About Children’s Day
Every year on the 14th of November children’s day is celebrated across India on the birthday of the first prime minister of India that is Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru or also known as the “Chacha Nehru” to increase the awareness about the rights of the children’s education, rights, and care.
In the whole world, children’s day is celebrated on the 20th of November every year.
Children’s Day in India
The first prime minister of India Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru’s love for the children gave him the title of “Chacha Nehru”. So, for his love towards the children and for his contribution to nation-building his birth anniversary 14th of November is celebrated as Children’s s Day in India.
History of Children’s Day in India
Before the year 1964 children’s day in India was celebrated on the day of 20th November when the whole world celebrates universal children’s day. In the year 1964, after the death of Pt. Nehru the children’s day in India started to celebrate on the day of the 14th of November on his birth anniversary. The celebration of children’s day in India started in the year 1956 after the United Nations observed the 20th November as the Universal children’s day.
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Love for Children’s
Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru had confidence and great love for the children, he believes that the children in India can change the future of the country. This confidence in children can be seen from the quote by Pt. Nehru.
“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.”
For the development of the children in India, he had an immense contribution. In the year 1955, Children’s Film Society India was established by the Pt. Nehru so that the children in India can represent them.
For the academic development of the children, he put the foundation of All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for medicine and Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) for engineering and innovation.
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Universal Children’s Day
In the year 1954, the United Nations established Universal Children’s Day, and to promote awareness among children worldwide, improving children’s welfare, and international togetherness the Universal Children’s Day was celebrated on the day of 20th of November.
The reason behind the 20th November date chosen as the Universal Children’s Day is that UN General Assembly adopted the convention and the declaration on the children’s rights that is the “Declaration of the rights of the child” was adopted in the year 1959 and the “Convention of the rights of the child” was adopted in the year 1989 on the same date of 20th of November.
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