, our country recorded big strides in all fields especially science technology, commerce and industries, education and agriculture.
Sham said government will consider the suggestions from every quarter with regard to strengthening of Panchayat institutions and is ready to incorporate all such good provisions of the 73rd Amendments in the J&K Panchayati Raj Act which will help to further strengthen these basic units of democracy. He also said that the local bodies elections will be held soon.
On the occasion, Vice Chairman, Advisory Board for OBC, Kuldeep Raj Verma, Vice Chairman, Advisory Board for SC, Swaran Lata, MLA, Indu Pawar, former Deputy Chief Minister Pt. Mangat Ram Sharma, MLAs, Balwan Singh and Shiv Dev Singh, District President, Congress Committee, Om Chopra and many other senior leaders were present.
Minister of State for Forest, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution, Power Environment, Shabir Ahmed Khan paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi, Ex-Prime Minister of India on her shadeedi diwas at a function held at
The function was jointly organized by
Padamshri S P Verma, President Gandhian Global Family J&K, Principal, GDC Women Parade, Dr Hemla Aggarwal, Prof Sadhanshu Sharma, M M Joshi, Sareshta Khajuria, Shkuntla Joshi, Abdul Majid Malik besides other dignitaries, faculty members and students were present on the occasion.
A symposium was also organized on the occasion in which students of different institutions including Ritesh Sharma of
Miss Sabhiya Kantroo of GDC Women Parade bagged first prize in the symposium while second prize of was secured by Miss Vinee Mahajan of GDC Women Gandhinagar and third prize was bagged by Sahil Mehta of MAM College Jammu.
On the occasion, Abdul Majid Malik was awarded Indira Gandhi Award-2012 by Gandhian Global Family for his outstanding contribution towards the society.
Miss Radhika Majajan who compared the programme was also given a cash prize on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Khan paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi and lauded the students for presenting their writings on achievements and life history of Indira Gandhi. He said that Indira ji contributed a lot for development of the country.
The Minister said that the true tribute to Indira Gandhi is to work for integration of the country. He also appreciated the efforts of Government Degree College Women Parade for organizing such type of functions. He also congratulated the students who participated in the symposium.
Former Minister and Member AICC Abdul Gani Vakil today described late Smt. Indira Gandhi a strong, courageous and visionary leader and for which the late leader was hailed globally. Vakil said she was interested in prosperous and peaceful
Vakil was addressing a function which was organized to pay glowing tributes to late Smt Indira Gandhi on her 28th birth anniversary at Tulsi Bagh Srinagar. Function was organized by congress Sevadal. Vakil said she strengthened secularism and was instrumental in bringing neighboring countries close to
Sr. Congress leader and MLC Haji Ali Mohammad Bhat also paid glowing tributes to late Smt. Indira Gandhi and while addressing the gathering said that Nehru family has all along been sympathetic and affectionate to the people of Kashmir and whenever any type of problem came to the people of state Nehru family stood like a rock behind the people of the state whether it was the time of wars or the time of last twenty years of militancy in Kashmir. Nehru family has always been there behind the people of
Besides others who paid glowing tributes to the late leader include General secretary J&K PCC Dr. Abdul Ahad Yatoo General Secretary J&K PCC, Imtiyaz Ahmad Khan Sevadal District Organizer Srinagar, Ghulam Hassan Shah District President Ganderbal, Youth Congress Leader Altaf Ahmad Malik, Farooq Ahmad Wangnoo Sr. Vice President INTUC, Sr. Congress Leaders Ghulam Ahmad Lone, Syed Abbas Jawhar and several others.
Panthers Party activists held memorial meetings in honour of Mrs. Indira Gandhi on 28th Anniversary of her martyrdom as she was assassinated under an international conspiracy on 31st October, 1984 in her highly protected official residence by her own security men. The Panthers Party paid high tributes to the former Prime Minister in several meetings held in
Addressing the Panthers Party activists, Prof. Bhim Singh, Member, NIC and Chief Patron of the Panthers Party regretted that the successive governments of
In a resolution the Panthers Party called on the Govt. of India to observe Anniversary of Martyrdom of Smt. Indira Gandhi as Anti-Violence Day and a chapter on the life and contributions of Mrs. Indira Gandhi should be included in the curriculum of the school books at all levels.