Children’s day in India gets celebrated on 14th of November every year, and it acts as a tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru because 14th November is his birthday and people say that he loved children a lot, and that is why to remember him, children’s day gets celebrated every year throughout the country.
International Celebration of Children’s Day
Many countries globally celebrate their Children’s Day on 1st of June in line with the International Day for Protection of children that was started on 1st of June in 1950 in Moscow.
On this day, children are encouraged to interact with children across countries and culture. Children from privileged societies interacting with children from poverty-driven or war zone areas have a lot to learn and similarly for the others that there is hope and another face of the world beyond there’s. This helps develop better and more responsible Global citizens.
The other reason is to protect children from vulnerable sections such as the poor or war inflicted zones as also from the vulnerable sections of the western world.
Children’s Day in India
In India Children’s day is celebrated on 14th of November which is the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. Pandit Nehru was very fond of children and recognized the need to focus energies on development and education of children for a better future for India. Children loved him and called him Chacha Nehru. After Nehru passed away on 27th May in 1964, his birthday was declared as Bal Diwas as against 20th November that was earlier celebrated in India as Children’s Day.
Schools organize many activities such as magic shows or other competitions. Other organizations too have activities or talks about the betterment of children to celebrate this day. People often make donations to orphanages on Children’s Day.
Children’s day is celebrated differently in various ways
- Some students prepare an act in which they pay tribute to the great leader Jawahar Lal Nehru and their colleagues and show the efforts made by Nehru for the freedom of the country.
- A lot of schools organize a sports day on this special occasion in which various kinds of sports competitions get held in the schools and students of every class take part in these games.
- A lot of schools declare a holiday on this special occasion and give homework to the students to write something special about Jawahar Lal Nehru as a tribute.
Children are the buds that will be the flowers in the garden tomorrow. We need to nurture and tend to them at this delicate age and give them all that is necessary for them to bloom into their highest potentials. That is when the world will become the perfect garden.