NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, as the nation celebrated 132nd birth anniversary of the country's first Prime Minister.
“Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his birth anniversary,” Modi tweeted, reports Hindustan Times. The Congress party also paid tribute to Pandit Nehru, who served multiple terms as its national president.
An author of several books, including The Discovery of India, he also gave several memorable speeches, one of which was A Tryst with Destiny, which he delivered on August 15, 1947, moments after India became a sovereign nation.
Nehru was very popular among children, and thus received the sobriquet of ‘Chacha (uncle) Nehru.’ His birth anniversary, is, therefore, celebrated as Children's Day across the country.