14 November: Children’s Day
India on 14 November 2014 celebrated Children’s Day (known as Bal Diwas in Hindi). The day is observed to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of children.
Children’s day in India is observed annually on the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. The day is observed on Nehru’s birthday to showcase his love for children and he is also regarded as Chacha Nehru for children.
About Jawaharlal Nehru
• He was the first Prime Minister of free India
• He was born on 14 November 1889 at Allahabad
• He pursued his MA from Cambridge, England
• He was one of the follower of Mahatma Gandhi
• He has written some books like
a) Glimpses of World History
b) Discovery of India
c) His letters to his daughter, Indira were also compiled into a book, which reflects his philosophical outlook, his compassion and above all, his tender heart.
Apart from this, the Universal Children's Day is observed annually on 20 November by United Nations recommendation. United Nations adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on 20 November 1958.
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