Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, November 14, paid tribute to the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, on the occasion of his 130th birth anniversary. The Prime Minister took to his official Twitter handle and tweeted, "Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary." Pandit Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in Prayagraj. Nehru breathed his last on May 27, 1964. Following an active role in the freedom struggle of the country, Nehru became the Prime Minister on August 15, 1947. Nehru was also famous amongst children who used to call him ‘Chacha Nehru’ and to commemorate his birth anniversary, Children’s Day is celebrated.
Remembering India’s first Prime Minister, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 130th birth anniversary. Look forward to meeting children and young innovators at Rashtrapati Bhavan today #PresidentKovind— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 14, 2019
My tributes to Pt #JawaharlalNehru, our first Prime Minister and visionary leader who laid the foundation of modern India, on his birth anniversary— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) November 14, 2019
He steered the country firmly towards the path of development against all odds. India continues to reap the benefits of his legacy.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian independence activist and the first Prime Minister of India. He was a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as a Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. He has been described by the Amar Chitra Katha as the architect of India. Indian children knew him as Chacha Nehru. Pandit Nehru’s deepest desire was to work for the welfare of children and the youth.
Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader with a vision and he has achieved great things in life because he was driven by his passion for doing incredible things for young people. His enthusiasm to work on the Indian Education system and development of children in India speaks volumes. As an individual, Jawaharlal Nehru’s love for red roses is a well-known fact. He often compared children and flowers, saying that, “Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.” He always felt that children are the real pillar of the country.