Interesting Facts and Inspirational Quotes by Indira Gandhi on Quami Ekta Divas

Every year on November 19, National Integration Day is celebrated. The day commemorates the birthdays of Iron Lady and former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The main purpose of observing the day is to achieve harmony, peace, love and brotherhood among people.

Indira Gandhi, the daughter of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, was born on November 19, 1917. She was the country’s first and only female Prime Minister, taking over after the passing of then Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri. During his tenure as Prime Minister, India reached new heights internationally and strengthened the country’s democratic structure.

National Integration Day is also known as “Quami Ekta Divas” in our country. To develop a better understanding and strengthen the unity of people in society, the National Integration Day is celebrated every year.

To remember Indira Gandhi on her birthday, here are some of her inspirational and powerful quotes:

1. The strength of a nation ultimately lies in what it can do for itself, not in what it can borrow from others.

2. Even if I died serving the nation, I would be proud of it. Every drop of my blood…will help this nation grow and make it strong and vibrant.

3. Winning or losing elections is less important than strengthening the country.

4. The lives of martyrs cannot be valued in terms of money. Their sacrifice is without reward. But a grateful nation remembers its debt and obligation to them to alleviate the suffering of their wives and children.

5. Education is a liberating force, and in our time it is also a force for democratization, overcoming caste and class barriers, leveling inequalities imposed by birth and other circumstances.

6. Happiness is a state of mind, you know. I don’t think you’re always happy. We are happy with some things and less happy with others.

7. Have a penchant for action – let’s see something happen now. You can break this big plan down into small steps and take the first step right away.

8. Opportunities are not offered. They must be pulled out and worked. And that takes perseverance… and courage.

The former prime minister, hailed as one of the world’s most powerful leaders, was assassinated by her own bodyguards at her Akbar Road residence on October 31, 1984.

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