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.
May like to read more articles on Nehru-Gnadhi dynasty
A dynasty called Indian National Congress https://www.devendranarain.com/a-dynasty-called…ational-congress/
Congress party and Nehru-Gandhi dynasty are destroying each other https://www.devendranarain.com/congress-party-a…oying-each-other/
Who will make India Congress-mukt? https://www.devendranarain.com/who-will-make-india-congress-mukt