Children's Day

 

November 14- Children's Day

Children’s day is a celebration of childhood. November 14 is marked as Children’s day in India. The day is dedicated to the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Pandit Nehru was born on 14th November 1889. He was very fond of children. Pandit Ji always stated that children are the future of nation and we must do everything to encourage these innocent souls. He emphasized upon the needs of providing best education and technological exposure to the kids. He strongly believed that children are the strength of the nation and they are the building base for India’s great future. Lovingly known as “Chacha Nehru” by the kids, Children’s Day is a tribute to this great politician and visionary.

India celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November but globally Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November every year. The day marks the anniversary of Declaration of the Rights of the Child adopted by the United Nations Assembly in 1959. Prior to 1959, Children’s Day was universally celebrated in the month of October. Interestingly, the idea of celebrating a day for our Children was first mooted by Shri V.K. Krishna Menon which was later approved by the United Nations. The aim of Children’s Day is to promote communal exchange and understanding among children. The day also strives to bring about beneficiary action to promote the welfare of children, all over the globe. More than 191 states have sanctioned the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

Children’s Day is dedicated to the kids. They are given goodies, sweets and gifts. Schools all over the country celebrate this day with much enthusiasm. Dance and cultural shows are organized. Kids are allowed to wear casuals. Children participate in fascinating functions. Television channels telecast special children movies and cartoon shows. Many people prefer to donate books, clothes and foods to underprivileged kids. Some institutions also sponsor the education of the poor and underprivileged kids.

 
 

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