The people of India celebrate children’s day on November 14 every year on the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. The day is celebrated to recognise his contribution to building an independent India and his affinity for kids.
While he was an eminent leader, his focus was always to improve the welfare programs related to the kid and build a positive future for them. He was also known as Chacha Nehru by the kids for his affection.
Earlier, Children’s day was celebrated on November 20 as the United Nations marked this day for children. However, in 1964, after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, the date was changed to November 14.
On this day, governments spread greater awareness about a child’s rights, their right to education as promised by the Constitution of India, and their overall welfare programs.
In most schools, the day is celebrated with huge pomp where celebratory events occur. Teachers prepare a unique program for their end to honour students, and notable speeches curated for children are delivered. The focal point of all the addresses is to make the students understand how the future of a country depends on them.
The school management also distributes sweets for the kids at times. On this day, many schools also ask students to wear colourful clothing instead of regular school uniform to mark the joyous occasion.