Nehru’s birthday should be called Dynasty Day-II

Every year Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday, November 14, is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’.  

When Congress was in power at the Centre, birthdays of Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi were celebrated at taxpayers’ cost. Several ministries and public sector undertakings would release half page or even full page advertisements in newspapers paying glowing tributes to them. Now time has changed. Only the party and governments of those states were the party is in power release advertisements on a smaller scale.

Have you ever wondered why Nehru’s birthday is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day? Did Nehru do anything special for the children to deserve this honour? NOTHING. If at all, his government neglected education and health of children. There is no reason to declare him ‘Chacha Nehru’ (Uncle Nehru) of children whether born in 1947 or in 2019. Nehru does not deserve the honour of being called ‘Chacha Nehru’ and his birthday to be celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’.

It is a fact that ‘children’s day’ is celebrated in several countries of the world.  Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA, was the first person to start it. On the recommendation of the United Nations, Universal Children’s Holiday celebrated on November 20. Since 1950, several countries observe International Day for Protection of Children on June 1.

In India, the Congress fellows started it on Nehru’s birthday as part of their attempt to present every member of the family (rather, dynasty) as an icon. Nehru’s latest contribution was perpetuation of family control over the Congress party and thereby over the country.

His birthday should be called Dynasty Day –II (DD-II), Dynasty Day – I being the birthday of his father. Look at the evolution of the dynasty.
Look at the evolution of the dynasty.

Motilal Nehru (Jawarharlal Nehru’s  father)

Congress President (1928-29)

His birthday should be called Dynasty Day –I

Congress President (first time in 1929-30) and Prime Minister

His birthday should be called Dynasty Day –II


Indira Nehru Gandhi (daughter of Jawarharlal Nehru)

Congress President (first time in 1959) and Prime Minister

Her birthday should be called Dynasty Day –III

Rajiv Gandhi (son of Indira Gandhi) succeeded mother as

Congress President and Prime Minister

His birthday should be called Dynasty Day –IV


Sonia Gandhi Congress President and Chairman of National Advisory Council

(the body more powerful than Cabinet headed by her nominee Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh)

Handed over Congress Presidentship to her son who failed and abdicated.

So she is now working or acting Congress President

Her birthday should be called Dynasty Day –V


Rahul Gandhi (son of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi)

                                   Got the post of Congress President as a gift from mother but could not carry the burden.

                                Despite his failures and stupidity, he is Congress Party’s permanent Prime Ministerial candidate

His birthday should be called Dynasty Day –VI

No family has controlled any political party or government for such a long period in any other democratic country in the world. No family in the democratic world has produced three prime ministers, two of them purely because of accident of birth. The family as well as large number of Congressfellows still hope that one day Rahul Gandhi will become the fourth Prime Minister from the family.

Devendra Narain


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Written by Devendra Narain
Date of birth: January 1, 1941 Educational qualification: Master of Arts (First Class) in Political Science Visiting Fellow: (one year, 1978-79), University of Oxford, UK. Job Experience: Teaching job: Lecturer in Political Science, Patna University (February 1963 to October 1965) Indian Revenue Service: November 1965 to December 2000. Important positions held in Government of India: Head of the Project Appraisal Division (Planning Commission), Head of the Project Monitoring Division and Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary (Department of Programme Implementation), Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and Member, Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property. Retired from Government of India on December 31, 2002, as Member, Appellate Tribunal for Forfeited Property. Experience as trainer: more than 50 national and international training programmes on project management International Experience: Indian member of Inter-governmental committee on project management system by the Commonwealth Secretariat in 1985; Member of Indian delegation to the (erstwhile) Soviet Union (1986) Area of expertise: Project Management (ex-ante Project Appraisal, CBA, Monitoring, ex-post evaluation). Experience as author: Co-author of a book on Indian Constitution in 1970 (now out of print); More than two dozen articles on different aspects of project management; 11 stories (10 satirical and one serious) in English and Hindi, published in leading magazines and a leading Hindi newspaper. Presently writing articles on social, political, economic and administrative issues available on my website and LinkedIn. Website: Present on social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) Published collection of short stories in Hindi: "ये टेढ़े मेढ़े रास्ते". Paperback available on Amazon and Flipkart; ebook available on Amazon.