Children’s Day is celebrated with zeal and great enthusiasm across Indian on November 14 every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, who was known for his love and affection for children. He was fondly called ‘Chacha Nehru’. On this special occasion, parents and teachers give gifts to children and schools organise several functions and other interesting activities.

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Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889. He regarded children as the ‘future of the country’ and believed that children of today make the India of tomorrow. He once said that the way we bring the children up determine the future of the country.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru always emphasised the importance of education for children. He also played a major role in the establishment of some colleges and educational institutions in India.

Before the death of Jawahlal Nehru in 1964, India celebrated Children’s Day on November 20. After his demise in 1964, it was decided that Children’s Day or Bal Diwas would be observed on November 14, the birth anniversary of Chacha Nehru, ever year in India.

Today, November 20 is celebrated as Universal Children’s Day, as declared by the United Nations.

On this day, people also distribute gift items like books, toys, chocolates etc to the under privileged children. These days, people also prefer to take the poor kids to some restaurants to treat them and make them feel special on ‘their’ day.

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Children’s Day Quotes

Here are some inspiring quotes by Chacha Nehru on the importance of nuturing children with love and care, and giving them the vision with which they can dream a better tomorrow.

Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow—Pandit Nehru

There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children—Nelson Mandela

The soul is healed by being with children—Fyodor Dostoyevsky

If we are to teach real peace in the world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the childrenMahatma Gandhi

Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man—Rabindranath Tagore

Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow—Dr. APJ Adbul Kalam

If there is education, there will be everything in life. Government can make roads, hospitals and also construct school buildings. But your homes can brighten up only if your children are educated. I am confident that if we focus on education, our society will certainly develop—Narendra Modi

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Children’s Day Campaigns

Below are some of the best campaigns launched by brands to celebrate Children’s Day:-

Kerala’s media conglomerate Mathrubhumi had launched its multi-pronged campaign “Re-imagine the future” on the ocassion of Bal Diwas (Children’s Day)

The Dessert Street patisserie came up with #DessertStreetForKids campaign, in which underprivileged children were treated to mouth-watering desserts on the special occasion.

The heart-touching Adani Group’s film on Children’s Day showcases how the the elderly need as much care as our children.

Ford relased a comic book titled ‘Discover More with Ford’ which inspires readers to be the change they want to see in making travel safe – for drivers and pedestrians.

The Free Press Journal changed its masthead to ‘Free Child Journal’ to draw the nation’s attention towards some important issues that needed to be addressed.

SBI Life’s digital campaign #DilBacchaTohSabAccha was created with an objective to support the cause of ‘equal education’ for children with multiple disabilities with visual impairment (MDVI).

Vodafone, through its campaign  #LookUp urged all the parents to disconnect with phones to connect with their children and give them their full attention.

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