PM, Sonia pay tributes to Nehru on 147th birth anniv

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New Delhi, May 6: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, led the nation in paying floral tributes to Pandit Motilal Nehru on his 147th birth anniversary in the Central Hall of Parliament House today.

Union Ministers Pranab Mukherjee, Vayalar Ravi, V Narayanasamy, Pawan Kumar Bansal, and Dr T Subbarami Reddy, Prof M Ramadass, Motilal Vora and Dr Chinta Mohan, Members of Parliament were also present on the occasion, along with former members of Parliament, Bhisma Narain Singh, Mitrasen Gupta, M L Fotedar, Dr Ulhas Patil.

A booklet containing the profile of Pandit Motilal Nehru, brought out by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, both in Hindi and English, was presented to the dignitaries on the occasion.

The portrait of Pandit Motilal Nehru was unveiled in the Central Hall of Parliament House by the then President of India, Dr Rajendra Prasad, on March 30, 1957, in recognition of his many-splendoured services to the nation.

Motilal Nehru, an early Independence movement activist, made a mark in the legal profession in Allahabad. He twice served as president of the Congress Party and was arrested during the non-cooperation movement. He is mostly remembered as the patriarch of India's most powerful political dynasty which has since produced three Prime Ministers.


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