The other PM who who called himself first servant in I-Day speech

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Prime Sevak: Modi not 1st PM to say it
New Delhi, Aug 21: The nation was touched when Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his maiden Independence Day speech this year that he is ready to put in more hours of work than that of the common man for he is not the prime minister but the prime sevak (main servant) of the country.

Many were moved by the fact, thinking it is the first time a prime minister has spoken in such manner from on the Independence Day but if we look back at the history of the I-Day speeches, the country's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, had also made a similar speech on August 15, 1947. [Read full speech here]

In his first broadcast to the nation on August 15, 1947, Nehru said: "Fellow Countrymen, it has been my privilege to serve India and the cause of India's freedom for many years. Today I address you for the first time officially as the First Servant of the Indian people, pledged to their service and their betterment. I am here because you willed it so and I remain here so long as you choose to honour me with your confidence."

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