Children's Day is celebrated with great delight on 14th November. Children are the gifts to their parents by the almighty. They are innocent, admirable, and pure and loved by everyone. The motive of celebration of Children's Day on Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday is because of his love, affection and craze for children. Children across the country use to call him as "Chacha Nehru".
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru alias “Chacha Nehru”
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had born as on 14th of November 1889. He was the first Prime Minister of India who ruled the country for longest period. He was the great follower of peace and prosperity. Pandit Nehru Jayanti is a festival for the country of India. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is not only known for his political career or for service of country but was also famous among children. His love to children was same as his love for red rose flower.
Why Children’s Day or Bal Divas is Celebrated
Children’s day, also known as Bal Divas, is celebrated every year to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of children. Children are the key of success and development of the country. Pandit Nehru worked so much for the education, progress, well being and welfare of the children as well as youngsters of India. He had established various educational institutions such as Indian Institutes of Technology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Indian Institutes of Management. Free primary education, free meals including milk were provided to the school children in order to prevent children from malnutrition in India. The deep love and enthusiasm of Chacha Nehru towards the children is the big reason of celebrating the Children’s Day at his birthday anniversary. He said that children are the country’s actual strength as they would make developed society in future.
Children’s Day Celebration
A lot of programs including cultural and fun activities are organized all over the India. Government and non government organizations, schools, NGOs, private bodies and other conducts variety of competition for the children to let them known about their rights and make them happy and cheer. TV channels also demonstrate the interesting programs for the children on 14th of November. Parents take part in this event very enthusiastically to make their children happy; they distribute gifts, greeting cards to their sons and daughters. They go on picnic, long drive and enjoy the day with party.
Celebration with orphans and underprivileged children
Many Non-Governmental Organizations organize programs for the poor and deprived children. Children are distributed gifts and chocolates. Varieties of competitions are organized such as fancy dress, debates, speech related to the freedom fighters, country, storytelling and quizzes. Cultural and social programs like singing, dancing and entertaining with other musical instruments are part of it. Children can be entertained by distributing the clothes, toys, musical instruments, stationery, books, etc. Organizing some game activities including puzzle, treasure hunt, etc. are of great amusement. Underprivileged children are entertained by organizing musical programs by famous musician and speech on health, care and progress.
Intention of celebration
The future of the country depends upon the present children. If they do not develop in a proper way, the country's future will be ruined. The neglecting people will get an opportunity to think of the future of their children. The whole society will think of its duty and responsibility towards the children. They will think of what have been done for the children in the year past and what should be done for them in the year coming.
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