Today, on November 14 every year, Children’s Day is celebrated all across India. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Former Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who, due to his love for children was warmly known as Chacha Nehru.
Children’s Dayunderlines on the importance of giving and spreading love, attention and affection to children. “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country,” said Jawaharlal Nehru.
PM Nehru was a very strong believer of the importance of education when it came to children. He was involved in establishing All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and the National Institutes of Technology (NIT).
On Children’s Day, schools and colleges host cultural programs and events. Many times teachers also participate in these functions in order to show their love and affection for the students. Even students perform to show their respect and fond for teachers.
In India, November 14 started being celebrated as Children’s Day only after Jawaharlal Nehru’s decease in 1964. Preceding this, like many other countries, Children’s Day was celebrated on November 20 every year, that is the universal Children’s Day by the United Nations.