Introduction – Children’s Day is observed every year on November 14 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. Jawahar Lal Nehru is also known as ‘’Chacha Nehru’’. Pandit Nehru believed that children are the real and future strength of a country and the foundation of society. In past, Nehru loves to meet kids or children with huge affection so the birth anniversary of Nehru will be celebrated as a Children’s Day on November 14 in India. This national day is also called as ‘Bal Divas’
History – Earlier, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on November 14th 1889, and had introduced many educational institutions such as All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institute of Management, and the Indian Institute of Technology. Children or kids adored him and lovingly called him as ‘’Chacha Nehru’’. Thus, the birth anniversary of Jawahar Lal Nehru was celebrated as Children’s Day across the country.
A resolution was passed in the Parliament to celebrate his birth anniversary as Children’s Day in India after the death of Jawahar Lal Nehru in the year 1964. Children’s Day is celebrated across the country to raise awareness about the rights of a child such as the right to education for every child with appropriate care.
Significance – Many schools organize several cultural programs with teachers that perform songs and dances for their students across the country. Several schools are also organizing many sports competitions for students. Children’s day is celebrated with fun or joy in several schools by organizing debates, quiz competitions, seminars, drawing or sports competitions, and many more programs are schools and other educational institutions all over the country.