Children's Day(Bal Divas)-Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Anniversary-Celeration

Information about Children's Day(Bal Divas)


Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year as declared by the United Nations in 1954.But in India Children's Day or Bal Divas is Celebrated 14th November every year , because the date marks the birth anniversary of legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister -Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru.Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru worked great for the well being of children as well as youngsters after the independence of India. He worked so much for the education, progress and welfare of the children of India. He was very affectionate towards children and became famous as Chacha Nehru among them. For the progress and development of the youth of India, Thus on his Birthday in India Celebrated Children's day.Children's Day also known as "Bal Divas".

Information About Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru-First Prime Ministar of India

Born: November 14, 1889, 
Born Place: Allahabad
Spouse: Kamala Nehru 
Father : Motilal Nehru
Mother:Swaruprani Thussu
Died:  May 27, 1964, New Delhi

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of Independent India.Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allabhad and was educated in England, going to school at Harrow and later studying law at Trinity College Cambridge.Jawaharlal Nehru remained the Prime Minister of India for 17 long years and can rightly be called the architect of modern India. He set India on the path of democracy and nurtured its institution - Parliament, multi-party system, independent judiciary and free press. He encouraged Panjayati Raj institutions.

The seven years he spent in England widened his horizons and he acquired a rational and skeptical outlook and sampled Fabian socialism and Irish nationalism, which added to his own patriotic dedication.Jawaharlal Nehru returned to India in 1912 and started legal practice. He married Kamala Nehru in 1916. Jawahar Lal Nehru joined Home Rule League in 1917. His real initiation into politics came two years later when he came in contact with Mahatma Gandhi in 1919. At that time Mahatma Gandhi had launched a campaign against Rowlatt Act. Nehru was instantly attracted to Gandhi's commitment for active but peaceful, civil disobedience. Gandhi himself saw promise and India's future in the young Jawaharlal Nehru.  

Nehru gave a clear direction to India’s role in the comity of nations with the policy of non alignment and the principle of Panchsheel, the five principles of peaceful coexistence at a time when the rivalries of cold-war were driving the humanity to its doom. His vision was that of extensive application of science and technology and industrialisation for better living and liberation from the clutches of poverty, superstition and ignorance. Education to him was very important for internal freedom and fearlessness. It was Nehru who insisted if the world was to exist at all; it must exist as one. He was generous and gracious. Emotional sensitivity and intellectual passion infused his writings, giving them unusual appeal and topicality even today. He was awardedBharat Ratna in 1955. He never forgot India's great cultural heritage and liked to combine tradition with modernity.

Jawaharlal was a prolific writer in English and wrote a number of books like ‘The Discovery of India’, ‘Glimpses of World History’, his autobiography, ‘towards Freedom' (1936) ran nine editions in the first year alone. Emotional sensitivity and intellectual passion infused his writings, giving them unusual appeal & topicality even today. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1955.

Pandit Nehru loved children and they call him affectionately as Chacha Nehru. Hie birthday is observed as Children's Day. He believed that children are the future of the nation. Nehru passed away in 1964.

Children's Day Celebration

Children's Day is Celebrated Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary day in India.The day is celebrated to pay tribute to this legendary freedom fighter for his long struggle to achieve independence from the British. To add on, Nehru was extremely fond of young children. It is due to his love and passion that this day is marked as Children's Day, thereby honoring childhood.There are many functions, events and programmes organized in schools and other organization.Most schools have cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic. Schools celebrate this day by organizing cultural programmes. Teachers of the school perform songs and dances for their students.All over India has large celebration of Children's Day or Bal Divas.

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