Union Home Minister pays tribute to Pandit Nehru; Calls upon the people to work for nation’s development
The Union Home Minister has called upon the people to imbibe the scientific temperament and work for the nation’s development, which he said would be a real tribute to the first Prime Minister of the country, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Speaking at a function here today to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru, Shri Rajnath Singh said that Pandit Nehru continues to get love and respect of the people, even after so many years because of his contributions, personality, commitment to the nation, and connect with the people.
Describing Pandit Nehru as ‘Rashtra Purush’, the Home Minister said that Pandit Nehru steered the nation at the crucial juncture, and gave it a new direction. The Union Home Minister lauded Pandit Nehru for his inclusiveness and having an accommodating approach even towards his political opponents. He said that Pandit Nehru had faith in the maturity and capability of Indians, and that is why India has today become the largest democracy, and not confined to elites only.
Shri Rajnath Singh also mentioned about the contribution of Pandit Nehru in the domains of foreign policy, science and technology, planning, and industrial development. Shri Singh said that the first prime minister was a pragmatic person, as indicated by his adoption of Mixed economy.
The Union Home Minister expressed the need to stand together in the national interest. He said that we should not say something which could tarnish the nation’s image or instil sense of fear among the people. The Minister said that sense of confidence among the citizens should be inculcated. He also thanked the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in taking a lead in celebrating Pandit Nehru’s 125 birth anniversary in a befitting manner.
Earlier, the Union Home Minister released two commemorative coins in the memory of Pandit Nehru, brought out by the Finance Ministry. He also launched a portal on the first Prime Minister of India, which contains Pandit Nehru’s photos, audio-video recordings, selected works, and various aspects of his personality.
(Source : PIB )