Happy Children’s Day
Children’s Day is being celebrated across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru loved children for they deserve affection and care. Nehru used to say, children, who are the bright future of the country need to be loved and their welfare should always come first. To reciprocate his love for them, children called Jawahar Lal Nehru as Chacha Nehru.
Before Jawahar Lal Nehru passed away this day, the 14th of November was declared as the official Children’s Day in India, this day was observed on the 20th of November every year. This day was declared International Children’s Day by the United Nations after it adopted the Declaration of Child Rights. After his death, his birthday was announced as the official Children’s Day of the country.
Jawaharlal Nehru was born to a family of Kashmiri Brahmans on November 14, 1889. His family had migrated to Delhi early in the 18th century. He was the son of Motilal Nehru, who was a renowned lawyer and leader of the Indian independence movement. He became one of Mahatma Gandhi’s prominent associates. Jawaharlal was the eldest of four children, two of whom were girls. One of his sisters, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, later became the first woman president of the United Nations General Assembly.
“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country” said Pandit Nehru said.
The nation has adopted a number of ways to celebrate this beautiful day from schools organizing recreational and merrymaking activities for the students to various government and non-government organizations launching schemes for the welfare of the children. Let us join hands to make tomorrow a better place for the little ones. Love them, educate them and support them.
Why is Children’s Day Celebrated on 14th November?
14th November marks the birth anniversary of one of the most prominent leaders of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was known to be fond of children and saw the immense potential in them. Children’s lovingly called him as Chacha Nehru.