India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had a special attachment to children, which is why it was decided to celebrate his birthday as Children’s Day. Officially celebrating Children’s Day on 14th November started from 1957. Because of his special attachment to children, he was called Chacha Nehru. Born on 14 November 1889, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was known as the architect of modern India. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru belonged to the Pandit family of Kashmir. Know, interesting things related to him…
Nomination for Nobel Prize 11 times: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru never received the Nobel Prize, but between 1950 and 1955 he was nominated for this award 11 times. He was widely nominated for his peace work. Pandit Nehru was the first person to bring complete independence in 1927. In 1929, he was made the President of the Congress. During that time Congress was leading the freedom movement. After becoming the party president, he played a major role in the freedom movement.
Stayed in jail for 9 years: He was sent to jail several times during the freedom movement. Due to being sent to jail several times, he was imprisoned for a total of 3259 days i.e. 9 years. While in jail, he wrote his autobiography ‘Toward Freedom’ in 1935. His biography was released in the United States in 1936.
Belonging to the Kashmir Pandit family: Pandit Nehru belonged to the Pandit family of Kashmir. He had two sisters Vijay Lakshmi Pandit and Krishna Hutheesingh. Elder sister Vijayalakshmi Pandit became the first woman president of the United Nations General Assembly and younger sister Krishna Hathisingh became known as a writer.
1.5 million Indians witnessed the cremation: Pandit Nehru died on 27 May 1964 due to a heart attack. According to media reports, on the death of the country’s first Prime Minister, about 1.5 million people witnessed the cremation.