Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Anniversary
Jawaharlal Nehru Birth AnniversaryReuters

14 November marks the 126th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Indian Prime Minister. The day is also celebrated as Children's Day in the country, considering Nehru's love towards kids and contribution to the educational sector. 

It was Nehru who established the prestigious educational institutions -- Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institutes of Management and National Institutes of Technology.

Politicians, celebs pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru; wish kids, share childhood photos

During his five-year plan, he guaranteed free and compulsory primary education to children, apart from launching provisions to give free milk and meals to children in order to fight malnutrition. In rural areas, he organised education centres, vocational and technical schools for adults.

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Meanwhile, as part of children's day celebrations, many programmes will be arranged in schools, where children dress up in the trademark attire of Chachaji with a red rose on the buttonhole. 

Check out some inspiring quotes by Jawaharlal Nehru below:

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.

Every little thing counts in a crisis.

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.

Citizenship consists in the service of the country.

Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.

Without peace, all other dreams vanish and are reduced to ashes.

Great causes and little men go ill together.

The man who has gotten everything he wants is all in favor of peace and order.

The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject.