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LS Speaker Om Birla pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru at Parliament

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 November 2020, 14:01 IST

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid floral tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, at Parliament on his 131st birth anniversary.

Taking to Twitter, Om Birla wrote, "Paid an emotional wreath to the first Prime Minister of India, in the Central Hall of Parliament today.


Meanwhile, Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Shashi Tharoor and Jairam Ramesh have also paid tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru.

Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj. He breathed his last on May 27, 1964.

He became the prime minister on August 15, 1947, following an active role in the freedom struggle of the country. In India, Children's Day is celebrated on November 14 every year as a mark of respect to Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India.

Nehru was fondly called 'Chacha Nehru' and was known for emphasising the importance of giving love and affection to children. After the death of Nehru, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as 'Bal Diwas' or Children's Day in India.

On this day, a number of activities are organised for students in schools nationwide such as games, competitions, and so on, while government bodies pay tributes to the late prime minister and organise commemorative events on this day.

(ANI)

First published: 14 November 2020, 14:01 IST
 
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