India is celebrating the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru today. The birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India is celebrated as Children’s Day every year on November 14. Popular among children, Jawaharlal Nehru was fondly called Chacha Nehru. Before his death, Children’s Day or Bal Diwas was celebrated on November 20, coinciding with Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. After his death in 1964, a resolution was passed in the Parliament and it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Children’s Day in India. The Children’s Day celebration also speaks of children’s rights, care and education.
Why Children’s Day celebrate on November 14
After the declaration by the United Nations, India also used to celebrate November 20 as Children’s Day till 1964. In 1964, however, after the death of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, it was decided to remember him and honour his memory and celebrate his birthday as ‘Bal Diwas’ or Children’s Day. From then on, India celebrates Children’s Day on November 14.
1. Children are the future. Nurture them right, so that they grow up to be able leaders and lead the world towards light. Happy Children’s Day.
2. Wishing you a very Happy Children’s Day, my munchkin – you remind me of my good ol’ childhood days. Every single prank you pull makes me believe that you are my own child! And after becoming your mum, I have a new-found respect for my parents!
3. To me, you are the most precious of blessings. And I cherish every moment that I spend with you. Happy Children’s Day, my dear child!
4. There are warmth and innocence in the smile of children that whenever they smile, there is joy in the air and love among neighbours. What wonders your little smile can do! Happy Children’s Day, my little one!
5. Childhood is a happy place to be in, so enjoy your childhood days and make good memories! You will cherish them when you grow up. Have a Happy Children’s Day!