Bengaluru, Nov 14: Even though there maybe a war of words between the BJP and the Congress over Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy, on his birth anniversary many politicians and celebrities paid their tributes.
While children across the country celebrated this day as 'Children's Day', many celebrities and politicians took to Twitter to pay tributes to Nehru. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently in Australia to attend the G20 Summit, met school students and said: "I am fortunate to be among children on Chacha Nehru's birthday."
The PM and his friends at QUT. pic.twitter.com/aa1LgP2zlO— PMO India (@PMOIndia) November 14, 2014
I wrote on the selfie with my young friends at QUT...Today is 14th November, Pandit Nehru's birthday. My good wishes to children.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2014
Here is a look at a few celebs and politicians who tweeted:
Today we mark the 125th birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. My tributes to him.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2014
We remember Pandit Nehru's efforts during the freedom struggle and his role as the first Prime Minister of India.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2014
We pay homage to Pt Jawahar Lal Nehru the Builder of modern India who laid the Foundation which has made India Proud Globally.— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) November 14, 2014
I'm not a Nehruvian but I recall Nehru when our:Rulers ban books & films.Institutional autonomy is eroded.Govts act timid on world stage.— Yogendra Yadav (@AapYogendra) November 14, 2014
Tributes to India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) November 14, 2014
HM will attend the inaugural ceremony of the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Nehru Memorial,Teen Murti House today.— HMO India (@HMOIndia) November 14, 2014
Meanwhile, Congress leaders including Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh were seen at Shanti Van on Friday morning paying their tributes to Nehru.
On the other hand there were some, who conveyed their greetings on Children's Day:
This Children’s Day let us initiate Swachh Bharat Abhiyan for Children and take another step in creating clean India for future generations.— Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) November 14, 2014