Children’s Day: Let the child in you relive
November 14, being the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, India also celebrates Children’s Day. Fondly known and addressed as ‘Chacha Nehru‘, he was a strong advocate of children’s education and was also involved in the establishing of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), the Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM) and the National Institutes of Technology (NIT).
India used to celebrate Children’s Day in India on 20th November every year before 1956 as the United Nations, in 1954, had declared the day as Universal Children’s Day.
But, after the death of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964, a resolution was passed in the parliament unanimously to honour to Pt. Nehru declaring November 14 as National Children’s Day, the day of his birth anniversary. Therefore, each year since then 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of the country’s first PM.