Children’s Day Importance, History and Significance


Every year November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day nationwide. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the country’s first Prime Minister, was born on 14 November. Pandit Nehru was very much in love with children, that is why children used to call him affectionately as Uncle Nehru. November 14 is therefore celebrated every year as Children’s Day to understand the importance of love and attachment for children. Pandit Nehru believed that what people think about us matters more than what we are in real life.

Pandit Nehru had said about children that these children of today will build India of tomorrow. How our country will be in the future depends on how we take care of our children. The former Prime Minister gave special importance to the education of children. Pandit Nehru played a special role in the establishment of the country’s well-known All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Not only AIIMS but also the establishment of the Indian Institute of Management and the National Institute of Technology go to Pandit Nehru.

Worldwide, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November. The celebration of Children’s Day in India started in 1956. Till 1964, Children’s Day was also celebrated in India on 20 November. But after the death of Pandit Nehru in 1964, November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day in India every year. It’s notable that the United Nations declared November 20 as Children’s Day and in many countries, Children’s Day is still celebrated on November 20.

There is a big reason for celebrating Children’s Day so that all-important decisions including better education of children are taken on this day for the upliftment of children. Let me tell you that on the day of Children’s Day, big decisions are taken for the betterment of children. On the occasion of Children’s Day, the law to ban child labor was passed and the law to get children under 14 years of age came under the category of crime.

The specialty of Children’s Day is that this day is celebrated with joy and gaiety in all schools. It’s notable that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14 November 1889. He played a very active role in the independence movement of the country and after the independence of the country, he became the first Prime Minister of the country.


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