Congress remembers Indira Gandhi on her 106th Birth Anniversary
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Rich tributes were paid to Indira Gandhi former Prime Minister of India, on her 106th Birth Anniversary on Sunday. Congress organized several functions across the state, to celebrate the day.
An impressive function was held at Indira Chowk Jammu where floral tributes were paid by garlanding the statue of Indira Gandhi by the PCC President Vikar Rasool Wani , Working President Raman Bhalla, senior Vice Presidents Th. Balwan Singh, Vice President Yogesh Sawhney, Ved Mahajan, Hari Singh Chib, Rajnish Sharma(Mian), besides PCC General Secretaries, Secretaries, Frontal Organizations heads, DCC , BCC functionaries and others .
The function was organized by the Dist. Congress Jammu Urban led by Th.Manmohan Singh.
Interacting with the media persons at Indira Chowk PCC Chief, Vikar Rasool Wani recalled the bold leadership of Indira Gandhi, as she led the nation to great heights in the World and took courageous decisions in her life for the might of the nation.
The Country progressed on all fronts and faced numerous challenges successfully.
He lashed out at those forces who are trying to belittle the role and great works of top stalwarts of Congress especially Nehru – Gandhi leadership for political vested interests.
He said the present BJP regime led by Modi is making every effort to distort the historical facts to divert the attention of the nation from contribution of Congress and its great leaders.
Wani said that people of Jammu and Kashmir will not forgive BJP for its historical blunder of disbanding a full-fledged state Jammu and Kashmir and downgraded it to UT.
In this way the people have been deprived of their powers and rights in an arbitrary and undemocratic manner.
The party shall strive for seeking the full fledged status of the state and other constitutional safeguards for the protection of the rights of the people and youth of the state, he added.
Raman Bhalla while paying rich tributes to Indira Gandhi, said that Indira Gandhi was one of the strongest leaders of the world so far and will always go down in the history of the world as the iron lady of India.
She led the country to new heights in every sphere and enhanced the image of the country worldwide .
She always took revolutionary steps keeping in view the poor and down trodden sections of the society and was a source of empowerment for women in the country. She nationalized the private banks, abolished privy purses and launched 20 point programe for the welfare and poverty alleviation programme for the poor.
He said that Indira ji was known for her bold decisions and she led the country to victory during the 1971 war, leading to creation of Bangladesh and the surrender of over 90 thousand Pakistani troops before the Indian forces, ignoring the threats of United States.
Former Minister and Member PCC Executive Gurbachan Kumari Rana, Vice Presidents Trilok Singh Bajwa, Ved Mahajan , Hari Singh Chib, Rajnish Sharma, DCC President Rajouri Shabir Ahmed Khan, DCC President Jammu Urban Th. Manmohan Singh while addressing described Indira as leader of firm determination and great courage who took revolutionary steps during her leadership of the Country and sacrificed her life for the unity and integrity of the Country.