Congress leaders, led by Mallikarjun Kharge and Sonia Gandhi, gathered to pay tribute to India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on the occasion of his 134th birth anniversary. The ceremony took place at Shanti Van, where floral tributes were offered to commemorate Nehru’s significant contributions to the nation.
Rahul Gandhi, in a poignant expression, conveyed that ‘Mother India today needs the values of her ‘Jawahar of Hind’. This sentiment reflects the enduring relevance of Nehru’s principles in shaping a progressive and just India. Alongside Kharge and Sonia Gandhi, leaders such as Venugopal, Ajay Maken, and Manickam Tagore participated in the solemn event, emphasizing the continued resonance of Nehru’s legacy within the Congress party.
Kharge, in a post on social media, encapsulated Nehru’s pivotal role in nation-building, stating, “‘Citizenship is in the service of the country’: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Tribute on the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ji, who took India from zero to the pinnacle, the creator of modern India, the fearless guardian of democracy, and our source of inspiration.” This acknowledgement underscores Nehru’s transformative leadership, guiding India through challenges to emerge as a modern, democratic nation.
Rahul Gandhi echoed the sentiment, describing Nehru as a symbol of freedom, progress, and justice. He emphasized that the values embodied by Nehru are essential for India today, framing them as an ideology that should resonate in every heart.
Celebrated as Children’s Day or ‘Bal Diwas,’ Nehru’s birthday holds special significance, recognizing his affection and commitment to the welfare of children. Born on November 14, 1889, in Prayagraj, Nehru’s enduring influence remains integral to India’s socio-political landscape, inspiring generations with his vision for a united and progressive nation.