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Remembering Chacha Nehru On His 131st Birthday

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 Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru(Chacha Nehru) was the first prime minister of India. He was born on 14th of November, 1889 in Allahabad. He was the son of the famous lawyer Mr. Motilal Nehru and Mrs. Swarup Rani Nehru.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was well known for his love and care towards children as well as for roses. Even he was saying that children are like buds in the garden. He was a friend of children, loving and keeping them precious to his heart. So, children were calling him Chacha Nehru. He worked more for the education, welfare, and progress of children and youngsters after the independence of India. He also organized a 5-year plan to provide free meals and education to the school children for avoiding children malnutrition in India. He was saying that children are the power of the country as they would build a developed society in the future.

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 Nehuruji committed himself to the nation by engaging in Civil Disobedience and Satyagraha. Even he managed to write one of the best books of Indian history the Discovery of India during the 4-year custody in Ahmednagar.

Jawaharlal Nehru was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for 13 times but did not receive the global honour. It was Pandit Nehru who introduced Article 44 to the constitution which sought to establish India’s status as a secular state.

There were many controversial stories about him, from giving interview to Adult magazine “Playboy” to being in a relationship with Louis Mountbatten’s wife. Did Jawaharlal Nehru give an interview to the adult magazine Playboy? This question remains a riddle since past more than half a century. Although, an interview of India’s first PM was published in the Playboy magazine in its October edition of 1963, Playboy magazine had highlighted that in its cover page too.

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The corridors of History has it that Lady Mountbatten, the wife of Louis Mountbatten had a very close friendship with Jawaharlal Nehru. India’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru and the country’s last vicereine Edwina Mountbatten deeply loved each other but they had never mentioned  anything about their relationship.

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 It is said that more than 1.5 million people gathered to witness his cremation because he was loved by everyone. It was one of the largest gatherings of people.

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After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964, the Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year.

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