14th Nov, Children’s Day – The light and hope for a better future.
Children’s Day is celebrated every year on this day, to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru once said, “Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.” Children can be made stronger and sharper since kids are like wet cement: whatever falls on them makes an impression.
Children are the ones that have the purest hearts and they are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.
Children’s Day – Date
Every year this Day is celebrated across India on November 14th to celebrate the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru.
Jawaharlal Nehru celebrated his birthday on November 14. He was a great supporter of children’s rights and advocated for an all-inclusive education system where knowledge is accessible to all. He believed that children are the future of the nation and the foundation of society, and hence, their well-being should be given the highest priority.
History of Children’s Day
This Day was earlier celebrated on November 20, when World Children’s Day was celebrated by the United Nations. However, after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, a resolution was passed in the Indian Parliament to mark his birthday as Children’s Day. He died in the year 1964 and since then to mark his birth anniversary, Children’s Day has been celebrated on 14th November.
Children’s Day – Significance
This Day is celebrated every year to make children believe that they are the future of the nation and the foundation of a strong and firm society. Apart from Nehru’s birth anniversary, this Day is also celebrated to raise awareness of children’s education, and rights and to give proper care to each child of India.
This special Day is celebrated all over India with grandeur and in a very popular way. On this day, children were showered with a lot of love, gifts and pampering. This day is mainly celebrated in schools and colleges by organizing programmes and entertaining performances for the children who are also showered with gifts that consist of eatables, books and cards.
This Children’s Day let us make learning accessible for all children, prioritise kids’ health and ensure their well-being.