New Delhi, Nov 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to the nation’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary.
“Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” the Prime Minister said.
Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2017
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former president Pranab Mukherjee also paid homage to Pandit Nehru at his memorial Shantivan.
— ANI (@ANI) November 14, 2017
Pandit Nehru was sworn-in on August 15, 1947 as the first prime minister of India when the nation gained independence from the British. He was born on November 14, 1889 in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad and died on May 27, 1964.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today remembered country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary. “Wish the nation on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, today,” Naidu tweeted.
Modi, who is in Manila to attend the India-ASEAN summit, also paid tributes to Nehru. “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” he wrote on Twitter. Nehru was born on this day in 1889 in Allahabad.
Born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad (in what was then the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, now Uttar Pradesh), Nehru is fondly called “Chacha Nehru”. Children’s Day is celebrated across India on this day. \
Nehru was sworn-in as the Prime Minister on August 15, 1947 when India gained independence from Britain.