Prime Minister Narendra Modi today (Monday, May 27) paid tribute to first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru on his 55th death anniversary. PM Narendra Modi tweeted, “Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. We remember his contributions to our nation.”
A number of politicians and Congress party workers also paid their homage to Jawaharlal Nehru at Shantivan in New Delhi on his death anniversary.
Among those present at Shantivan in New Delhi included former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Hamid Ansari, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Among others who paid their obeisance to the late leader was former Uttar Pradesh Governor and veteran Congress leader Motilal Vora. An all-religion prayer meeting was organised at the memorial premises.
Many democratic nations as young as India, soon degenerated into dictatorships.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 27, 2019
On his death anniversary, let us remember Jawaharlal Nehru Ji’s contribution in building strong, independent, modern institutions, that have helped democracy survive in India for over 70 years 🇮🇳
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, UPA Chairperson Smt Sonia Gandhi and Congress President @RahulGandhi paid tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. pic.twitter.com/WRq60m0MhZ— Congress (@INCIndia) May 27, 2019
Former President Pranab Mukherjee and former Vice President Hamid Ansari paid their respects to former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary. pic.twitter.com/9TqMDlnHFQ— Congress (@INCIndia) May 27, 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. Jawaharlal Nehru emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi.
He held the post from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death on May 27, 1964. Jawaharlal Nehru is credited to have shaped the formative years of the country after years of colonial rule.