Monday, May 20, 2013

Gandhi and Nehru

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was the preeminent leader of Indian nationalism in British-ruled India.

Employing non-violent civil disobedience, Gandhi led India to independence and inspired movements for non-violence, civil rights and freedom across the world.

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics for much of the 20th century.

He was a passionate advocate of education for India's children and youth, believing it essential for India's future progress.  His government oversaw the establishment of many institutions of higher learning, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Management and the National Institutes of Technology.

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