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SMT.  INDIRA GANDHI

SMT.  INDIRA GANDHI

On entering Parliament House from Gate No. 5, in the lawns of courtyard No. 5, is installed a 16-feet high bronze statue of Smt.  Indira Gandhi, an illustrious daughter of India, a true patriot, a renowned statesman, a champion of the rights of the Third World and a lady of letters.  She was the President of the Indian National Congress for several years.  She represented the spirit of moderation, tolerance and understanding, so vital for human development.  Her life, her actions and her feelings were all committed to humanity.  As Prime Minister from 1966 to 1977 and again from 1980 to 1984, Smt.  Indira Gandhi contributed invaluably to political stability, planned progress, eradication of poverty and strengthening national unity and integrity in which cause she made the supreme sacrifice.

The statue, sculpted by Ram Sutar, was unveiled by the then President of India, Dr. Shanker Dayal Sharma on 27 January 1996.

The statue was donated by the Steel Authority of India Ltd.