Children’s Day 2024
Children’s Day 2024 will be celebrated on Thursday, the 14th of November.
When Was First Children’s Day Celebrated
The first Children’s Day in India was celebrated on 14th November 1964.
Since 1959, World Children’s Day was celebrated on 20th November every year marking the UN adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959. After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in May 1964, it was decided unanimously to celebrate Children’s Day on 14th November in India every year commemorating the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was very much fond of children. Ever since that day, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year.
Children’s Day (also known as Bal Divas) in India is celebrated every year on the 14th of November to increase awareness of people towards the rights, care, and education of children. Children are the key to the success and development of the country as they lead their country in a different and new technological way.
They are adorable and shine the same as the precious pearls. Children are God’s gifts to their parents by the almighty. They are innocent, admirable, pure, and loved by everyone.
The 14th of November is the birth date of the first Indian prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He became the prime minister of India just after the independence of India.
What is the purpose of Children’s Day?
The birthday of Chacha Nehru, a great Indian leader, is celebrated as Children’s Day. He worked great for the well-being of children as well as youngsters after the independence of India and worked so much for the education, progress, and welfare of the children of India.
He was very affectionate towards children and became famous as Chacha Nehru among them. For the progress and development of the youth of India, he established various educational institutions such as the Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Indian Institutes of Management.
He made a five-year plan which included free primary education, and free meals including milk to school children to prevent children from malnutrition in India.
About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a great leader of India and led India as the first prime minister of India just after gaining independence in 1947. He was born on the 14th of November in the year 1889 to the renowned lawyer, Mr. Motilal Nehru, and Swaroop Rani in Allahabad.
Because of being very brilliant, he was named Jawaharlal. He got his later education from England and after returning to India he started helping Indians and struggling for the independence of India. After the independence of India, he became the first prime minister of India. He was also a great poet; some of his famous writings are ‘Glimpses of World History’, ‘Discovery of India’ etc.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was fond of children as well as roses; he said that children are like the buds of the garden. He said that children are the country’s actual strength as they would make a developed society in the future.
Children’s Day Celebration
Children’s day is celebrated every year with a lot of organized programs including cultural and fun activities all over India. Government and non-government organizations, schools, NGOs, private bodies, and others conduct a variety of competitions as well as events for the children to let them know about their rights and make them happy and cheer. TV channels also demonstrate interesting programs for the children on the 14th of November.
Parents take part in this event very enthusiastically to make their children happy; they distribute gifts and greeting
The celebration started by paying tribute to Sri Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly known as Chacha Nehru. Members of all political parties paid their respect to Nehru at his memorial at Shanti Van, New Delhi.
Schools and colleges organized many cultural events and commemorated one of the greatest architects of modern India.
Google celebrated the 2018 Children’s Day with a Doodle on ‘Space Exploration’ which was made by Pingla Rahul Morey who is a student of J.B. Vachha High School, Mumbai. She was the winner of the 2018 ‘Doodle 4 Google competition.
There was a showering of greetings across various social media platforms and people including many celebrities shared their childhood pictures to keep their childhood memories intact on this special day. Many NGOs celebrated the 2018 Children’s Day with the children of various orphanages and slum areas and distributed gifts, books, and stationery. The deep love and fervor of Chacha Nehru towards the children is the big reason for celebrating Children’s Day on his birthday anniversary.
How To Celebrate Children’s Day
- Children are distributed gifts and chocolates.
- Cultural and social programs like singing, dancing, and entertaining with other musical instruments.
- Orphan children can be entertained by distributing clothes, toys, musical instruments, stationery, books, etc.
- Organizing some programs related to the freedom fighters.
- Organizing some game activities including puzzles, sweet and sugar treasure hunts, etc.
Importance of Children’s Day In India
Fredrick Douglass, an American social reformer, writer, and statesman once said- ‘It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men’. This a wise quote referring to the role children could play in laying the foundation of a strong nation; a thought also shared by a much respected Indian freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of India- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
To build a strong nation, we must instill good values in our children providing them love and care; guiding them through thick and thin till they become confident and strong enough to contribute to building the nation.
Children’s Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Pt. Nehru is a tribute to him and his belief that ‘the foundation of a strong nation depends on the happy state of its children.’ The nobleman is long gone but his thoughts live till today; reminded every year on Children’s Day.
The day reminds us of the importance of well being of our children for the nation as well as society. It also reminds us as responsible citizens of India; not to differentiate between children based on their, caste, religion, ethnicity, or financial and social status. It reminds us to protect our children, nourish and nurture them; providing them with education, opportunity to grow, and good health.
- Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.
- What we really are matters more than what other people think of us.
- The art of a people is a true mirror of their minds.
- Every little thing counts in a crisis.
- The person who talks most about his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
- Citizenship consists of the service of the country.
- Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.
- Great causes and little men go ill together.
- The purely agitational attitude is not good enough for a detailed consideration of a subject
Best And Catchy Slogans On Children’s Day
I stand for Children’s Rights
It blesses children with god
resemble flowers Children
Children are the keys to paradise
Children make your life critical
The child is a dad to the man
Genius is sorrow’s child
The country’s quality of tomorrow relies upon its youngsters’ condition of today!
Its solid and happy child resembles a sound and happy nation!
A youngster cherished today will spread the affection tomorrow!
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