New Delhi, Nov 14: Former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday paid floral tributes to country's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on his birth anniversary at Shanti Van here.
Dr Mukherjee, Dr Singh, Ms Gandhi and Former Vice President Hamid Ansari attended a commemorative programme to mark Pandit Nehru's birth anniversary at Shanti Van. A statesman and a visionary Pandit Nehru was very fond of children and his birthday is also observed as children's day in the country as he was also popular amongst children as 'chacha' Nehru.
"We honour a man who fought ardently for India's Independence and envisioned a modern country with strong institutions & a concrete democracy. Pt Nehru showed India a new path which brought us where we are today. Let's pledge to uphold his legacy," Congress party said in a message on twitter remembering their great leader who was an institution builder. (UNI)