‘Prime architect of modern India’, remembers Kharge as leaders pay tributes to Pandit Nehru

Nehru's birth anniversary is celebrated as 'Children's Day' in the country

Sonia Gandhi and Mallikarjun Kharge Senior Congress leader Sonia Gandhi along with Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge pays floral tribute to India's first PM Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary at Shanti Van in New Delhi | PTI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and other senior leaders paid tributes to former Prime Minister and freedom fighter Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.

The Congress president after paying floral tributes at Shanti Van tweeted, “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. 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.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his tributes. “Tributes to our first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Ji on his birth anniversary,” he tweeted. 

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, on the backdrop of the cricket World Cup, remembered Jawaharlal Nehru the cricketer. “On September 12th and 13th, 1953 the Prime Minister’s XI played a two-day match against the Vice President’s XI in New Delhi to raise funds for flood relief in different states. Nehru was on the field throughout. He bowled, fielded and batted,” Ramesh tweeted. 

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