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Children’s Day in India (Hindi: बाल दिवस, Telugu: బాలల దినోత్సవం)

Quick Facts
  • Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world, to honor children globally.
  • In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India.
  • He was born on 14th of November in the year 1889 to the renowned lawyer, Mr. Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani in the Allahabad.
  • He got his later education from the England and after returning to India he actively participated in struggle for independence of India.
  • He was also a great poet; some of his famous writings are ‘Glimpses of World History’, Discovery of India’ etc.
  • He was really fond of children as well as roses that’s 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 developed society in future.
  • Nehru was very particular about the progress of the Indian youth. He wanted to create responsible citizens out of young boys and girls.
  • Under his regime he established several educational institutions including All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Indian Institutes of Technology, and Indian Institutes of Management.
  • He included and highlighted the point in his five years plan that every child in India would get free and compulsory primary education.
  • Children’s day is celebrated with great enthusiasm in India, many programs including cultural and fun activities are organized all over the India by Government and nongovernment organizations, schools, NGOs and private bodies.

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