Nehru is architect of Modern India: Congress


Jammu, Nov 14: Rich tributes were paid to first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru in a function held at PCC HQ. Shaheedi Chowk Jammu, to celebrate his 128th Birth Anniversary today. The function was organized by DCC Jammu which was attended by Senior functionaries of PCC, DCC Jammu urban, Ex-Corporators, Blocks and ward Presidents of Jammu City.
The function was presided over by Sham Lal Sharma Senior Vice President PCC while senior leaders who paid tributes included Former Ministers Raman Bhalla (Vice President); Mohd Sarief Niaz, Ravinder Sharma-Chief Spokes person; Rajnish Sharma (Co-treasurer) District president Jammu (Urban) Anil Chopra, Ex-MLAs Indu Pawar (President Mahila Congress), Th. Shiv Dev Singh and Ashok Dogra, Zahida Khan, Krishan Lal Gupta, PCC Secretaries Shashi Sharma, Pawan Raina, Manjeet Sigh Jatt, Thomas Khokhar and Nadim Sharief Niaz.
Sham Lal Sharma described Pt. Nehru as the tallest leader of this Coutry after Mahatma Gandhi, whose contribution in the freedom struggle and as first prime minister can never be forgotten. He said that contribution of Pt. Nehru to bring the state of J&K to the fold of Indian nation can't be forgotten and there is need to expose the distortions being made by certain forces for vested political interests. He also lamented those who try to belittle the contributions of Pt. Nehru as leader of freedom struggle and as leader of the nation.
He criticized the communal forces who are trying to distort history to misguide the younger generations about the role of Pt. Nehru and other great leaders of freedom struggle of congress party, who all followed and worked unitedly under over all leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. The Congress would defeat the designs of such communal forces and would bring the truth before the people
Raman Bhalla also paid rich tribute to Pt. Nehru and described Pt. Nehru as a Great Statesman and visionary leader who laid sound foundation of Modern India. He is Known as architect of Modern India because of his multi-dimensional contributions in shaping the future of Independent India.
He said that Pt. Nehru as a true democrat and nationalist with global outlook. He was a builder of institutions of excellence like IITs, IIMs that truly empowered the younger generations of India to become the globally competitive and recognized. He described him a charismatic leader, whose contributions can never be forgotten.
Mohd. Sharief Niaz, senior leader and former Minister said that Pt. Nehru was a valiant freedom fighter, a hero of masses, a passionate Indian who was enraged by the injustices inflicted upon the oppressed people of India under British Raj. He gave up material comfort of life and dedicated his life to the struggle to free India from colonial rule. He was ardent follower of Mahatma Gandhi and remained in jail for over nine years during freedom struggle. Nehru had an abiding commitment to democracy, secularism, equality and justice.
Mr. Ravinder Sharma Chief spokesperson PCC in his address described Pt. Nehru as one of the tallest leaders of the World, who not only shaped the future of India but played the very vital rule in the world politics and was instrumental in the creation of third order in the world in the shape of NAM which emerged as a powerful block in the global politics. He said that in recent times Nehru's legacy has been under attack from his detractors, who are the ideological descendants of the Non- participants in the freedom struggle.
It is time that the congressmen and all those who are aware of the great contributions of Pt. Nehru in the freedom struggle and as a leader of this nation, come together to counter those forces, who are trying to distort history, so that the generation to come are not misinformed and misguided regarding the core values that he represented and stood for. He said that we should educate the masses about the principles and achievements of Pt. Nehru and other great leaders of this country and expose the false propaganda of the communal and divisive forces in the State.

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