Weather Icon
Breaking News
More Ministers For Lalu in Nitish Formula; Oath Likely On November 20 Chhattisgarh - 7 Maoists surrender in restive Sukma district, renounce ideology Bar bribery case - BJP demands K. M. Mani's resignation President Pranab Mukherjee condemns terror attacks in France Nitish Kumar Elected Head of JD(U) Legislature Party India remembers first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 126th birth anniversary 3 killed as truck hits motorcycle in UP बेंगलुरु में गैंगरेप पर मंत्री का विवादित बयान, कहा- रात में टेनिस क्यों खेल रही थी महिला Shocker - Two minors gangraped in Kanpur Swamy targets Rahul again, says will ask ED to register FIR 2002 hit-and-run case - Driver came up to save Salman Khan 13 yrs after mishap says prosecution Sanjay Leela Bhansali Wants To Remake 'Khalnayak', Yet To Buy Rights सेशन कोर्ट ने डेविड हेडली को बनाया 26/11 हमलों का आरोपी Jammu And Kashmir man gets Rs 39 crore power bill, officials blame software Helicopter ferrying pilgrims to Vaishno Devi crashes near Katra, 7 dead BJP even fooling 'Lord Ram' in the name of Ram Mandir, says Shukla एक साल तक आठ वर्षीय छात्रा से कथित तौर पर बलात्कार करते रहे तीन शिक्षक, गिरफ्तार Man Charged With Hate Crime in Connection With Coachella, California, Mosque Fire Jobless dad stabs wife, kids before attempting suicide. Dilip Kumar gets Padma Vibhushan award Priyanka Chopra promotes 'Bajirao Mastani' in New York in-between 'Quantico' shoots Anna University-Students protest leads to revised schedule India is not reluctant to engage with Pakistan, says Modi The Indo-US alliance

India remembers first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 126th birth anniversary

By kavi 14 November 2015 03:53 PM

New Delhi - India on Saturday fondly remembered the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 126th birth anniversary with President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari leading the country in paying homage to him.

Mukherjee, Ansari, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh along with top Congress leaders paid floral tributes to Nehru at his memorial ‘Shanti Van’ on the banks of Yamuna in New Delhi.

The NDA leaders, however, were conspicuous by their absence at the event.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, senior party leaders Sheila Dikshit, Ajay Maken, Anand Sharma and Bhupinder Singh Hooda were among those who paid homage at the memorial. At the end of the ceremony, the dignitaries released tricolour balloons in the air amid playing of bands and patriotic songs by school children.

Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh and his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day in India as he was fond of children. 

 

Comments