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Nation pays tributes to Indira on her 95th birth anniversary

Source : PTI
Last Updated: Mon, Nov 19, 2012 04:45 hrs
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New Delhi: The nation today remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 95th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari among prominent leaders who paid homage to the leader.

The leaders offered floral tributes at her memorial Shakti Sthal on the banks of Yamuna.

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Kamal Nath were among those who visited the memorial.

On the occasion, tricolour balloons were released by Mukherjee, Ansari and Sonia.

Patriotic music was also played along with a speech of Indira Gandhi.

Gandhi, who was born on November 19, 1917 in the politically influential Nehru family, was the first woman Prime Minister of India.




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