Today on the 129th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and others paid tribute to India’s first Prime Minister.
Mr. Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, to Motilal Nehru (father) and Swaruprani Thussu (mother) in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad. Every year his birthday is celebrated by Indian as Children’s Day. Jawaharlal Nehru remained in the office as Prime Minister of the country until 1964 (his death).
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, and Sonia Gandhi paid their respect at Shantivan to Mr. Nehru on his birthday.
President Kovind tweets, “Remembering Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister, on his birth anniversary.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalls Nehru’s contribution in the freedom struggle of India and during his regime as PM of the country. He tweets, “Remembering our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary. We recall his contribution to our freedom struggle and during his tenure as Prime Minister.”
Tricolor balloons were released amid plating of bands and patriotic songs by children in school at Nehru’s Memorial Shantivan.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan led the parliamentarians paying tribute to the country’s first Prime Minister at the Central Hall of Parliament.
Besides Ms. Mahajan, senior leaders Gulam Nabi Azad, LK Advani, opposition leader Mallikarjun Kharge, former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda and Union Minister Vijay Goel among other paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 129th birthday.