Modi pays tribute to Nehru on his birth anniversary
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to the country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.
Born on November 14, 1889, the Congress stalwart remains India’s longest serving prime minister.
“My humble tributes to the country’s first prime minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu also paid tributes to Nehru, saying he will always be remembered for his contribution to building a modern India.
Naidu also extended greetings on Children’s Day which is observed on Nehru’s birth anniversary as a tribute to his contribution towards the development of the nation and his love for children.
“My tributes to the former Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary today. He will be always remembered for his contribution to building a modern India,” the Vice President Secretariat tweeted quoting Naidu.
Naidu in another tweet said children are the future of the country and must be nurtured with love and care.
“The values of honesty, integrity, respecting elders along with the importance of Indian culture and harmonious co-existence with nature must be inculcated in the children from the very beginning,” he said.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said Nehru was a towering visionary who laid the foundation of the country with values of brotherhood, egalitarianism and modern outlook.
“Today, India celebrates the birth anniversary of its first PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji: a towering visionary who laid the foundation of our country with values of brotherhood, egalitarianism & modern outlook,” Rahul Gandhi tweeted, lauding the contribution of his great grandfather.
“Our endeavour must be to conserve these values,” he said.
Rahul Gandhi also offered floral tributes at Shanti Vana here on the 131st birth anniversary of Nehru.