Children’s Day: History & Importance

New Delhi: Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14 every year. The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of Independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

This year marks the 131st birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

Previously, Children’s Day was celebrated in India on November 20. It is the day World Children’s Day is celebrated by the United Nations. But, after the death of Chacha Nehru, a resolution was passed in the Indian Parliament to mark his birthday as Children’s Day.

Jawaharlal Nehru passed away in the year of 1964. Since then, to commemorate his birth anniversary, Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru believed that children are the future of the country and the foundation of society.

Apart from Chacha Nehru’s birth anniversary, Children’s Day is also celebrated to raise awareness of children’s education, rights and to see that proper care is accessible to all.

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