The nation today remembered the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 122nd birth anniversary with President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paying floral tributes to the first Prime Minister of India at Shanti Van, his memorial on the banks of Yamuna.
Students sang patriotic songs and played the band as the dignitaries paid floral tributes at Nehru’s samadhi.
Jawarlal Nehru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was born to Motilal Nehru (1861–1931) and Swaroop Rani (1863–1954) in a Kashmiri Pandit family in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. He attended the independent boy’s school, Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. During his time in Britain,
Pundit Nehru, as the 1st PM of India contributed to the establishment of a secular Parliamentary democracy in India and was one of the founders of the international Non-Aligned Movement.
Throughout his life, Nehru advocated Democratic socialism an Indian version of Fabian Socialism and a strong Public sector as the means by which economic development could be pursued by poorer nations.
Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru is regarded as the architect of modern India.