New Delhi, May 27: As the nation pays tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru on his 52nd death anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid his homage to the nation's first Prime Minister. He said in a Tweet, "Remembering our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary."
The INC also paid their tribute on Twitter, saying, "We pay tribute to India's first & longest serving Prime Minister, Pt Nehru on his Death Anniversary."
It further added, "Pt Nehru, was a man of vision, who taught a young & independent India to be self confident & self-reliant."
Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad and joined the Indian National Congress in 1919 and joined Mahatma Gandhi in th efreedom movement.He was appointed the General Secretary of AICC in September 23.
On August 29, 1928, he attended the All-Party Congress and was a signitory to the Nehru Report on Indian Constitutional Reform (which was named after his father Motilal Nehru). IN the very same year, he founded the 'Independence for India League'. This allowed complete dissociation from the British government. He was appointed the General Secretary thereafter.
Remembering our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 27, 2016
In the year 1929, he was elected the President of the Lahore Session of the INC. Here the independece of India was conceptualised. He was imprisoned several times betqeen 1930 and 35 for participating in the salt satyagraha and other movements. He was sworn-in as the first Prime MInister of India. He dedicated his life to the development of India. He served till May 27, 1964.