Role of Jawaharlal Nehru in the Freedom Struggle

Jawaharlal Nehru has significantly contributed in the India’s freedom struggle. Read the article below to learn his role in the building a free nation.
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Oct. 12, 2010 - PRLog -- Jawaharlal Nehru is a prominent face in the India’s freedom struggle. He was born on November 14, 1889 in a wealthy Brahmin family in Allahabad. Nehru imbibed patriotism and love for nation from his father Motilal Nehru who himself was a known and influential politician who also served once as a president of the Indian National Congress.

Jawaharlal Nehru was well educated and a scholar. His charm, spiritual discovery, and vision significantly contributed to the Indian independence movement. He was appointed the first Prime Minister of Free India who took the complete responsibility of building the nation. Being the member of the Congress party he has done many monumental work and is also known to be steer the newly freed-nation.

In the year 1916 Nehru actively participated in the Lucknow Session of the Congress where both the extremists and the moderate parties of the Congress agreed to the need and demand of ‘self-rule’ or ‘swaraj’. Later on, after many movements and sessions, Motilal Nehru launched the ‘Swaraj Party’ in the year 1922. Though Motilala moved from the Congress to the Swaraj party, Jawaharlal Nehru refused to leave the Congress party.

In due course there Jawaharlal Nehru was also imprisoned for his active participation in the civil disobedience campaign. During the time he was in jail Nehru was deeply touched by the beliefs of Gandhi that showed a completely new approach to deal with the system of caste differentiation and the social issue of untouchability.

In the year 1926, Nehru left for a European tour with his family. There he came across many different types of people including the socialists, communists, and even radical leaders. There he was impressed by the economic system that he wished to get it to his own country. After returning Nehru was appointed as the president of the Congress in 1930 with the only aim to subside the high intensity of communism in the Congress.

After many socialist activities, violations, and civil movements, India was announced to be a free country. The British Empire was overthrown by the congress on August 15, 1947 after about 15 years of Guwahati session. After this independence, Jawaharlal Nehru was appointed as the first Prime Minister of India.

As the Prime Minister, Nehru has made many contributions to build a happy and better nation. One by one he tried to sort out all the social and political issues in the country. In the year 1949 he visited the United States in search of a perfect solution to the existing food shortage in the country. In the year 1951, he also launched the ‘First Five-Year Plan’ mainly to emphasize the agriculture output in the country.

Working and contributing significantly to build the nation, Jawaharlal Nehru fought till his last breath. On 27 May 1964, he died but left his footprints on the niche of our motherland.

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