Happy Childrens day to you, you might be wondering why I wish you Happy children’s day as we are no more children. But, that’s not the case we shall always be happy if we are child like that’s why I prefer to be like a child & happy, wishing you the same. The context of this post is about Happy Birthday to our Jawaharlal Nehru on whose birthday will be celebrated as Childrens day over the country.
I thought of sharing some interesting aspects from of this great soul with you & draw out as much inspiration as possible.
Jawaharlal Nehru was an Inspiring personality
Nehruji used to say always that – if we are in trouble, then we should stand like a rock & if others are in trouble then we should be like ice (ready to melt). The above is a beautiful message that a leader can give to the nation. Because, we see people tend to look for support & help during hard times & they ignore or deny helping when others are in trouble.
But, Nehru ji’s statement is an exact converse of that which is teaching us to stand like an iron peg when we are in trouble or difficulties & melt like ice for the pain of others giving them both solace & support.
Jawaharlal Nehru loved Children
Nehruji had a lot of love and affection for children; he used to attend all the possible celebrations related to children & their felicitation. He used to love kids who actively participated in singing, dancing, sports, etc. That is the reason (I guess) he was referred to as chacha (father’s brother) or second father. Because, his love was of such kind towards the whole nation.
One incident with a young girl
Once, Chacha Nehru had to attend an exhibition & he has arrived at the venue on time as expected but in a hurry he forgot to wear the badge that was given to him as the gate pass to enter the exhibition hall. The young girl of about ten years old was standing at the exhibition entrance to check the visitors of the exhibitions. She was instructed to allow only people with ‘Badge’ were to be allowed inside & as she saw Nehru Ji coming & noticing he wasn’t wearing the badge, she was reluctant to let him inside the exhibition venue & everyone around Jawaharlal Nehru was trying to convince the girl either by request or commanding. Nehru Ji asked them to stay calm & he agreed that the mistake was his & went back to his car & returned wearing the badge.
The girl allowed him into the exhibition after seeing the badge, Nehru ji was extremely happy with that girl & admired her seeing her bravery. He being a great leader would have entered into the venue without the badge, but he was a man of honesty & integrity. He didn’t get angry with the girl’s behavior but instead got pleased with her courage & discipline to follow her duties. This incident stands as a symbol of his integrity & love for children. Durgabhai Deshmukh was the young girl who stopped Nehru Ji. That’s why his birthday is celebrated as Childrens day every year.
During a Parliament session, Atal Bihari Vajpayee was criticizing Congress & Nehru’s Government & to oppose the criticism of Vajpayee the leaders of Nehru’s party were making noise to which Nehru stood up & told – What an excellent criticism – Why do you make noise? Please stay quiet.
People don’t like to hear criticism made against them generally, but great souls are different. They are welcome to the criticism made on them. They always strive to correct themselves to become better every day. He also predicted that Vajpayee would become a great leader in the coming future due to his ability and that prediction has come true.
Letters to his daughter & Nation
Though he was in jail, he didn’t forget his duty as a father to educate his daughter about life through his letters. There was a book printed with all the letters compiled, those letters included information about history & various civilizations.
Those letters have turned the life of Indira Gandhi to be the powerful women and the first female Prime Minster of the Nation effectively leading the Nation upfront.
Letters to the Nation
He conveyed his message to the Nation and his ministers also with the help of letters which can teach us how he
managed to lead a Nation immediately after Independence to overcome the challenges and imprints of the foreign rule and re-establish the home rule and values in the Nation.
He was born with a golden spoon
A man is not great by birth, but great by his deeds. – Chanakya
He was not from an ordinary family. His family was one of the richest men of the British-ruled India & he was born with a golden spoon in the hand. And, though he had everything he wanted, his patriotism didn’t allow him to enjoy those luxuries, but he was determined to participate in the freedom movement of the Nation & effectively
participated in it.
The sacrifice he made brought us Independence and an effective leader to lead us front immediately after Independence to make use of it effectively in an extremely democratic Nation like India.
Very Near & Dear to Mahatma Gandhi
He was a very dear disciple of Mahatma Gandhi obliging to every decision of Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was called as the Father of the Nation, and Jawaharlal Nehru is considered as chacha the second father of the nation.
Mahatma Gandhi was so close to Nehruji that, when Mahatma Gandhi Got assassinated, the following were the words spoken by him –
“Friends and comrades, the light has gone out of our lives, and there is darkness everywhere, and I do not quite know what to tell you or how to say it. Our beloved leader, Bapu as we called him, the father of the nation, is no more. Perhaps I am wrong to say that; nevertheless, we will not see him again, as we have seen him for these many years, we will not run to him for advice or seek solace from him, and that is a terrible blow, not only for me, but for millions and millions in this country.”—Jawaharlal Nehru’s address to Gandhi (source – Wiki)
Thanks for his efficient and inspiring leadership to lead us to this front as we cherish his rule even till now after this long time. We can only thank by living through the ideals he has taught.
Happy Birthday chacha Nehru and Happy Childrens day.
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