Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi turned 66 today. She always has been reluctant to celebrate her birthday. At a time when political leaders spend hefty amounts for their birth day celebrations and other occasions, here comes a leader with difference who always considers it improper to engage in unnecessary extravaganza.
For Sonia Gandhi politics is not power but a way to serve the people. She was always concerned about the poor and underprivileged and the children. The Gandhi-Nehru family is known to the sacrifice for the nation. They always found it supreme to serve the people and the country. The present Congress President Sonia Gandhi proved that she also finds it important to serve the Nation than anything else. “Sacrifice for the nation is not the tradition of politics but it is the culture of our nation, the culture to serve the human kind” said Sonia Gandhi once. “31 years back I came to India as a bride of Rajiv Gandhi. And now I will spend my life till my last in this country and nobody can take away this right from me”. This shows her real passion towards India.
As chairperson of the National Advisory Committee and the UPA chairperson, she played an important role in making the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and the Right to Information Act into law. She also actively involved in framing policies like Mid-day meal scheme for the school children, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan, Anti Communalism Bill and Food security Bill. Sonia Gandhi is also keen to get the Women Reservation Bill implemented.
Jawahar Lal Nehru visualized a developmed India, Indira Gandhi took his dream forward, Rajiv Gandhi put the country among the top nations in the world and at present Sonia Gandhi has also been contributing high to make a strong and self reliant India.