Children’s Day: Interesting Facts about Jawahar Lal Nehru on Bal Diwas

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11 nominations for Nobel Peace price

Jawaharlal Nehru was nominated 11 times for Noble Prize mostly for Peace during 1950-1955 but he never able to get a Single Prize from Nobel.

First Person to hoist the Indian Flag

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first person to hoist the tricolour flag from the Red Fort in Delhi.

Imprisonment

During India’s struggle for freedom, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was imprisoned 9 times. He was jailed by the British for a total of 3259 days which adds up to 9 years.

Idea of Independence

In 1927, he was the first to give the idea of Complete National Independence and to refrain from all ties that bond Indians from the British Empire including ICS.

Autobiography in Jail

He also wrote an autobiography while incarcerated in 1935. It was named “Toward Freedom,” which was released in the United States in 1936.

Reason for the name of Pandit Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru was also called as Pandit Nehru because he belonged to Kashmiri Pandit community.

Nehru’s sister

While Nehru’s elder sister Vijaya Lakshmi became the first female President of United Nations General Assembly, the other sister Krishna became famous writer.

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