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Indira Gandhi Jayanti: 19 November’

‘Indira Gandhi Jayanti’ is celebrated on 19th November every year. It is the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi. Indira Gandhi was born on 19th November 1917 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. Her full name was ‘Indira Priyadarshini Gandhi’. She was the only child of Jawaharlal Nehru and Kamla Nehru. Her father, Jawaharlal Nehru led India’s political struggle for independence from British rule and became the first Prime Minister of India.

Indira Gandhi took an active part in the freedom struggle of India. She became the President of the Congress party. In May 1964, Indira Gandhi became minister of information and broadcasting in Lal Bahadur Shastri’s government. She became the third Prime Minister of India. She became Prime Minister after the death of Lai Bahadur Shastri. She served from 1966 to 1977. She was married to Feroz Gandhi and had two sons- Rajiv and Sanjay. She was assassinated on 31st October 1984.

Indira Gandhi was the first lady Prime Minister of India. During her Prime Ministership, India won the war against Pakistan in 1971. In 1962, during the Chinese-Indian border war, she coordinated civil defense activities. She was a great social worker and introduced several schemes for the country. Indira Gandhi was a true patriot and will always be remembered as a bold Prime Minister of India.

Indira Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated grandly in the whole nation. Lots of work are carried out to celebrate this day. On this day conferences, seminars and speeches are held at various places. The struggles and contributions of Indira Gandhi are highlighted. Cultural programs are also held at many educational institutions.