Nation pays homage to Indira Gandhi on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 19 ( India Thursday paid homage to the late Indira Gandhi, the country’s first and only woman prime minister, on her 92nd birth anniversary with floral tributes and other ceremonies.

At her memorial Shakti Sthal on the banks of the Yamuna river here, a remembrance ceremony was organised early in the day.

Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said while paying tribute to the ‘Iron Lady’: “On the occasion of the birth anniversary of India’s first and only lady prime minister, we must all pledge to empower every woman in the country.”

To mark the day, a number of cultural programmes were organised at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA).

Well known dance troupes like Madhavi Mudgal and her group, Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha dance company and the Kathak Kendra repertory company will perform Thursday evening.