|Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru first prime minister of India|
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THE FIRST PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
Introduction: The first Prime Minister of India was Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. There is hardly anyone who has not heard the name of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was our first Prime Minister. He was an international figure. He was known all over the world. He was the maker of modern India.
His parentage and education: Pandit Nehru was born at Allahabad in 1889 on 14th November. His childhood was privileged, he has tutored and then studied in England at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge. He married Kamala Kaul in 1916. And in 1917 their only daughter ‘Indira’ was born.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru family status and lifestyle: His father Motilal Nehru was a successful lawyer. He was a rich man. He brought up his son as a prince. He kept most efficient teacher to coach him. In those days India was not a free country. The British ruled over it.
His contribution to Indian Freedom Struggle: The English treated Indians badly. This pained the patriotic heart of Jawaharlal very much. He gave up his practice and his life of luxury. He joined the Noncooperation Movement started by Mahatma Gandhi. He was sent to jail several times. He suffered punishment cheerfully. The hardships of jail could not crush his spirit. He continued the struggle bravely. He acted as Congress President in four different years.
Jawahar Lal Nehru as a Prime Minister: When India became free on August 15, 1947, he was selected as the first Prime Minister. Nehruji was the first Prime Minister of India. He wanted to build the country a truly democratic and peace-loving nation. He was fully involved in carrying out India’s five-year plans. He is known as the father of institutional democracy and as an architect of Indian policy in all manifestations.
Pt.Nehru was a successful Prime Minister: India made great progress under his guidance. Dr Rajendra Prasad our late President, acknowledge his services when he said: “The country is marching forward on the road of progress in the leadership of Panditiji”. He did a lot for the good of the World. Had and as the longest-serving Prime Minister of India (1946-1964),