JAMMU, Oct 31: Rich tributes were paid to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary today, by the Congress party at all District headquarters of the State.
The main function was held at PCC headquarters Shaheedi Chowk, Jammu, which was organized by District Congress Committee, Jammu. PCC vice presidents and former Ministers Mula Ram and Raman Bhalla along with senior functionaries of PCC, DCC and other senior leaders of the party including heads of frontal organizations offered floral tributes on the occasion.
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Rich tributes were also paid to Sardar Patel, one of the greatest stalwarts of the country, on his birth anniversary today. His services in the freedom struggle and in the strengthening and consolidation of the country after independence were recalled.
Mula Ram while paying rich tributes to Indira Gandhi recalled her supreme sacrifice for the unity and integrity of the country and said that she enhanced the image of India in the community of nations by her farsighted stewardship and India emerged as a strong nation under her leadership.
Raman Bhalla remembered Late Gandhi for her supreme sacrifice for the unity and integrity of the nation. He said that Gandhi created history by providing an able and dynamic leadership to the country and was acknowledged a strong and visionary leader in the world. She will always be remembered as a leader of masses with strong commitment to the upliftment of poor and down trodden and devotion to the cause of nation and did not succumb against any pressures at the cost of the unity and integrity of the nation.
The PCC functionaries also paid homage to Indira Gandhi on her 34th Death Anniversary at Party office Srinagar today. A meeting of party leaders and functionaries was presided over by former PCC president Peerzada Mohd Syed in this connection.
PCC vice president and MLC Gulam Nabi Monga, MLC Mohd Muzaffar Parray, Spokesperson Farooq Andrabi, Gen Secreary Surinder Singh Channi, Gulam Nabi Mir Lasjan, Shameema Iqbal, Irfan Naqib, Abdul Gani Khan addressed the meeting and recalled the selfless services and sacrifices of Late Gandhi to the nation.
Speaking on the occasion Peerzada while paying homage to former Prime Minister described her as a strong lady, saying that the nation would continue to remain indebted to her for taking the prestige of the country to the new heights in every respect. He said Indira Gandhi always remained concerned for the overall development of every section of the country and worked tirelessly to strengthen the people from grass roots level. The empowerment of people was among the top priorities of former Prime Minister.
Block Congress Committee Suchetgarh led by former Minister RS Chib also paid tributes to India Gandhi and recalled her services for the country and the party. He recalled the achievements of Late Gandhi with regard to Nationalisation of Banks, Liberation of East Pakistan now Bangladesh and making India Nuclear capable country.