Suresh Prabhu lauds Indira Gandhi as ‘most powerful PM of the country’

He said there are lots of women in and around the world who have set high performance benchmark and efficiency parameters for men to follow.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: March 22, 2016 9:33 pm
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Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday praised former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as “most powerful PM of the country” on the occasion of International Women’s Day celebration in Delhi.

“US still does not have a woman President yet. But we have woman as President, Lok Sabha Speaker and Prime Minister. Indira Gandhi was the most powerful PM in the country,” Prabhu said.

He said there are lots of women in and around the world who have set high performance benchmark and efficiency parameters for men to follow and have set a new work culture in the country.

“There are so many women employees in railways who are doing well. Generally, women do it better wherever they are,” Prabhu said.

Railways have about one lakh women employees out of the more than 13 lakh strong workforce in the public transporter.

He asked women in railways to set new benchmarks so it becomes an example for men to follow.

Prabhu said Women’s Day is not only just a day to be celebrated but it is a day for every individual to pledge to move from talk to purposeful action.

He further said that achievements and efficiency of women need to be recognized at all levels.

Instead of sympathizing with the women, we need to empower women to give them equality in all respects like literacy, education, financial status etc, he added.

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  1. A
    Mar 22, 2016 at 6:57 pm
    It is shocking to see Modi Bhakts running down Sonia hi for being 'waitress' during her college days. However, the same guys take pride in the fact that Modi was, supposedly, selling Chai during his young days. What's the difference? Were both not doing same kind of work ? That is if both are true.
    1. M
      Mar 22, 2016 at 6:49 pm
      Given all the faults Indira hi did quite a lot. It is after her Congress started to be hijacked by mafia lock stock and barrel!
      1. T
        Mar 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm
        Yes it is fact howsoever hard Feku56 may try he cannot be achive greatness of Indirahi and Jawahar lal Nehru
        1. W
          Mar 22, 2016 at 5:29 pm
          What about the Italian BCH that was running the country penetrating inside Manmohan Singh?
          1. A
            Mar 22, 2016 at 4:37 pm
            Matriculate SMRITI IRANI must be upset.
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