Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was an Indian independence activist and the first Prime Minister of India. He was a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as an eminent leader of the Indian independence movement under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi and served India as a Prime Minister from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. He has been described by the Amar Chitra Katha as the architect of India. Indian children knew him as Chacha Nehru. Pandit Nehru’s deepest desire was to work for the welfare of children and the youth.
Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader with a vision and he has achieved great things in life because he was driven by his passion for doing incredible things for young people. His enthusiasm to work on the Indian Education system and development of children in India speaks volumes. As an individual, Jawaharlal Nehru’s love for red roses is a well-known fact. He often compared children and flowers, saying that, “Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.” He always felt that children are the real pillar of the country.
He was keen on the education and development of the children in the country, Pandit Nehru oversaw the establishment of some of the most prominent educational institution in India. He played a major role in the development of the youth in setting up the All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Apart from his position as a freedom fighter and politician, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru has left behind a legacy of education and growth for the children in our country. Therefore, November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day