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Udupi, Mar 12: "The country  gained a lot during the tenure of great leader, late Indira Gandhi. She was gifted with firm determination and an iron will. She was the champion of the poor and downtrodden. People of the nation should think about the former leaders of the congress who succeeded to eradicate the poor and downtrodden people," said Pramod Madhwaraj, Mini...

Udupi, Mar 12: "The country  gained a lot during the tenure of great leader, late Indira Gandhi. She was gifted with firm determination and an iron will. She was the champion of the poor and downtrodden. People of the nation should think about the former leaders of the congress who succeeded to eradicate the poor and downtrodden people," said Pramod Madhwaraj, Minister for Fisheries, Sports and Youth Empowerment.

He was speaking after inaugurating the year long programmes to mark the centenary celebrations of first women prime minister of India, Smt. Indira Gandhi and celebrations of International Women’s Day at the Town Hall on Saturday, which was organized by District Women Congress unit.

"Indira Gandhi initiated her 20 point programme to help millions of her countrymen. She introduced several schemes for the country especially poor and downtrodden. Indira Gandhi was a true patriot and will always be remembered as a bold Prime Minister of India. The congress women workers should create awareness among the young generation on Indira Gandhi’s welfare programmes," he added.

On the occasion, various women achievers including Sarla Kanchan, Appi Bai, Chandrika Shetty, Chandrika Kelkar, Dr Sunitha Shetty, Roshni Olivera, Shobha Kakkunje, Sundari Puttur and M.A. Gaffoor were felicitated.

Veronica Cornelio District Women Congress leader gave keynote address and welcomed the gathering. Dr. Sunitha Shetty and others compered the programme. M.A. Gaffoor, President of  Minority Development Commission, Jayashree Krishna Raj and Sarasu Bangera KPCC members, Amrith Shenoy Senet member of Mangalore University, Sathish Ameen Padukere Udupi Block President, Geetha Wagle, Meenakshi Madhav, Sandhya Tilakraj, Gopi Naik, Roshni Oliveira and other among were present.

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