Remembering India's First Prime Minister: Jawaharlal Nehru's Inspiring Quotes and Legacy
Remembering India's First Prime Minister: Jawaharlal Nehru's Inspiring Quotes and Legacy

Commemorating the death anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on 27th May each year. As India's first prime minister, he made significant contributions to the nation's struggle for independence and was a pivotal figure within the Indian National Congress (INC). Nehru played a crucial role in opposing British colonial rule in India.

Jawaharlal Nehru, often referred to as Pandit Nehru, stands as an icon of India's independence struggle and the country's first Prime Minister. His visionary leadership and dedication to the nation's progress have left an indelible mark on India's history. As a prominent member of the Indian National Congress, Nehru played a pivotal role in the fight against British colonial rule, advocating for social justice, democracy, and secularism. Beyond his political career, Nehru was a prolific writer and orator, known for his eloquence and profound intellect. His commitment to education and scientific temper led to the establishment of numerous educational institutions and scientific research centers in India. Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy continues to inspire generations, reminding us of the values of unity, freedom, and progress that he tirelessly championed throughout his life.

Following his victory in India's inaugural general elections, Nehru secured re-election for a second and third term as prime minister, serving until his passing on 27th May 1964.


Here are some of his notable quotes on life and bravery that continue to inspire and motivate.

Here are ten inspiring quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru:

  • "The only alternative to coexistence is co-destruction."
  • "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."
  • "Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes."
  • "Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit."
  • "To be successful in life, what you need is education, not literacy and degrees."
  • "We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."
  • "A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance."
  • "The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all."
  • "You don't change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall."

Jawaharlal Nehru's legacy as India's first Prime Minister is marked by his unwavering dedication to the nation's freedom struggle, his commitment to democracy, and his vision for a modern, progressive India. His intellectual prowess, coupled with his statesmanship, continues to inspire leaders and citizens alike. Nehru's contributions to education, science, and social welfare have had a lasting impact on India's development. As we commemorate his death anniversary, we honor his enduring legacy and remember his profound words, which serve as a beacon of hope and inspiration for a brighter future.

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