Kharge, Sonia Gandhi pay tribute to Nehru on death anniversary

On the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death anniversary, Mallikarjun Kharge and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes to the former prime minister at his memorial site, ‘Shantivan.’ Mallikarjun Kharge, the chief, emphasized that the country’s history remains incomplete without acknowledging the unparalleled contribution of “the architect of modern India.”

| Updated: 27 May, 2024 5:11 pm IST

NEW DELHI: On the occasion of Jawaharlal Nehru’s death anniversary, Mallikarjun Kharge and former Congress president Sonia Gandhi paid floral tributes to the former prime minister at his memorial site, ‘Shantivan.’ Mallikarjun Kharge, the chief, emphasized that the country’s history remains incomplete without acknowledging the unparalleled contribution of “the architect of modern India.”

The death anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, is observed on May 27. His final rites were conducted according to Hindu rituals at Shantivan, situated on the banks of the Yamuna River in Delhi, on May 28, 1964. On August 15, 1947, Jawaharlal Nehru assumed the office of India’s first Prime Minister, a position he held until 1964. His iconic speech, ‘Tryst With Destiny,’ delivered on the eve of independence, remains a timeless masterpiece and is widely acclaimed as one of the most significant addresses of the 20th century.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge tweeted to commemorate Pt. Nehru, “Without the unparalleled contributions of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the modern India’s sculptor, its guide in science, economics, industry, and various fields, the dedicated guardian of democracy, and the first Prime Minister of independent India, our nation’s history would remain incomplete. On the solemn occasion of “Hind Ke Jawahar” (Jawaharlal of India), we pay our humble tribute to him. Even today, the Indian National Congress continues to tread the path of justice.”

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi took to X and said, “As a visionary, he dedicated his entire life to building India, championing the freedom movement, establishing democracy, promoting secularism, and laying the foundation of our Constitution. His values will forever guide us.” Rahul Gandhi was unable to attend the death anniversary ceremony of Pt. Nehru. On May 27th, he campaigned in Bihar for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections.

The General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is also busy campaigning for the last phase of the Lok Sabha election. She is in Himachal Pradesh for the rally, but she also paid tribute on the death anniversary of the former Prime Minister on social media platform X and said, “India is an incredibly diverse and vast country where the notion of ‘powerful individuals’ cannot suppress people and their ideas. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru believed that India’s diversity could only be united through a democratic framework, allowing various cultural, political, and socio-economic tendencies and aspirations to find expression. With the support of many great leaders, he laid the foundation for such a democracy, and today, we take pride in it.”

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