Children’s day is celebrated on 14th November in India every year as a tribute to the country’s first Prime Minister – Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru.
Loved by kids, Jawaharlal Nehru was fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru’. As Jawaharlal Nehru was born this day, that is November 14, in 1889, this day is celebrated to pay tribute to him.
Before 1964, India used to celebrate Children’s Day on November 20, which was observed as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. But after Jawaharlal Nehru’s death in 1964, the authorities decided to celebrate Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday as Children’s Day or commonly known as ‘Bal Diwas’ in India as a token for his love and affection towards children.
On Children’s Day, chocolates and gifts are distributed among children and schools organize various events such as competitions, music and dance performance to celebrate the spirit of being a child.
Jawaharlal Nehru once said,
“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country”
It was the persistence and futuristic thinking of Jawaharlal Nehru that led to the establishment of some of the most prominent educational institutions in India.
His vision of developing young minds laid the foundation of setting up not only the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, or AIIMS, or the Indian Institutes of Technology but also the Indian Institutes of Management.
In order to show the gratitude towards Jawaharlal Nehru’s role in shaping the young minds and establishing world-renowned educational institutions for children in the country, November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day.
At IFORHER, we request our readers to spread the joy and happiness among those unprivileged kids, who are not blessed enough to celebrate the spirit of being a child. We applaud all those souls, who distribute gifts like clothes, toys, and books to these unprivileged kids on Children’s Day.