Visakhapatnam

‘Indira strove tirelessly for the welfare of the poor'

Congress activisits watching a short-file on Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her death anniversary, in Indira Vignan Bhavan on Monday. Photo: Basheer.

Congress activisits watching a short-file on Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her death anniversary, in Indira Vignan Bhavan on Monday. Photo: Basheer.   | Photo Credit: basheer

more-in

Former Municipal Chairperson of Srikakulam M.V. Padmavati on Monday said elimination of poverty in the country was possible only with the Congress governments as the party was always committed to the uplift of the downtrodden sections. She said several schemes, including the 20-point programme, launched during the Indira Gandhi regime, reduced the poverty and provided economic stability to crores of families in the country.

Short film

Several Congress leaders paid rich tributes to Indira Gandhi on her 27th death anniversary. A short film was played depicting the contribution of Indira Gandhi to the nation. Indira Gandhi's childhood, her role in Independence movement, attachment with Mahatma Gandhiji and the bold steps taken as a Prime Minister of the country were explained in the film to the Congress activists.

Ms. Padmavati, chief guest of the function said, “Nationalisation of banks and enactment of various laws to benefit the downtrodden sections changed the country's scenario,” she said.

Why you should pay for quality journalism - Click to know more

Recommended for you
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

Printable version | Dec 10, 2019 7:25:00 AM | https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/indira-strove-tirelessly-for-the-welfare-of-the-poor/article2588099.ece

Next Story