Puducherry PWD and Higher Education Minister M.O.H.F. Shahjahan accompanied by PCC leader A.V. Subramanian, on Thursday paid homage at the statue of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru near here today marking observance of the leader’s 46th death anniversary.

Earlier the PCC leader led the party men, Ministers and delegates of different wings of Congress at the party office to pay floral tributes to a portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru.

Puducherry has a number of institutions and organisations named after Jawaharlal Nehru who had described Puducherry as ‘a window of French culture’. The premier medical college-JIPMER- was named after Nehru in the wake of the shifting of the medical college from the town to D. Nagar in 1964. There is also an Agriculture College at Karaikal and a Bal Bhavan in Pondicherry which are named after Nehru.