On the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru's 130th birth anniversary today, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi and India's former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh offered their tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in Delhi. India's former President Pranab Mukherjee and former Vice President Hamid Ansari also paid their tribute to Nehru at Shantivan in Delhi.
Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in the Prayagraj region of Uttar Pradesh. He passed away on May 27,1964. Jawaharlal Nehru served as the India's first Prime Minister from August 15,1947 to 27 May 1964. He also played a key role in India's freedom struggle from the British.
On the occasion of Nehru's birth anniversary, various Congress leaders took to their official Twitter handle and remembered India's first Prime Minister. The Official Twitter handle of the Indian National Congress described Nehru as a man who ardently fought for India's independence.
We honour a man who fought ardently for India's Independence and envisioned a modern country with strong institutions & a concrete democracy. Pt Nehru showed India a new path which brought us where we are today. Let's pledge to uphold his legacy. #RememberingNehruji pic.twitter.com/i9ZFJ1GgGQ— Congress (@INCIndia) November 14, 2019
Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi also described Nehru as one of the great architects of modern India
On his birth anniversary, we remember our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji, a statesman, visionary, scholar, institution builder & one of the great architects of modern India.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) November 14, 2019
India's former President Pranab Mukherjee remembered India's first Prime Minister as a man who laid down the foundation of modern India.
Remembering Pt #JawaharlalNehru on his birthanniversary.Laying down the foundations of a modern India & a vibrant democracy,he set out to achieve these by establishing strong pillars to support a young India.May his vision keep guiding us on the path of progress.#CitizenMukherjee pic.twitter.com/tDvjZBbToe— Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) November 14, 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary is also celebrated as Children's Day or Bal Diwas in India. On this day, schools across the nation organize different activities like games, competitions, elocution, etc. Political parties and government bodies across the nation mark the day by organising commemorative social events and activities.
(With inputs from ANI)