Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru

Remembering chacha Nehru. Why is Pandit Nehruji referred to as ‘Chacha Nehru’ ?

May -27 -Jawaharlal Nehru’s Memorial Day!

Jawaharlal Nehru is fondly referred to as ’Chacha Nehru’ by children in India. The term ’Chacha’ means uncle in Hindi. The reason behind this affectionate nickname is primarily due to Nehru's profound love for children. Here are a few reasons why he is called ’Chacha Nehru’.

1. Children's Advocate: Nehru had a deep love for children and advocated for their welfare and rights. He believed in their potential to shape the future of the nation. He worked actively in creating a better environment for them to grow and in.

2. Interaction with Youngsters: Nehru often interacted with children during his public appearances and speeches. He encouraged them to dream big and actively participate in the nation-building process. His speeches often resonated with message for the youth, inspiring them to strive for excellence.

3. Writing for Children: Nehru authored several books, some of which were specifically written for children. His book ’The Discovery of India’ has sections that are simplified for younger readers, aiming to instill a sense of pride and understanding of India's rich history and culture.

4. Nurturing Future Leaders: Nehru believed in nurturing the leadership qualities of children. He envisioned a future where children would grow up to be responsible citizens and leaders in their respective fields. His emphasis on education and empowerment laid the foundation for the development of future leaders.

5. Involving Children in Nation-Building: Nehru actively involved children in various nation-building activities. He believed in their ability to contribute to society positively. Initiatives like the National Cadet Corps (NCC) and National Service Scheme (NSS) were aimed at fostering a sense of responsibility and patriotism among the youth.

6. Children's Day: Nehru's birthday, November 14th, is celebrated as Children's Day in India. This tradition started as a way to honor his love for children and his vision of a bright future for the youth of the nation. The association of his birthday with children further solidified his image as ’Chacha Nehru’ in the hearts of young Indians.

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Jawaharlal Nehru

7. Founding of Children's Institutions: Nehru played a significant role in establishing institutions dedicated to the welfare and education of children. One such institution is the Bal Bhavan (Children's Palace) in Delhi, which provides opportunities for children to explore their creativity and talents.

The primary mission of Bal Bhavan from its inception ti this date, is to identify creative, talented children and honour them through 'The Bal Shree Scheme' in the fields of Creative Arts, Creative Performance, Creative Writing and Creative Scientific Innovation. Bal Bhavan is open to children from all backgrounds and abilities. It aims to promote inclusivity and diversity by providing equal access to its programs and facilities regardless of socio-economic status, gender, or physical abilities.

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