New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tributes to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birthday.

He shared his wishes on Twitter and said, “On his birthday, a tribute to our former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji. We also remember his contribution to our nation.”

Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 every year as a tribute to the first Prime Minister of independent India.

Born in 1889, Nehru was a leading Congress leader and served as the country’s Prime Minister until 1964.

Newly elected Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, former party chief Sonia Gandhi and AICC general secretary KC Venugopal, among others, offered floral tributes at the Nehru memorial at Shanti Van in New Delhi.

On Twitter, Kharge said, “Pandit Nehru – Maker of modern India. 21st India cannot be imagined without his immense contribution.”

“A champion of democracy, his progressive ideas advanced India’s social, political and economic development despite challenges. My humble respect to a true patriot,” he added.

Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor said he “played the pushparchana before Jawaharlal Nehru Ji’s portrait in the central hall of Parliament this morning”. Speaker Om Birla, Kharge and other Congress leaders were present, he said, “No central minister or other BJP dignitaries were present. Bipartisanship extinct!?”

“We pay our heartfelt respects to India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his birthday. He was a humanist and secularist who pursued national development on all fronts including science and agriculture. His ideals and values ​​remain a source of inspiration,” the Indian Youth Congress tweeted.

“Homage to independent India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his Jayanti,” Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy also offered their thanks.


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