Jawaharlal Nehru, A Great Prime Minister- Dattatreya Mukherjee
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is a legendary figure in Indian history but he is also a very controversial personality. Like Gandhi, there are many theories against his personality. So, in this article, we will get to know some facts which made Nehru an undoubtedly great Prime Minister.
First, we have to do a small-time travel, and let’s go in 1947, India just after independence. That time India was a just built nation with various language, religion and culture. Hindu Muslims were still in fight and many people are refuges. Nehru was a PM of that novel India. He had made an election commission and arranged the first voting system in India. There rich, poor, male female, every religion made their voting. His that step has made India, World’s largest democracy.
That time Nehru have understood the importance of education and Industry, because these two can secure food and a life. Vikram Sarabhai, Bhaba and many scientists are of his time. He had treated scientist like a celebrity. IITS, AIIMS were made in his time. Seed of Nuclear power to seed of world’s best education centres were buried in the Indian soil in his time. ONGC and different industries were built. So, we can easily understand the futuristic visions of Nehru.
Nehru, also understand the importance of agriculture. Few years earlier of Independence we have faced famine, so agriculture is a very important part of future India. Nehru has many contributions to build up an united nations.
There are many great things about Nehru. Before all the controversies, we have to remember the situation of 1947 and his 17 years of prime ministership. Nehru has some mistakes in international relationships and Kashmir issues, still many good and futuristic works have benefited India. There are many books in the market on Nehru. I would request everyone to read his autobiography and good books on him before judging his personality. There are some good videos over YouTube also. Watch those and then make a vision over him. Hope this short article has given you a short glimpse over his futuristic thinking. Dattatreya Mukherjee is a Medical Student and amid reader. He has keen interest on different personalities, so in free time, he do researches on great personalities like scientists, politician or any historic characters.