Let us make this Children’s day truly special by gifting a brighter future and better present for the less fortunate, empowering them to shape their own lives.
Children’s day (Bal Divas in Hindi) is celebrated every year on 14th of November in India to increase people’s awareness towards the rights, care and education of children. 14th of November is the birthday anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India and has been set as children’s day all over India because of his special affection to them.
Chacha Nehru (uncle Nehru), as the children fondly referred to him, worked for the well-being of children as well as youngsters after the independence of India in 1947. He established many educational institutions and made a five year plan which includes free primary education and free meals at school for children in order to prevent children from malnutrition in India.
He often compared children with roses, saying that children are like buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society.
Children’s day is celebrated every year with a lot of organized programs including cultural and fun activities all over India. Schools, governmental and non governmental organizations conduct a variety of competitions as well as other cultural events for the children to let them know about their rights and make them happy and cheerful. TV channels also show special programs for children on November 14.
Parents take part in these events very enthusiastically; they distribute gifts and greeting cards to the children and organize picnics and parties.