PM, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru on his birth anniversary

Congress President Sonia Gandhi with former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after offering floral tribute to Pandit Jawarlal Nehru the first Prime of India on his birth anniversary at Shantivan, in New Delhi on Thursday. (UNI)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi with former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after offering floral tribute to Pandit Jawarlal Nehru the first Prime of India on his birth anniversary at Shantivan, in New Delhi on Thursday. (UNI)

NEW DELHI, Nov 14:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former President Pranab Mukherjee today paid homage to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 130th birth anniversary.
Former Vice President Hamid Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and a number of Congress MPs, senior leaders and party workers also paid homage and floral tributes at Nehru’s memorial at the Shanti Van, the final resting place.
“Tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted.
Party leader and Nehru’s great grandson Rahul Gandhi remembered Nehru as one of the great architects of India.
“On his birth anniversary, we remember our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji, a statesman, visionary, scholar, institution builder & one of the great architects of modern India,” Rahul tweeted. Nehru’s birthday is also celebrated as Children’s Day. Scores of children, clad in Nehru jacket and cap, were also present at the Shanti Van in the morning.
Nehru was born on this day in 1889 in Allahabad. (PTI)