Nation Pays Tribute to the First Prime Minister and Visionary Leader
New Delhi: On the occasion of Children’s Day, India comes together to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the nation’s first Prime Minister and a prominent figure in the Indian independence movement.
Pandit Nehru, born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad, India, is affectionately known as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by children across the nation. Recognised for his pivotal role in the fight for independence, he had a profound love for children and believed in their pivotal role as the future custodians of the nation.
Children’s Day serves as a poignant reminder of Nehru’s commitment to the welfare, education, and rights of children. In celebration of this day, numerous educational and motivational programs, games, competitions, and cultural events are organised throughout the country, fostering an atmosphere of joy and learning for the younger generation.
Beyond the festivities, Children’s Day is an opportunity to reflect on Pandit Nehru’s lasting contributions to India and the world. A visionary leader, he ardently championed principles of democracy, secularism, socialism, and non-alignment. Moreover, Nehru played a crucial role in establishing esteemed institutions of national significance, including the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge marked the 134th birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, with heartfelt tributes.
In a social media post on X, Prime Minister Modi expressed his respects, stating, “Tributes to our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his birth anniversary.”
Following suit, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge paid homage to Nehru at Shanti Vana, emphasising Nehru’s pivotal role in shaping modern India. Kharge asserted, “Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the prime architect of modern India. In his understanding, only a Democratic structure which gave space to various cultural, political, and socio-economic trends to express themselves could hold India together.”
Gathering at Shanti Van to honour Nehru’s memory, Kharge urged the preservation, protection, and defence of India’s Constitution and democratic institutions. He emphasised, “Today, as we gather in Shanti Van, to pay our revered tributes to him, we must preserve, protect and defend India’s Constitution and our long-cherished Democratic institutions and principles – his enduring legacy.”
It is noteworthy that Nehru’s birthday is also celebrated as Children’s Day or ‘Bal Diwas,’ signifying the profound impact he had on the nation’s youth and their future.
As the nation joins hands to celebrate Children’s Day, it also pays homage to the enduring legacy of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, whose ideals continue to shape the destiny of India.
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