(15 AUGUST 1947 to 27 MAY 1964)

“Jawaharlalji, as his name implies, is a jewel of a man. His lovable personality, his charming manners, his unimpeachable integrity, his transparent sincerity, and above all, his indomitable courage endear him to his friends and admirers, and inspire the esteem of his critics” – Mohanlal Saxena, Cabinet Colleague

Jawaharlal Nehru

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Called to the Bar.

Attended as a delegate to the twenty seventh session of the Indian National Congress held at Bankipore.

Joined the Allahabad High Court.

Returned to India after a stay of over seven years in England.

Married Kamala Kaul.

08, February 1916

His first public speech was to protest against the Press Act, United Provinces.

20, June 1916

Met Mahatma Gandhi for the first time at the Lucknow session of the Indian National Congress.

26, December 1916

Glimpses of World History was written by him in the form of letters to his daughter from various prisons in India between October 1930 and August 1933.

01, October 1930

Glimpses of World History was written by him in the form of letters to his daughter from various prisons in India between October 1930 and August 1933.

01, October 1930

Arrested for speech delivered in favour of no-tax campaign at a mass meeting held at Allahabad.

19, October 1930

Released from Naini Central Prison, Allahabad.

11, October 1930

Arrested for participating in the Salt Satyagraha and was sent to Naini Central Prison, Allahabad.

14, April 1930

Arrested along with Mahatma Gandhi and all the members of the Congress Working Committee. Sent to Ahmadnagar Fort Prison.

09, August 1942

Moved the Quit India resolution at the All-India Congress Committee meeting which was passed on August 8.

07, August 1942

Held talks with Sir Stafford Cripps.

01, March 1942

Met Marshal and Madame Chiang Kai-Shek who were on a state visit to India and held discussions with them.

10, February 1942

Marriage of daughter Indira to Feroze Gandhi.

26, March 1942

Presided over the Indian Science Congress, Delhi.

03, January 1947

Delivered inaugural address at the annual meeting of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi.

03, March 1947

Inaugurated the Asian Relations Conference in New Delhi.

23, March 1947

Broadcast to the nation accepting the British Government’s plan for the transfer of power to India.

03, June 1947

Became the first Prime Minister of free India and also held the portfolio of External Affairs and Commonwealth Relations and Scientific Research.

15, August 1947

C. Rajagopalachari appointed as India’s first Governor-General to succeed Lord Mountbatten on 21 June.

05, March 1948

First General elections on universal adult franchise to the Lower House (Lok Sabha) of Indian Parliament and the Legislative Assemblies of 22 States began throughout India. Polling ended on 21 February, 1952.

25, October 1951

215-feet high up-stream Coffer Dam at the Bhakra Dam site completed.

31, May 1955

President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, announced the conferment of the highest National Award Bharat Ratna on Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

15, July 1955

Opened the Konar Dam, a D.V.C. project in Hazaribagh district.

15, October 1955

Opened Rs. 40 Lakh dairy factory of the Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producer’s Union at Anand in Bombay.

31, October 1955

Inaugurated the Atomic Reactor in Bombay.

20, January 1957

Inaugurated the Hirakund Dam.

13, January 1957

Announced in the Lok Sabha that the Atomic Energy Commission would consist of three members with Dr. H. J. Bhabha as ex-officio Chairman.

24, March 1958

National Defence College inaugurated in New Delhi.

27, April 1960

Left New Delhi for New York to participate in the UN General Assembly Session.

24, September 1960

Addressed the UN General Assembly in New York.

03, October 1960

Attended the conference of Non-Aligned Nations held in Belgrade.

01, September 1961

Left New Delhi for Bombay en route to Belgrade to attend the Non-Aligned Nation's Summit Conference.

30, August 1961

Narmada river project was inaugurated at Navagam.

05, April 1961

New Steel foundry at the Mysore Iron and Steel Works inaugurated.

02, April 1961

Re-elected leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party after the Third General Elections in New Delhi.

03, April 1962

Died in New Delhi.

27, May 1964

Cremated on the banks of the Yamuna, at a place now known as Shanti Van near Rajghat at Delhi.

28, May 1964

Ashes immersed in the holy Sangam at Allahabad.

09, June 1964

Nehru’s ashes were strewn over the Himalayas and the farms and fields in the plains all over the country.

11, June 1964
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