New Delhi (NVI): The nation paid homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi today on the occasion of her 103rd birth anniversary.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi were among those who paid tributes to Indira Gandhi.
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi shared a throwback picture of Indira Gandhi and wrote, “I pay my tribute on the birth anniversary of Smt Indira Gandhi, an efficient Prime Minister and form of power.”
“While the entire nation, even today, speaks of her impressive leadership, I always remember her as my beloved grandmother. Things she taught me inspire me every day,” he tweeted in Hindi.
एक कार्यकुशल प्रधानमंत्री और शक्ति स्वरूप श्रीमती इंदिरा गांधी जी की जयंती पर श्रद्धांजलि।
पूरा देश उनके प्रभावशाली नेतृत्व की आज भी मिसाल देता है लेकिन मैं उन्हें हमेशा अपनी प्यारी दादी के रूप में याद करता हूँ। उनकी सिखायी हुई बातें मुझे निरंतर प्रेरित करती हैं। pic.twitter.com/9RHDnAClOJ
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 19, 2020
In a tweet, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said, “Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.”
पूर्व प्रधानमंत्री इंदिरा गांधी जी को उनकी जयंती पर नमन।
Tributes to former PM Smt. Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 19, 2020
Meanwhile, the official handle of the Indian National Congress recalled her as a trail blazer, visionary and true leader.
“A trailblazer, a visionary, a true leader and a great daughter of our motherland, Indira Gandhi was much more than a Prime Minister to our citizens; she was the revitalising strength in their quest for greatness and prosperity. Today, we pay a proud tribute to India’s Indira,” the party tweeted.
A trailblazer, a visionary, a true leader & a great daughter of our motherland, Smt. Indira Gandhi was much more than a Prime Minister to our citizens; she was the revitalising strength in their quest for greatness & prosperity. Today, we pay a proud tribute to #IndiasIndira. pic.twitter.com/roaBfzvjHV
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 19, 2020
Indira Gandhi was born on November 19, 1917 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. She served as the first and only women Prime Minister of India from 1966 to 1977.
She was the third Prime Minister and the second longest-serving after her father Jawaharlal Nehru and then again from 1980 until her assassination in 1984.