For the first time since the Communist assumption of power in the state of Kerala, India, the Prime Minister of India, Mr.
G.V. College building.
L.V. Sign Mahatma Ghandi College.
S.V. Flags and decorations.
L.V. Mr. Nehru's plane arriving.
S.V. Governor of State Mr. Ramakrishna Rao with car and communist Chief Minister Mr. Nambudripad.
S.V. Mr. Nehru out of plane.
S.V. Ditto with people.
S.V. Mr. Nehru releasing pigeons.
S.V. Mr. Nehru with students.
S.V.Pan Mr. Nehru leaving in car.
S.V. Girls dressed in traditional dresses inside college with flowers and candle lights.
C.U. Girl with light.
L.V. Girls lined up.
L.V. Elephants with ornaments on their trunks.
L.V. Mr. Nehru being welcomed with flowers by girls
C.U. Mr. Nehru past.
G.V. Crowds watching.
L.V. Mr. Nehru on platform speaking.
S.V. People applaud.
L.V. Mr. Nehru presenting medal award to architects of building of the college.
L.V. Mr. Nehru towards.
S.V. Musicians playing Nadasmuran-typical instruments of Kerala.
L.V. Statue of Gandhi being unveiled.
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Background: For the first time since the Communist assumption of power in the state of Kerala, India, the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru has paid an official state visit.
His first point of call was at Trivendrum, the capital where he was met by the Governor of the State, Mr Ramakrishna Rao (wearing the cap) and the Communist Chief Minister Mr. E.M.S. Nambudripad. The Governor garlanded Mr. Nehru as he stepped down from the plane, and shook hands. Then flowers and Arti (candle lights) were offered in Kerala traditional, fashion, and 68 pigeons were released to follow the one Mr. Nehru released, the whole to symbolise Mr. Nehru's 69 years of peaceful life.
On the way into the town shouting crowds lined the route 'Nehru Zindabad' they called - Long Live Nehru -
Later Mr. Nehru inaugurated the Mahatma Ghandi College in Trivendrum.