Assam CM pays homage to Indira Gandhi

GUWAHATI, Nov 20 – Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today paid homage to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on the occasion of her 93rd birth anniversary. Addressing a gathering in the city, Gogoi recalled the contributions of Indira Gandhi to the nation and said that she, through her administrative and political acumen, tried to solve the problems plaguing the nation.

Gogoi said that inspired by the late leader's ideals the State Government had taken up a lot of welfare schemes for the poor and that about 90 lakh people were going to derive benefit out of the schemes.

The Assam Pradesh Congress Committee commemorated Indira Gandhi’s birthday at Rajiv Bhavan.

In his address, APCC chief Bhubaneswar Kalita recalled the contributions of Indira Gandhi in the country’s freedom struggle as well as her contributions made during her tenure as Prime Minister, especially her endeavours at removing poverty and promoting equality.

On the occasion of the 93rd birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, a meeting was held on Friday at the office of the Assam State Commission for Women.

Presiding over the meeting, president of the Commission Mridula Saharia stressed on improving the status of women and appealed to the mothers to take special steps in the character formation of their children. She said that mothers can play a great role in bringing a change in the society by inculcating moral values in the children.

The meeting was attended by Anjali Baruah, president, Assam Pradeshik Mahila Samiti and others.