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Nation remembers Nehru on his123rd birth anniversary

Posted on Nov 14, 03:59PM | UNI

The nation remembered its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 123rd birth anniversary today.

President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh paid floral tributes to Nehru this morning at his memorial Shanti Van here .

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Union Ministers Salman Khurshid and Kamal Nath and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit were among the others who paid tributes to Nehru.

Nehru was born to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh.

His birthday is celebrated as Children's Day in memory of his affection for youngsters.