Congress Planning To Digitalise Indira Gandhi’s Photographs And Speeches For Her 100th Birthday

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3:33 pm 24 May, 2016

To revitalise the party after a series of depressing lows, the Congress is planning to fall back on its national icon Indira Gandhi (yet again) and digitalise her photographs and speeches.

A majority of Indira’s interviews, including the ones she gave in September 1984, a month before she was assassinated, will be digitalised.


Indian Express

Indira Gandhi during an interview Indian Express

According to reports, it was during the book launch of “The Unseen Indira Gandhi” written by physician KP Mathur that journalists got hints of the party’s plan.

The book was released in New Delhi in presence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The foreword of the book has been written by Priyanka Gandhi.


Dr. Mathur was a doctor at Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi and had served as Indira’s physician for nearly 20 years.


India Times

File Photo of Indira Gandhi hugging Priyanka Gandhi India Times

The reports state that the party is planning to preserve Indira’s audio and videos, many of which are not in good condition.

Indira Gandhi’s 100th birth anniversary will fall next year and the party plans to digitalise her speeches before that.


The list of speeches that would be digitalised also includes the interview she gave to historian Bipan Chandra in which she talked about the Emergency days.

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