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Every year, November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day in India.

Every year, November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day in India. Well, this day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, and his love for children.

On this day, stress is given on the importance of rights of children, and at the same time, awareness is raised on the need to get them educated, as they form the future of the country.


Interestingly, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was popularly known as 'Chacha Nehru' and he was quite popular among children. The reason behind his popularity is because he considered children to be the future assets of the country. So, as he focused majorly on children, hence, he came to be called as 'Chacha Nehru' by the children of India.

As Nehru once said, “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country," so for the upliftment of the youth, he, along with the help of others, established pioneer institutions like the 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).

It must be noted that the celebrations of this day date back to 1956, when the day was observed as 'Universal Children's Day' on November 20, keeping with the United Nations. But, after the passing of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, it was decided that the celebrations be moved to commemorate his birth anniversary and his fondness for children. Since then, November 14 has been celebrated as Children's Day in India.

On this day, various cultural events and programmes are held in educational institutions all across India where children along with teachers remember Chacha Nehru and his ideologies.

Keywords: Children's Day, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Children's day Celebration, Chacha Nehru.


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