Saturday, September 5, 2009

National monument - Shantivan, Delhi

Shantivan is the place situated at a distance of about 200 meters from Raj Ghat. On 28th May, 1964, the next day after our first Primer Minister Shri Jawahar Lal Nehru's death, his cremation was done. Since then the deserted placehas turned into a national monument and prayers are held on special occasions. The national shrine has been named Shantivan, as a tribute to Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, who was known as the apostle of peace.

Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru's birthday November 14th is celebrated as Children's Day all over the World. On his birthday and other important days Santivan is decorated with flowers. Don't miss to visit Shantivan when you are going to Delhi.

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