27th May- Death Anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru

  • 2021 will mark 57th death anniversary of country’s first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru on May 27, 2021.
  • He was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad (currently Prayagraj), India.
  • His father, Motilal Nehru, was a well-known eminent lawyer who belonged to Kashmiri Pundit’s community.
  • In 1916, Nehru married to Kamala Kaul. His only daughter Indira was born a year later in the 1917.
  • Every year the leader is paid floral tribute by elite ministers, govt. officials and other dignitaries across the nation.
  • Special program is organized at Shanti Van, the memorial of Nehru where priests recites hymns from sacred texts for the departed soul of the great leader of the country.
  • The program proceeds by all religions prayer meeting, followed by audio play of Nehru’s popular speech.
  • The famous speech “Tryst with Destiny” was addressed to the Constituent Assembly in New Delhi at the time of India’s independence.
  • Nehruji also referred as founder of modern India, served as the country’s first Prime Minister from August 1947 to May 1964.
  • Nehruji worked as guiding light of the country since independence and contributed in growth of country.
  • As India’s first Prime minister and external affairs minister, Jawaharlal Nehru played a major role in shaping modern India’s government and political culture along with sound foreign policy.
  • He is praised for creating a system providing universal primary education reaching children in the farthest corners of rural India.
  • Nehru’s education policy is also credited for the development of world-class educational institutions such as the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institutes of Technology, and the Indian Institutes of Management.
  • Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru was a great writer and the poet. The Discovery of India and Glimpses of World History are some of his well-known books.
  • Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru is also known for his affection for Children. Hence his birth date i.e. November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day. Children’s Day is also known as Bal Divas.
  • The pivotal leader of India departed on May 27, 1964 at the age of 74.