Saturday, December 25, 2021
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Tuesday, November 9, 2021
The Children's Day is celebrated every year on November 14, in the memory of the first prime minister of India, Pandit Jwaharlal Nehru, who born on this day in 1889. Fondly known as Chacha, Nehru has affection towards children. Once he said that he may not have time for adults but has ennough time for children. This day is dedicated to Children and raise awareness and empower children about their rights, care, and education. Children’s day was first observed on November 20 declared by Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations but after the death of Jawahar Lal Nehru in the year 1964, the Indian parliament passed a resolution to mark the first Prime Minister’s birth anniversary as Children’s day. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889, he considered children as the future of the nation and the citizen of tomorrow. “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country,” Jawahar Lal Nehru had once said.
Nehru was the man behind establishing institutes including Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and Indian Institutes of Management. He was a strong advocate of Children’s education and worked hard for their rights.
Before 1964, India celebrated Children's Day on November 20 (the United Nations observes it on this day.) However, after the death of Pandit Nehru in 1964, it was decided that his birthday be celebrated as Children's Day. Along with being an able administrator, Nehru enforced the establishment of some of the most prominent educational institutions in India. His vision led to the establishment of AIIMS, IIT and IIM. Nehru has left behind a legacy of education for the children of India.
There is no documented reason for Nehru being called 'chachaji'. However, it is said that his love for children was a major reason behind the coinage of this term. Another popular version is that Nehru was very close Mahatma Gandhi, whom he considered his elder brother. While Gandhi was known as 'Bapu', Nehru came to be known as 'chachaji'.
Children’s Day in India is celebrated with fun events in schools where the children are presented with toys, sweets and gifts as an attempt to make the day special for them. Apart from the tribute Children’s Day offers to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the celebration speaks of children’s rights, care and education. On this day, schools and colleges organise various programmes like plays, competitions, cultural events etc., and sweets, books, stationary and other gifts are distributed to children. Also, November 20 is celebrated as the Universal Children’s Day, as declared by the United Nations. The day is a reminder that every child deserves education, nurturing and the best of everything. They are the building blocks of the nation and hence, the future of the nation depends how well they are brought up. To those who are now an adult, keep the kid inside you alive!