Every year on November 14, India celebrates Children's Day, also known as 'Bal Diwas,' with a lot of fun and frolic. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, India's first Prime Minister, was born on this day. The day is dedicated to him, who was affectionately known as Chacha Nehru because of his fondness for children. On this day, we take a stroll down memory lane and thank the little kids for their presence in our lives.
Why India Celebrates Children's Day On November 14
This day is dedicated to children in order to increase awareness of their rights, care, and education. The United Nations established November 20 to be Universal Children's Day, but after the death of Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1964, the Indian parliament enacted a resolution designating the first Prime Minister's birth anniversary as Children's Day. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, and he saw children as the nation's future citizens. Jawahar Lal Nehru once stated "The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country."
Nehru was the driving force behind the establishment of the Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and the Indian Institutes of Management, among others. He was an outspoken supporter of children's education and a tireless fighter for their rights.
How India Celebrates Children's Day
This day is observed in schools and other educational institutions, with educational performances and lectures emphasising the significance of education for children, as well as a variety of leadership activities and competitions. To make the day extra special for the kids, they are given toys, gifts, and sweets. Teachers perform for the amusement of the students in numerous schools.
On this day, special guests and dignitaries are welcomed to educational institutions to inspire, celebrate, and empower children. Students from various schools join together for extracurricular activities and to commemorate the significance of this day.