JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU
Jawahar Lal Nehru was a man of international repute and outstanding state-man. He was known throughout the world as an angle of peace. He was a great visionary and a writer. He was one of the builders of independent India.
He was born in a very rich family of Allahabad on 14th November 1889. He was educated by a European tutor. His father, Pandir Moti Lal Nehru, was a famous barrister. His mother, Smt. Swaroop Rani, was a pious lady. After his education in England, Jawahar Lal Nehru returned to India, but he did not practice law. He plunged himself into the national politics at once and dragged his father also into it.
Jawahar Lal Nehru gave up a life of luxury for the sake of the country. This made him very popular with young and old alike. With his selfless and hard work and great suffering he helped India gain freedom.
After freedom, Jawaharlal Nehru became the first prime minister of India. Then he started the struggle against poverty and backwardness. He started the process of economic planning of the country. He wanted India to be a great power and an industrialized country. So he helped my industries and plants to come up.
He was always busy with national and international problems. But he managed to write many books. Two of his books, ‘The Discovery of India’ and ‘The Glimpses of World History’ are very well known.
He died on May 27, 1964. Many of his cherished dreams still remain unfulfilled. It is for others to carry on the good work he started. Let us try to make India great, and thus prove worthy successors to the legacy left Jawahar Lal Nehru.