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SMT. INDIRA GANDHI BIOGRAPHY,EDUCATION,HISTORY AND MORE


Smt. Indira Gandhi saw herself as a latter day Joan of Arc—such was her ardour and faith in herself as a patriot. Like the "The Maid of Orléans", she too died as a martyr for the unity of her country. She had said before her tragic death: “Every drop of my blood will contribute to the growth of this nation and make it strong and dynamic.”


She was a woman of courage and admired people with fighting spirit, people who triumphed over handicaps. For instance, Helen Keller and Douglas Bader. In her childhood, her father was a source of inspiration to her. The letters Pt Nehru wrote to Indira Priyadarshini became a part of “Glimpses of World History�.


Anand Bhawan, Allahabad, was next only to Gandhiji's Ashram as the headquarters of the freedom struggle. Here she came into contact with the great men and women of the time. When she was only 12, she mobilized the children to help liberate the country. Her army of child volunteers was called the ‘Vanar Sena’.


In Ramesh’s book, the real Indira Gandhi was the person who loved the mountains, cared deeply for wildlife, was passionate about birds, stones, trees and forests, and was worried deeply about the environmental consequences of urbanization and industrialization. At the first-ever United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm in June 1972, Indira Gandhi said “poverty is the worst form of pollution,” in a speech that has reverberated down the decades.


Her concern for environment was not mere nature worship. Ramesh writes that she was singularly responsible not just for India’s best-known wildlife conservation programme—namely, Project Tiger—but also for less high-profile initiatives for the protection of crocodiles, lions, hanguls, cranes, bustards, flamingos, deer and other endangered species. She almost single-handedly pushed through two laws—one for the protection of wildlife and another for the conservation of forests, and it continues to hold sway. FIND THE FULL INFORMATION ABOUT SMT.INDIRA GANDHI ON OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS

Indra Gandhi - Biography,History and Education  

The only daughter of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi was destined for politics. First appointed prime minister in 1966, she g...

Indra Gandhi - Biography,History and Education  

The only daughter of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi was destined for politics. First appointed prime minister in 1966, she g...

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