Why November 14th is Celebrated as Children’s Day in India?


Everyone reminds children’s day as one of the best school memory where one used to go school for chocolates, sweets and for fun-filled events. And all we know about is that it is the day when Jawaharlal Nehru was born and is celebrated as Children’s day in childhood. But it is not just that, there’s much we don’t know. Check also: Happy Children’s Day 2017 Quotes & Wishes

In Indian history, we have many legends and fighters who stood as an inspiration, one of them is Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. He was one of the influential freedom fighters who worked with Mahatma Gandhi and with his peaceful nature and hard work became India’s first prime minister. He was the first and the longest prime minister who is also an author and a great speaker.

Pandit Nehru is sometimes referred to as the “Architect of Modern India”. In his ruling, he only trusted in following democracy, socialism, unity, and secularism. He was widely admired internationally and why not children! His affection and love towards children were remarkable. Nehru was a passionate advocate of education for India’s children and youth, believing it that they are the future of the nation. He established many educational institutions like All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institutes of Technology and the Indian Institutes of Management. Also made primary education for every child compulsion in a five-year plan under his ruling where he oversaw many programmes and even construction of thousands of schools and technical educational centers. Nehru also provided free milk and meals to children in order to fight malnutrition. This love and affection towards children made him “CHACHA NEHRU” ,a name given by the children.

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889 in Allahabad in British India his father, Motilal Nehru, a wealthy barrister and mother Swaruprani. At first children’s day was celebrated on November 20, as recommended by the United Nations. After the proclaimation by the world conference in 1954 nation’s children’s day was being celebrated on 14th November as a tribute to Nehru. He was really fond of children and even children loved him and referred to as Chacha Nehru. Pandit Nehru’s entire life went into the welfare of children across the nation. He was concerned about their care, education and well-being.

After his death in 1964, it was unanimously declared to celebrate his birthday as children’s day or Bal Diwas in India. From then Nehru’s birthday is celebrated all over India to honour children. On this day the schools and other educational institutions conduct events and functions to encourage the talent in students making them participating in many cultural and social activities. For children, this is a day of joy and happiness engaged with fun.

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