Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit Nehru

Published: Nov 14, 2016, 18:25 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid floral tributes to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 127th anniversary

Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit NehruRahul Gandhi. Pic/INC Twitter account

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday paid floral tributes to India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 127th anniversary.

Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit NehruPranab Mukherjee

They arrived at Shanti Vana - Nehru's memorial on the banks of the river Yamuna, to pay homage.

Besides Singh and Gandhi, President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari led the nation in paying tributes to first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit NehruHamid Ansari

Delhi's former chief minister Sheila Dikshit also paid floral tributes at Shantivan.

The leaders also released tricolour balloons amid playing of bands and singing of patriotic songs by school children.

Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit NehruRahul Gandhi, Hamid Ansari, Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee with kids

In Parliament's Central Hall, Mahajan and Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, M Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi paid floral tributes to Nehru.

Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit NehruWith the kids

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien, Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad and former deputy prime minister and Chairperson, Ethics Committee, L K Advani, several MPs, former parliamentarians, Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Anoop Mishra and Shumsher K Sheriff respectively were also present.

A booklet containing the profile of Nehru, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries.

Rahul Gandhi, Pranab Mukherjee, others pay tribute to Pandit NehruRahul Gandhi and Pranab Mukherjee with kids

The portrait of Nehru was unveiled by the then President S Radhakrishnan, in Central Hall on May 5, 1966.

Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad. His birthday is celebrated as Children's Day across the country. Nehru, who became Prime Minister on August 15, 1947 when the country gained independnece, remained in office until his death on May 27, 1964.

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