NEW DELHI: The nation today memorized Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India on his 130th birth anniversary.
Top political leaders paid homage to the late PM through micro-blogging site ‘Twitter’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 130th birth anniversary.
“Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary”, PM Modi tweeted.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, called him "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 and one of the great architects of modern India. #RememberingNehruji," he tweeted.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh also paid tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at Shantivan in Delhi.
Along with Gandhi and Singh, former president Pranab Mukherjee, former vice president Hamid Ansari also paid homage to Nehru in the national capital.
Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. He breathed his last on May 27, 1964.
He was a freedom fighter and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence.
Jawaharlal Nehru emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964.
Nehru was known as Chacha Nehru among children and his birth anniversary is celebrated as Children's Day across India.
On this day, a number of activities are organised for students in schools nationwide such as games, competitions, and so on.
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