"Pandit Nehru's democratic efforts paved way for freedom," Priyanka Gandhi pays tribute to former PM
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on Tuesday, saying that Pandit Nehru's democratic ideals, thoughts and efforts paved the way for freedom, equality, justice and progress.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi paid tribute to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on Tuesday, saying that Pandit Nehru's democratic ideals, thoughts and efforts paved the way for freedom, equality, justice and progress. "Tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary, who was a visionary and father of hundreds of educational, scientific, research, and industrial institutions and projects that could see far into the future," Priyanka Gandhi posted on X (formerly Twitter).
"He was the nation-builder who laid the strong foundation of modern India by overcoming hunger, unemployment and disease through advanced agriculture and big industry programmes," she added. Priyanka Gandhi further said that he was the universally loved leader of the newly independent nations who established India's foreign policy on the world map.
"Pandit Nehru's democratic ideals, thoughts and efforts paved the way for freedom, equality, justice and progress. India has become stronger by following the path shown by you," she said. Meanwhile, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress Parliamentary Party Chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid tribute to India's first Prime Minister on his birth anniversary, at Parliament.
Earlier today, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi paid tribute to former PM Nehru, saying that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is a thought of "freedom, progress, and justice." "Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is a thought--of freedom, progress, and justice. Mother India today needs these values of 'Jawahar of Hind', like an ideology, in every heart," Rahul Gandhi posted on X (formerly Twitter).
Congress President Kharge, Sonia Gandhi and other Congress leaders also paid floral tributes to former PM Nehru on his birth anniversary at Shantivan in the national capital. "Paying tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji on his birth anniversary, who took India from zero to the pinnacle, the creator of modern India, the fearless guardian of democracy and our source of inspiration," Congress President Kharge posted on X (formerly Twitter).
"His progressive ideas advanced India's social, political and economic development despite all the challenges and encouraged the people of the country to live together at every moment, without any discrimination and always keeping the country first," Congress President said in a post. Children's Day is celebrated on November 14 every year as a mark of respect to the first Prime Minister of independent India.
Nehru was fondly called 'Chacha Nehru' and was known for emphasising the importance of giving love and affection to children. After the death of Nehru, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as 'Bal Diwas' or Children's Day in India. Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj. He breathed his last on May 27, 1964.
He became the Prime Minister on August 15, 1947. Every year on November 14, a number of activities are organised for students in schools nationwide, such as games, competitions, and so on, while government bodies pay tribute to the late prime minister and organise commemorative events.
In 1954, the United Nations declared November 20 as Universal Children's Day, and India used to celebrate it but after the death of Prime Minister Nehru in 1964, a resolution was passed in the Parliament unanimously declaring the day of Pt. Nehru's birth anniversary as National Children's Day. (ANI)
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