Here are some interesting facts about Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru on his death anniversary

Jawahar Lal Nehru served India as Prime Minister for around 18 years, first being the Interim Prime Minister and from 1950, as the prime minister of the Republic of India.

Here are some facts about Jawahar Lal Nehru on his death anniversary

  • Pt. Motilal Nehru, a prosperous barrister, sent his son Jawaharlal Nehru to England with a view to make him an I.C.S. (Indian Civil Service) officer. Nehru studied Natural sciences at Trinity College, Cambridge. He also completed a degree in Law from the Inner Temple.

  • Like his political Guru Mahatma Gandhi, Nehru was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize many times, the first being in 1955. He was nominated altogether 11 times by both national and international agencies.

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  • India won independence on the 15th August, 1947. Pt. Nehru became the first Prime Minister of independent India. By virtue of his official designation, he got the opportunity to hoist the national flag of independent India at the Red Fort for the first time.

  • Children’s Day is celebrated internationally on the 20th November following the decision of the UN General Assembly in 1959. The celebration started in the month of October, 1954.
  • Sheikh Abdullah met Nehru, the leader of the Indian National Congress in 1937 for the first time. He was a leader of the ‘All India States Peoples’ Conference’ at that time and his party was agitating against Maharaja Hari Sing, the ruler of the princely state of Kashmir, for a representative people’s government. There developed an intimate friendship between the two.

  • Jawaharlal Nehru was known to the children as ‘Chacha Nehru’. He loved children and considered them as the future of the nation. He even compared children to the buds of roses. He always used to keep a ‘red rose’ at the button-hole of his coat.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru studied at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge. He did his Bachelor of Law from Inner Temple. The handsome young man from India was very much loved and admired by his fellow students. They affectionately addressed him as Joe Nehru.
  • Nehru was a prolific writer. He penned his autobiography while in prison from June 1934 to February 1935. The title was ‘Toward Freedom’. It was published in the USA in 1936. It was a brilliant book in fine and lucid English.

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