With the reopening of schools, Children's Day is likely to be a hit in city schools. Every year, this day sees tremendous excitement among children. From school fares to special assemblies and celebration, all kids have a lot to look forward to. With this, it is also important for your young ones to know the relevance of this day.
Every year, the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru is observed as Children's Day. Nehru was a strong supporter of children's rights and very loved by kids who fondly called him 'Chacha Nehru'.
Nehru believed that children are a nation's real strength and the foundation of society. If supported and given the right resources, each child is a wonder. He said in one of his speeches, “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country."
In addition to commemorating Nehru's birthday, Children's Day is observed to promote children's rights, education, and access to medical care.
Earlier, United Nations and India observed World Children's Day on November 20. Jawaharlal Nehru, however, was killed, and the Indian Parliament approved a resolution designating his birthday as Children's Day. Children's Day is observed on November 14 to honour Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary ever since he died in 1964.
This day is celebrated at almost every school and other educational institutes to remember him and his sayings. Everywhere throughout the nation, Children's day is a happy occasion. Mostly, teachers give a free period to the students and studies are halted for the day.