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Nehru remembered on 120th birth anniv in the city of his birth

Rich tributes were paid today to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru here, the city where he was born and brought up, on his 120th birth anniversary.

india Updated: Nov 14, 2010 16:45 IST

Rich tributes were paid on Sunday, to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru here, the city where he was born and brought up, on his 120th birth anniversary.

Congress leaders, including UPCC vice-president Shekhar Bahugna, party leader in state Assembly Pramod Tiwari, local MLA Anugrah Narain Singh and Mayor Chaudhary Jitendranath Singh gathered at the historic Anand Bhawan, the ancestral house of the Nehrus which has been converted into a memorial and museum.

The Congress leaders offered floral tributes to the portrait of the first Prime Minister and said that his dream to build a modern and prosperous India and promote communal harmony and a scientific temper would be fulfilled by Congress party.

A number of cultural programmes were organised at schools across the city as the day is also observed as Children's Day in keeping with Nehru's fondness for children, which earned him the epithet Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) during his lifetime.