New Delhi, 19th November, 2012:- A national seminar was held in New Delhi, the capital of India by the National Panthers Party on the occasion of 95th Birth Anniversary of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, the tallest leader in post independence era.
The Panthers Party in a resolution recorded glorious tributes for Mrs. Indira Gandhi who not only introduced revolutionary economic policies but rewrote the geography of South-East Asia particularly in 1972 by supporting the urges and the aspirations of Bengali nationality of the people of East Pakistan.
Prof. Bhim Singh, the Chief Patron of NPP & a Member of NIC in his memorial lecture on Mrs. Gandhi’s birthday described Indira Gandhi as the a strongest leader in Asian continent who had demonstrated courage combined with wisdom in her victory as well as in her defeat. Prof. Bhim Singh recollected his meetings, interactions, confrontations and political participation with Mrs. Indira Gandhi before emergency, during emergency and after her defeat in 1977. He said that his first meeting with Mrs. Gandhi took place in 1963 at Talkotra Garden, New Delhi during the Xth Youth Festival of India when Nehru ji introduced Bhim Singh to Indira ji. Prof. Bhim Singh said that it was Mrs. Indira Gandhi in 1966 who protected him and his colleagues/student leaders when they reached Delhi to seek her intervention in connection with killing of four student leaders in Jammu by the Congress government. Prof. Bhim Singh said that it was Mrs. Indira Gandhi who got him appointed as Youth Congress President for J&K State in 1973 with clear instructions that he should mobilize youth against corruption. He reminded that it was Mrs. Indira Gandhi who got him work in Indian Youth Congress when expelled by Pradesh Congress. He said it was she who got him work as a Secretary of National Legal Aid Committee when he resigned from the Youth Congress following a direct confrontation with Mr. Sanjay Gandhi and company in 1975. He said it was she who stood by his 20-point programme for the youth of the country. The programme has been adopted by several political organizations since then.
It was Mrs. Indira Gandhi who assured him Congress mandate from Chenani Assembly Constituency in J&K in spite of the total opposition by State Congress leaders. He said that Mrs. Indira Gandhi in spite of my political confrontation with Congress offered him number two position in the government in 1984 with G.M. Shah which he refused. Bhim Singh was the only non-Congress (Panthers Party) MLA from Jammu Pradesh.
The Panthers Party Chief said that had Mrs. Indira Gandhi survived. The J&K so-called problems would have been settled long time back. He said that she braved CIA attacks against her and did not budge an inch even when Foreign Minister of USA, Mr. Henry Kissinger abused her in person. He expressed a greatest tragedy in the history of India that a person like Mrs. Indira Gandhi was martyred in her own house and the successive governments have not been able to hold adequate inquiry to identify the murderers. He said that Mr. Rajiv Gandhi was also assassinated by the same conspirators.
Prof. Bhim Singh called on the youth and students of the country to take inspiration from Mrs. Gandhi’s life and join Ultimate Revolution to save this country from a disaster.