Today is the 133rd birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister who took over the reins of the country after India got independence. Today the country is remembering its first Prime Minister. Significantly, Pandit Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad (present-day Prayagraj) in Uttar Pradesh.
It is known that Pandit Nehru was very much attached to children. At the same time, children used to call him Chacha Nehru with love and respect. The birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru is also celebrated as Children’s Day. In fact, after the death of Pandit Nehru in the year 1964, Children’s Day was celebrated in his memory on the day of his birth anniversary. Pandit Nehru became the first Prime Minister after the country’s independence in the year 1947. He held the post of Prime Minister of the country till his death in 1964. Thus after independence, he kept command of the country for about 17 years.
Pandit Nehru’s Sacrifice For The Country’s Independence
His role in getting the country’s independence was also pioneering, informing that Jawaharlal Nehru was sent to jail in British-ruled India for the first time in 1921 after calling for a boycott of the visit of the Prince of Wales. He described his jail time as the “greatest joy” of the protests against colonial rule. After this, he spent almost a whole decade behind the bars in different cases to get freedom for the country. Most of the time he went to jail for supporting Mahatma Gandhi in his civil disobedience movements.
Always Have An Affinity For Children
Pandit Nehru had great affection for children and always liked to be in their midst. At the same time, after India got independence, he did a lot of work for the rights of children and youth and their education. At the same time, when he became the first Prime Minister of independent India, his priority was the education of children. In the field of education, he established the country’s best educational institutions such as the Indian Institute of Technology, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and the Indian Institute of Management.
In the present scenario, these institutions have always made an unprecedented contribution to improving the future of the country’s children and the country. He also included free primary education, free food in schools, etc. to save from malnutrition. This is the reason that, after the death of Pandit Nehru, his birth anniversary was chosen as the date of Children’s Day in India. He once said, “Today’s children will make tomorrow’s surpassing India. The way we nurture them will decide the future of our country.” Today, in his memory on Children’s Day, various programs like various sports competitions, music, and dance performances are organized in all the schools of the country.