A tribute was paid Monday to Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of his birth anniversary by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
In 1889, Nehru became the country’s first prime minister as a member of the Congress party and a freedom fighter. Having served as Indian prime minister for the longest period of time, he died in 1964.
In a tweet, Modi paid tribute to former prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on the occasion of his birth anniversary. His contributions to our nation are also remembered.”
On his birth anniversary, tributes to our former PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji. We also recall his contribution to our nation.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2022
Similarly, the Congress paid tribute to India’s first prime minister, saying that 21st century India would not be the same without his contributions.
Sonia Gandhi, Mallikarjun Kharge, and K C Venugopal, the AICC’s general secretary in charge of the organization, among others, paid floral tributes to Nehru at Shanti Van, Nehru’s memorial in New Delhi.
According to Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Nehru was the father of modern India. India can’t be thought of in the 21st century without his immense contributions.” His progressive thinking continued India’s social, political, and economic development despite all challenges.” A true patriot deserves my humble homage.”
Pandit Nehru — the maker of modern India.
21st India cannot be imagined without his tremendous contribution.
A champion of Democracy, his progressive thoughts furthered India’s social,political & economic development, despite the challenges.
My humble homage to a true patriot. pic.twitter.com/JTltZPrJWo
— Mallikarjun Kharge (@kharge) November 14, 2022
After 2014, Jairam Ramesh claimed Nehru’s relevance has only increased due to those who opposed his ideas.
On Twitter, Ramesh said, “(Mo)Distorians will continue to distort, defame, and denigrate Nehru, but his relevance has only grown since 2014.
The Discovery of India, Nehru’s iconic book, will be distributed to Yatris on Monday, he said.
आज #BharatJodoYatra का 68वां दिन है और नेहरू की 133वीं जयंती भी। हम अभी महाराष्ट्र के हिंगोली ज़िले में हैं। संयोग से अंग्रेज़ी और हिंदी के अलावा मराठी में भी उन पर एक अच्छी किताब आई है। (मो) डिस्टोरियनंस उन्हें बदनाम और कलंकित करना जारी रखेंगे… 1/2 pic.twitter.com/QXPBnygmKD
— Jairam Ramesh (@Jairam_Ramesh) November 14, 2022
From its official Twitter account, the Congress party stated, “First Prime Minister of India, Pt.Nehru was a social democrat who wanted a welfare state.” A humanist-secularist, he wished to see national development on all fronts, including agriculture and science. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, we are celebrating his endearing legacy,” said the party.
In a tweet, the Indian Youth Congress said: “We honour the first Prime Minister of India, Pt. On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru. In addition to seeking national development on science and agriculture, he was a humanist and a secularist. I will always be inspired by his ideals and values
We pay our heartfelt tributes to the first PM of India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary. He was a humanist, and secularist who sought national development on all fronts including science and agriculture. His ideals & values will remain an inspiration. pic.twitter.com/C2l0O90pS6
— Indian Youth Congress (@IYC) November 14, 2022
His broad vision of India has greatly inspired former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, who described Nehru as a true secular democrat.
The Janata Dal (Secular) supremo tweeted, “My humble tributes to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, a true secular democrat”. His broad vision of India greatly inspired me, he said.
(With inputs from agencies)