ADVANI & Lok Saba Speaker Om Birla Lead Parliamentarians In Paying Tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru On His Birth Anniversary

 PARLIAMENTARIANS led by Lal Krishna Advani and Lok Sabha Speaker OM Birla on Wednesday, November 14 paid floral tributes to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964). Former President Pranab Mukherjee, ex-Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh,INC President Sonia Gandhi  and other dignitaries visited Shantivan in New Delhi were  his  last rites  were performed  and placed wreaths. Among other distinguished persons besides former  Deputy Prime Minister  LK Advani and Lok Sabha Speaker  Om Birla   who  paid tributes to Nehru in the  Parliament House were  Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Prahlad Joshi;  Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism  Prahalad Singh Patel; Chairperson, Departmentally Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development (Rajya Sabha), Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya. Sonia Gandhi, former President Pranab Mukherjee, former Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after offering floral tribute to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru at Shantivan also participated   in the    birth day anniversary observed in the historic Central Hall.  The Secretaries-General of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, Smt. Snehlata Shrivastava and Shri Desh Deepak Verma, respectively also paid floral tributes. A booklet containing the profile of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, brought out in Hindi and English by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, was presented to the dignitaries. The portrait of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was unveiled by the then President of India, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, in the Central Hall of Parliament House on 5 May 1966.

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