Tributes paid to Nehru on 51st death anniversary

Wednesday, May 27, 2015,18:16 IST By metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | Country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was today remembered on his 51st death anniversary with leaders paying homage at his memorial Shanti Van here.
President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi , former Prime Minister  Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi were among the leaders who paid floral tributes to Pt Nehru.
However, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was not present in the programme organised by All  India Congress Committee as he is on a visit to Kerala to meet fishermen.
Mr Modi also paid homage to  Pt Nehru on the micro-blogging site twitter.
Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal  Nehru on his Punya Tithi. We remember his contribution as a freedom fighter and  as our 1st PM, Mr Modi tweeted.
An inter-faith prayer meeting was held  at Shanti Van where scriptures from different religions were recited. Devotional  songs were also rendered during the programme.
Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi  Azad, Sheila Dikshit, Ahmed Patel, Sriprakash Jaiswal and Ajay Maken were among  others, who paid homage.
An excerpt of Pt Nehru’s  address to the people of India calling upon them to work for strengthening unity  and integrity of the country and respecting other religions, was also played  during the programme.