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                         CHILDREN’S DAY -NOVEMBER 14, 2021

“Children do not think off difference among themselves.”

                                                                              - Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Children’s Day celebrated on November 14 all over the India to increase the awareness of right, care, education for all children. The day is a tribute for India’s First Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru known as “Chacha Nehru”. He advocated for children to have fulfilled education. Nehru considered children as the real strength of a nation and foundation of society. The nation usually celebrates Children’s Day with educational and motivational programs held across India, by and for children.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India. Was born in Allahabad on November 14, 1889. He received his early education at home under private tutors. At the age of fifteen, he went to England and after two years at Harrow, joined Cambridge University where he took his tripos in Natural Sciences. He was later called to the Bar from Inner Temple. He returned to India in 1912 and plunged straight into politics. Nehru, under the guidance of Gandhi, came the first prime minister of independent India. He tries to make India as secular, socialist, secular, and a democratic republic.

November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was affectionately addressed as Chacha Nehru by kids. Nehru, a central figure in Indian politics before and after the independence, had deepest desire to work for the welfare of children and the youth in the country. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a passionate leader who had the vision to do remarkable things for children and youths.

To change the future generation of India, Nehru took a special interest in the education system of the country. He not only ensured that every child in the country gets free primary education, but also established several higher educational institutions including All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), and Indian Institutes of Management (IIM).

 After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, a resolution was passed in the parliament unanimously to honour him, declaring his birth anniversary as the official date of Children’s Day. India used to celebrate Children’s Day on November 20 every year before 1956 as the United Nations, in 1954, had declared the day as Universal Children’s Day. Therefore, each year since then, November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of the country’s first PM.

If you want to know why Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday is celebrated as 'Children's Day' in short, he loved two things dearly one; Red Roses and two; Children. Prior to Nehru's death, India used to celebrate Children's Day on November 20, the date observed as Universal Children's Day by The United Nations., His books on Indian history and world history are read by children in schools and have also been adopted into TV series. After serving the country as the PM for 17 years, he died on May 27,1964.

Now most of the schools, colleges organize speech, motivational functions in Children’s Day. In many schools, children are asked to ditch school uniforms and wear party clothes.










  • Jayakrishnan k
  • 30-07-2021

Nice write-up, great info

  • Vishak S Menon
  • 30-07-2021

Nice share!

  • Sivaprasad Jaykumar
  • 30-07-2021

Great work!