Congress celebrates Nehru’s 125th birth anniversary

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The Congress party on Saturday celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of the country’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.

A series of events have been lined up by the party.

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On Saturday morning, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi paid floral tributes to Nehru at the Shanti Van memorial site, dedicated to him.

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A public meeting is being held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, while a musical programme is scheduled to be held in the evening at Nehru Park here.

Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad on November 14, 1889 and died on May 27, 1964.

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He became the first prime minister of India after the country’s independence in 1947 and served till his death.

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