New Delhi, Nov 19: The unseen moments and events of first and only female prime minister of India, Indira Gandhi’s life will be displayed in an exhibition in Delhi.
The Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust is launching a year-long campaign titled as “I Am Courage” to mark Gandhi’s 100th birth anniversary.
Besides exhibition, of photographs, several cultural programmes are also scheduled to grace the event, including performances by folk dancers, stalls by regional craftsmen from across the country, and the launch of a website chronicling the highlights of Gandhi’s life before and during her time in office.
Among 30,000 photographs archived by the trust, 240 pictures will be displayed at the exhibition, titled Indira: A Life Of Courage. A year-long campaign will be open for public on November 22 at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum in Delhi.
Indira Gandhi Museum
Spectators will get the opportunity to see unpublished pictures of Gandhi’s life for the first time.
Meanwhile, Narendra Modi on Saturday also paid tribute to the former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi also paid their tributes in Delhi on Saturday.
Indira Gandhi was the only child of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru and was born on November 19, 1917 in Allahabad.
Indira Gandhi decided to enter in politics with the Congress Party and sworn in as the first woman Prime Minister of the country in 1966. Gandhi served as Prime Minister of India for three consecutive terms until she was assassinated on October 31, 1984. Her reputation of being authoritarian worsened over the years, as she suspended the Constitution and imposed a state of Emergency.