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History of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

History of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader of freedom fighters for India. He was also known as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.  He loved children a lot and the children used to call him “Chacha Nehru “.

Childhood of  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889. His father, Motilal Nehru was a barrister. His mother was Swaroop Rani. The Nehrus were Kashmiri Saraswat Brahmins.

Education of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru had an outstanding academic career. His schooling was from Harrow and Law degree from Trinity College, Cambridge. He came back to India in 1912 and started a legal practice.

Friendship between Mahatma Gandhiji and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

After meeting Mahatma Gandhiji in 1919, the Nehrus changed their life style according to Gandhiji’s teachings.

Nehru contributed a lot to building modern India. He had a great vision for better India in all aspects. In 1929, Nehru called for complete independence from British Raj. Nehru and the Congress went hand in hand during 1930s as the country moved towards independence.  After achieving freedom, Panditji was first prime minister of independent India. Under Nehru’s leadership, the Congress emerged as a winner in elections of 1951, 1957 & 1962. But his final years were in trouble and had many failures. He died because of a heart attack on 27th May 1964.

Through out his life his love for children remain uncountable and hence his birthday has been celebrated as children’s day in India.

Written by – Sweety Langalia

OUR KIDZ educator