Nehru’s efforts to become an incarnate man and India’s misery


The first Prime Minister of India, Nehru, was greatly influenced by the dictators of his time, Lenin, Stalin and Mao were greatly praised in his books.

Popular books written by Nehru: Discovery of India, Glimpse of World History, Jawahar Lal Nehru An Autobiography .

In those days, personality worship was very prevalent in communist Soviet Union and China and the entire government staff was busy licking the shoes of the top communist dictators.

Even in India, Nehru didn’t want to leave any stone unturned in portraying himself as an incarnate man; and that is why, in a very planned manner, he got his birthday converted into a National festival(Children’s Day).

To avoid controversy, Nehru did not officially declare it as a national festival, but in practice it is indeed celebrated like a national festival.


The tradition of celebrating Nehru’s birthday as Children’s Day started in all the schools of the country.

Nehru’s biography became an integral part of the primary school syllabus.

The history written by Nehru and Nehru’s foreign policy got wide space in colleges and universities. Portraying Nehru as a man of all virtues became an integral part of India’s education policy.

There was a ban on celebrating Christmas festival in the Soviet Union, yes a new Christmas festival started getting celebrated in the country by the government in which Santa was replaced by Lenin.

Now Santa Lenin used to come on Christmas and give gifts to the children, the Christmas tree became the Lenin Tree. Fake stories related to this were transplanted into the young minds of children so that they could become better communists in the future.

In sort of a very similar way, Nehru also became Chacha Nehru on the same lines; fake stories related to his love for children were forcefully included in the school curriculum.

This was a lot like converting the upcoming generation into a suicide squad.
In order for one political party, one family, one ideology, one person to have control over the entire country, every possible effort was made to destroy the country’s ability to think and understand.
This was the evil intention (which I’ve surprisingly never seen anybody write about) behind changing Nehru’s birthday into Children’s Day.

Side effects of totalitarian ideology

In an attempt to establish the supremacy of the family, the country was pushed into a dark age.

Result: India was driven away from world politics, new ideas and changes taking place in and around the world.

A decade ago, the country, which gained independence after centuries of struggle with British imperialism, became a staunch supporter of the imperialism of China and the Soviet Union.

On all the major forums of the world, India stood with the red terrorist ideology, the biggest enemy of humanity.

The country which made the world familiar with the great ideas of Buddha, Mahavir and Gandhi hd become a supporter of the world’s most violent ideology in foreign policy.

Not only this, the main task of foreign policy is to protect the interests of the country, India, which stood in support of Nehru’s ideology, proved to be miserably unsuccessful in serving its own interests.

In preference to personal relations with China, Nehru gifted a large part of India’s land to China.
There is a rare example of the ease with which China captured Indian land.
India’s staunch adversary, Pakistan also kept registering diplomatic victories against India in all the international forums of the world.

Throwing the country’s interest in a dustbin, Nehru and the bureaucracy developed by him continued to seek India’s interest in Nehru and his family remaining in power.


No family, ideology, person can be bigger than the nation.
If a person, even if he sits at the highest pinnacle of the nation, puts his personal interests above the national interest, then there must be strong opposition against him.

Today India is a sovereign, independent country, but we will be able to keep our independence intact only when we keep the national interest paramount instead of prioritizing the leaders.

How did some tribal warriors from Arabia and a handful of British who came from across the continents become the rulers of India?

If the king is unconscious and his personal interests become a hindrance to the national interest, then the people should lead themselves with wisdom and even the slightest delay in uprooting such a king and his power will give rise to countless problems for the generations to come.

Author: nitinsingh

Postgraduate in International relations. Experience in writing in various journals, from BBC WORLD NEWS SERVICE to India's one of the oldest hindi daily. I like to write on international relations, religion, religious conflict. Social media has bridged the distance between writing and reading. Now writing is not just the expression of one's own thought, but also knowing the expression of people on various subject.

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