Indira Gandhi : Crusader for World Peace
A postage stamp on Indira Gandhi Commemoration (2nd Issue) : 3rd Prime Minister of India (1966-77, 1980-84), Chairperson of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 31, 1985
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Printed at : India Security Press
Name : Indira Priyadarshini Nehru
Born on Nov 19, 1917 at Allahabad, United Provinces, British India
Died on Oct 31, 1984 at New Delhi, India
- Smt. Indira Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru‘s illustrious daughter and the charismatic leader of the people of India, was a dedicated crusader for international Peace and Brotherhood. The concept of one world and one people was the abiding principle in all her foreign policy pronouncements. India’s policy under her stewardship was to consolidate friendship where it existed and to build bridges of understanding and interest where there was indifference or even hostility. The endeavour was to enlarge areas of cooperation with other nations through collaboration and friendship rather than by competition and rivalry. Solutions to bilateral problems were sought through discussions, avoiding recourse to armaments. The Simla Pact and other bilateral agreements with our neighbours for regional cooperation and harmony remain shining examples of the urge for peace and understanding that has marked Smt. Gandhi‘s policies. Smt. Gandhi believed that the achievements of Peace were more glorious than the laurels of war.
- Under her inspiring leadership, India‘s voice for sanity and peace in the troubled areas of Asia, Africa and Latin America was heard with respect and India‘s advice was sought by anxious nations for lessening international tensions.
- Smt. Indira Gandhi spoke for the developing countries and as Chairperson of the Non-Aligned Movement, she tried to ease world conflict and bring warring nations to a common platform for discussion and settlement of mutual problems. Under her leadership, India’s voice for Peace was a voice for survival. She believed that India‘s peace was not due to any superior virtue but because peace is indispensable for progress. Either, the world progresses towards non-violence or rushes to its doom.