Children's day 2017: Revisit the Journey of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November, honoring the birth date of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. India’s first prime minister once said that “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow, the way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.” It his fond love for the children that made the country to celebrate children’s day or Bal Divas on 14th November which is also the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. For his fond love towards children, he got the title of Chacha Nehru. Prior to the Death of India’s first Prime Minister, the universal children’s day was celebrated on 20th November. But after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964 it was decided to celebrate Children’s day or Bal Diwas on 14th November on Chacha Nehru’s Birthday to Remember his love and affection towards Children.

His vision towards the development of youth set up the platform of prominent institutions like IIT, IIM, AIMS at that time. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Kashmiri Hindu Family and he was the eldest of four brothers. His Father Pandit Motilal Nehru was a lawyer and His mother Swarup Rani was a house-wife mother.

Pandit Nehru spent 3 years in Cambridge and studied Honors degree in Natural science after two years of higher study he became a barrister. He was married to Kamla Kaul in 1916 and give birth to Indira Priyadarshini which became Prime Minister of India after his death.

Pandit Nehru left his career and joined Mahatma Gandhi’s to fight against British empire fearlessly. For such an incredible journey of Pandit Nehru, India remembers him for his work and dedication towards Indian society.