He became the President of the Indian National Congress. He gave up his practice and luxury of life. He joined the non-co-operation movement started by Gandhiji. He went to jail many times.He became a fearless soldier of the liberation struggle.
He determined to bring freedom for his countrymen and for this he struggled hard against country Rule. He wanted to achieve complete freedom for the country.
On 15th August’1947, India became free and Nehru became the first Prime minister of India. He was the maker of modern India.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Nehru was a great leader. India made great progress under his guidance. He shaped India’s destiny during his seventeen years when he was the Prime Minister He started the process of economic planning.
He struggled against major problems of the country that were poverty, unemployment, and backwardness. He desired India to be a great power and industrialized country.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a true lover of peace. He laid down the five principles called panchaSheela. He believed that if all the nations follow these principles, peace could be maintained worldwide.
He was busy with the national and international problems. He was a good writer and wrote books, ‘The Discovery of India’ and “The Glimpses of World History.’
He loved children a lot. Children also loved him and called him ‘Chacha Nehru’. As a sign of his love for children, his birthday is celebrated as The Children’s Day’ every year with great enthusiasm throughout the country.
In 1962, China attacked India. This worried him a lot. On 27th May’1964, he died due to a heart attack. It was a big loss of nation in losing its first prime minister.