'Children's Day' celebrated at Nehru's ancestral home

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Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 14 (ANI): Children's Day was celebrated at Anand Bhawan, the ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi family on Saturday.

A cultural event was also organised during the two-hour-long programme.

Besides, a Bal Mela (children's fair) was also organised at many places across the city today.

The children participated with enthusiasm and fervor in this fair organised to celebrate the 120th birth anniversary of Nehru.

Fondly remembering Pandit Nehru, Jagdish Prasad, the caretaker of Anand Bhawan described Nehru as a very good man.

"He (Nehru) used to meet all kind of people be it poor, rich or political leaders. My grandfather always used to tell us that Panditji (as Nehru is fondly known as) was a good man. He was very kind towards poor people," said Prasad.

There were no restrictions on any of the mansion workers to meet him, he added.

"I feel sad when I think that if only Panditji would have been with us today, then he could have done something for us and our children. We could have celebrated 14th November with him. He was a great support to us and we used to see him like he is our God because he never made us feel like we are poor and there was no restrictions on any of the bungalow (mansion) worker to meet him," said Prasad.

Prasad further said that Nehru, who was especially fond of children used to look at everyone with same loving eyes.

India made significant technical, industrial and social advances when Nehru was the country's Prime Minister.

An ardent democrat and internationalist, Nehru, along with President Nasser of Egypt and President Tito of undivided Yugoslavia, founded the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Nehru was the Prime Minister from 1947 to 1964. (ANI)

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