Children’s day, also known as “Bal Diwas” or “Bal Din” is celebrated in India every year on 14th November on the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister.
Jawaharlal Nehru was very fond of children and he always emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, who he saw as the bright future of India.
It was children who gave him the endearing name of ‘Chacha Nehru’
Pandit Nehru is also regarded as the country’s special child to have been the first Prime Minister, after her long struggle for independence.
Therefore Children’s Day is a day set aside to remember Pandit Nehru and his love for children.
Children’s Day Celebrations in India :
In India on occasion of Children’s day people remember Nehruji, and the day is marked with a lot of activities for children. Schools and colleges arrange special Children’s day programs and activities.
Celebrating Children’s Day is about giving children the right to enjoy and grow into healthy and educated citizens of the country.
Note : Globally, the Universal Children’s Day is celebrated by the United Nations on November 20, to promote the well-being of children and to uplift their social rights.