Jawaharlal Nehru 56th death anniversary: Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Arvind Kejriwal pay tributes to first PM and 'architect of modern India'
Several leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, took to social media to pay tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary
India is observing the 56th death anniversary of its first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Wednesday. He was the longest-serving prime minister and assumed office in 1947, the year when India got its independence from British rule. Nehru held office until his death on 27 May, 1964.
According to a report by The Indian Express, Pandit Nehru’s political awakening happened when he learnt about the arrest of Annie Besant in 1917. He then had joined the All India Home Rule League.
Nehru was born on 14 November, 1889 into a Kashmiri family in Allahabad. As a part of the freedom struggle, he was imprisoned a number of times. He had joined the Indian National Congress in 1919 and became the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in September 1923.
Several leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, took to social media to pay tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 56th death anniversary.
Tributes to our first PM, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his death anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 27, 2020
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji was a brave freedom fighter, the architect of modern India & our first PM. A visionary, he is immortalised in the world class institutions he inspired, that have stood the test of time.
On his death anniversary, my tribute to this great son of India. pic.twitter.com/ZNUF4ksiDF
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) May 27, 2020
Through a series of posts applauding Nehru's vision for India, the Congress dedicated the hashtag 'India Thanks Nehruji' on Twitter. "Your vision gave us a thriving democracy, your rationality helped us strive towards development and your empathetic nature taught us tolerance & brotherhood," a tweet read.
Your vision gave us a thriving democracy, your rationality helped us strive towards development and your empathetic nature taught us tolerance & brotherhood. And for all this and more #IndiaThanksNehruji, for laying a solid foundation of a truly modern India. pic.twitter.com/A1DxYd4LJO
— Congress (@INCIndia) May 27, 2020
While Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal thanked him for laying the "foundation of modern, progressive democracy, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh recalled a statement made by Mahatma Gandhi about the Nehru. Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav praised the statesman, freedom fighter and architect of modern India.
Tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji on his death anniversary. India will forever be indebted to Pandit Nehru for laying the foundation of our modern, progressive democracy.
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 27, 2020
Mahatma Gandhi Ji said "Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is an Indian to the core but, he being also an internationalist, has made us used to looking at everything in the international light, instead of the parochial..& he is a humanitarian." Tributes to Nehru Ji on his death anniversary. pic.twitter.com/74OSJfoPWq
— Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) May 27, 2020
On his death anniversary, humble tributes to India's First Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Pandit Nehru was a great statesman, freedom fighter and maker of modern India, who laid the foundation for building a progressive democratic country. pic.twitter.com/YMDTsWOF82
— DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) May 27, 2020
Humble tributes to Pt #JawaharLalNehru Ji, the first prime minister, visionary statesman, thinker, writer, architect of modern India on his death anniversary.
— Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) May 27, 2020
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