The National Child Development Core Committee on Monday paid tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. The members of the committee remembered that this year is the 38th death anniversary of the Iron Lady of India. They also said that Indira Gandhi contributed immensely towards national unity and integrity and her sacrifice, determination and grit to take the nation ahead will always remain in our collective memories. They also saluted her unyielding resilience & unwavering vision for the nation’s development.The NCDC Evaluator Sudha Menon said that Indira Gandhi was one of the strongest of political leaders of post-1947 India and from liberation of Bangladesh to ushering in of Green Revolution, she led the nation through its highs & lows.
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917, and was the only child of Independent India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. She became the country’s third Prime Minister and was in charge of the top post from January 1966 to March 1977 and then again from January 1980 until she was assassinated in 1984.After her marriage in 1942, Indira Gandhi served her father and the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru unofficially. In the late 1950s, she serves as the President of the Indian National Congress. In 1964, Jawaharlal Nehru died and she was appointed as a Rajya Sabha member. She served as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting under the then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. The other members present in the core committee meeting were Bindu S (NCDC Evaluator) ,Dr Sruthi Ganesh (NCDC Program Coordinator) , Muhammed Risvan (NCDC Administrator) and Arathi I S (NCDC Evaluation Coordinator).