Shanti Van

Shanti Van
Located north of Shakti Sthal and Rajghat is the memorial of India’s great leader and first prime minister, Jawahar Lal Nehru. Born in Allahabad in 1889, Jawahar Lal Nehru is considered as the father of institutional democracy of the country. Popularly known as ‘Chacha (Uncle) Nehru’ by children, he was the longest serving prime minister of Independent India for over 15 years during which he brought economic and political stability to the new nation and shaped the future of modern India.

 

Shanti Van

 

Said to be an architect of all Indian policies, this dynamic personality was cremated here in the year 1964. A memorial has been set up at this spot, surrounded by lush green lawns and foliage to honor the leader. A socialist at heart, he always advocated and worked for a secular, equal and free society. His central objective was “to get rid of the appalling poverty of the people.” He believed in technology and progress, in machines and industrialization and formulated policies to make India a prosperous country. The country lovingly remembers him on his birthday 14th November every year, which is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’. Next to Shanti Van is the memorial of Sanjay Gandhi, grandson of Nehru and son of Indira Gandhi. He was cremated here in 1980.

Good parking facilities are available and all basic facilities for visitors are present within the premises.