New Delhi, Nov 14: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan and others paid homage to the nation’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary at Shanti Van.
Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with Gandhi and senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ashok Gehlot, P.C. Chacko among others paid floral tributes to Nehru at the Shanti Vana here.
— Congress (@INCIndia) November 14, 2018
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also remembered Nehru.
‘Remembering Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister, on his birth anniversary’, President Kovind tweeted.
“We recall his contribution to our freedom struggle and during his tenure as Prime Minister”, Modi said in a tweet.
Born on November 14, 1889, Nehru took oath as the first Prime Minister on August 15, 1947, after the country attained independence from the British rule.
Chacha Nehru served the country till May 27, 1964. He still remains as the country’s longest-serving Prime Minister.