Awards & Winners

Jawaharlal Nehru

Date of Birth 14-November-1889
Place of Birth Allahabad
(India, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad district)
Nationality India
Also know as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Pandit Nehru, Nehru, Chacha Nehru
Profession Writer, Politician, Barrister
  • Great causes and little men go ill together.
  • Culture is the widening of the mind and of the spirit.
  • We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
  • A theory must be tempered with reality.
  • The purely agitation attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.
  • The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
  • There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
  • Action to be effective must be directed to clearly conceived ends.
  • Action itself, so long as I am convinced that it is right action, gives me satisfaction.
  • It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
  • Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
  • The person who runs away exposes himself to that very danger more than a person who sits quietly.
  • Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
  • The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
  • The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.
  • Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think.
  • What we need is a generation of peace.
  • Every little thing counts in a crisis.
  • Those who are prepared to die for any cause are seldom defeated.
  • Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels and what one achieves.
  • Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian Independence Movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in office in 1964. Nehru is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state; a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic. He was the father of Indira Gandhi and the maternal grandfather of Rajiv Gandhi, who served as the third and sixth Prime Ministers of India, respectively. The son of Motilal Nehru, a prominent lawyer and nationalist statesman, Nehru was a graduate of Trinity College, Cambridge and the Inner Temple, where he trained to be a barrister. Upon his return to India, he enrolled at the Allahabad High Court, at the same time taking an interest in national politics. Nehru's involvement in politics would gradually replace his legal practice. A committed nationalist since his teenage years, Nehru became a rising figure in Indian politics during the upheavals of the 1910s. He became the prominent leader of the left-wing factions of the Indian National Congress during the 1920s, and eventually of the entire Congress, with the tacit approval of his mentor, Gandhi. As Congress President, Nehru called for complete independence from Britain and initiated a decisive shift towards the left in Indian politics. He was the principal author of the Indian Declaration of Independence.

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Bharat Ratna
(Independence activist, author, first Prime Minister)