Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru Jayanti celebrated Children’s Day across India on November 14. History of Children’s Day in India date back to 1956 and raise awareness about children’s rights and education. Jawaharlal Nehru, popular among children, is known as Chacha Nehru and it is often said that children should always be cautiously and lovingly nurtured, as children are the future of the country and tomorrow. Prior to his death, Children’s Day was celebrated on November 20 to coincide with the United Nations Universal Children’s Day. After his death in 1964, a resolution was passed in Parliament to give him a fitting farewell and it was unanimously decided that his birthday should be celebrated as Children’s Day in India and this is the history of children’s day.
Jawahar Lal Nehru, under the guidance of Mahatma Gandhi, turned out to be a leader of India’s struggle for independence. He laid the foundation of independent India as sovereign, socialist, secular and a democratic republic. For this, he is credited as the architect of modern India. He loved children and was often photographed with them.
To mark Children’s Day, schools organise fun and motivational functions. Many prepare Children’s Day speech. In many schools, children are asked to ditch school uniform and wear party clothes to celebrate Bal Diwas. It’s a joyous occasion for all children, parents and teachers.
*from various sources.