Children's Day (India)

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Children's Day
Observed by India
TypeNational
SignificanceTo increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children
DateNovember 14
Next time14 November 2019 (2019-11-14)
FrequencyAnnual

Children's Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children.[1][2] It is celebrated on 14 November every year. On this day, many educational and motivational programs are held across India, by and for children.

History[edit]

The celebration of Children's Day in India dates back to 1956. Prior to the death of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, India was celebrating Children's Day on November 20 (the date observed as Universal Children's Day by the United Nations). After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Children's Day in India. [3][4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bal Diwas to mark chacha Nehru's B'day on Nov 14". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Nobel Peace laureate Satyarthi celebrates Children's Day with slum kids". Aninews.in. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  3. ^ "Why We Celebrate Children's Day On 14 Nov When UN Observes It On 20 Nov Worldwide". badhaai.com. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ Bollywood Country. "Children's Day". IANS Live. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Children's Day celebration photos". Kvsrobangalore.org. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
  6. ^ "'Bal diwas — a day to celebrate hair?'". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 November 2014.