Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Essay on my aim in life to become an architect Minister of Independent India was also the architect of modern India. He was born great and also achieved greatness by his vision, hard labour, sincerity, honesty, patriotism and great intellectual powers.
He virtually died in harness. Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India was also the architect of modern India. He never wasted even a single moment. He was a leader of the masses and beloved to them. Their deep love and respect for him always enthused, inspired and sustained him. The good of the masses was ever at his heart.
He had undertaken many projects for the welfare of them and the prosperity of the country. He set up the National Planning Commission with himself as its first Chairman. Two years later he created a bigger National Development Council. His aim was to improve the standard of living of the people, to better their quality of life. Under him the first Five Year Plan was launched in 1951. He very carefully prepared the road-map of India’s industrialisation. Nehru made relentless attack on poverty, ignorance, backwardness and superstitions.
He was a staunch socialist and believed in equality, freedom and brotherhood. His concern for the untouchables, the weaker sections of the society and the right of women was uppermost. He was so popular that he became India and India was Nehru. He was a great nationalist and patriot but he never lost sight of internationalism and the world peace. India an important country among the developing countries of the world. His love for children was limitless.
He liked to talk and play with them. He regarded them the real wealth and golden future of India. He looked into their innocent and smiling eyes and felt assured about country’s future. This bond of love, affection and understanding was deep and abiding. I have hardly any ambition left, but there is one ambition left in me. I should throw myself with all the strength and energy left in me into the work of building up India.