Special Sub-Topic: Gandhi and Nehru
|Please tell me the full name of Gandhi.|
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Little Gandhi was born in a town called Porbander in the western state of Gujarat in India. Nobody (I'm sure nobody!) had thought at that time Gandhi was going to be the architect of Indian independence.
|The Nehru family was previously called Kauls. The reason they changed their family name to Nehru was because they lived near a nehar (river).|
t. Yes, when they came to Delhi from Jammu and Kashmir, the family lived next to a nehar. Thus, the name Nehru. Jawahar Lal was born after his family adopted this surname.
|Which king's historical story inspired little Gandhi to speak the truth every time?|
Raja Harishchandra. According to Indian history, Raja Harishchandra always spoke the truth and so his name became famous everywhere. He even sold his family to pay the debt of a sage! Later, inspired from his story, Gandhi proved the point that 'Truth Alone Wins'.
|Who was the mother of J.L. Nehru?|
Swarup Rani. Jawhar was born to Motilal Nehru and Swarup Rani on 14th November, 1889. This day is now celebrated as Children's Day all over India.
|In which country did Mahatma Gandhi try to fight against the oppression of the blacks by the whites?|
South Africa. Gandhi practised law in South Africa, but when he saw that the situation in India was far more pathetic, he decided to return. From 1914 to 1919, he simply studied the political situation of India.
|When was Nehru elected as the President of the prestigious Indian National Congress?|
1929. In 1928, his father had been President of the institution. The next year, he himself was elected to the post. It was in 1930 that his wife Kamla died.
|Which action did Gandhi call a 'Himalayan Miscalculation'?|
Calling off the Non-Cooperation Movement. The NCM was started with the foremost condition of peace by Gandhi, but with a violent incident in Chauri-Chaura(UP), Gandhi called off the nationwide movement. Later it was realised that it was going to profit no one but the British.
|Mr. Nehru is fondly referred to by children as ________ Nehru.|
Chacha. Chacha is a Hindi word meaning 'Uncle'. Chacha Nehru had a great love for the tiny-tots. The kids still have this image of his in their minds - a gentleman with a Gandhian cap on his head, and a handsome red rose in the pocket of his high-necked Achkan.
|Bal G. Tilak was the political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi.|
F. No, it was Gopal Krishna Gokhale, whom Gandhi took as his political guru.
|Who gave the famous speech on February 2, 1948 after Gandhiji passed away on January 30?|
Nehru. Yes, this one was both on Nehru and Gandhi! Hope you liked the quiz.
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