Children’s Day – Bal Diwas
Children’s day in India falls on November 14th, on the Birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Lovingly called ‘Chacha Nehru‘ which means Uncle Nehru by the kids, Jawaharlal Nehru gave emphasis to the significance of giving love and affection to children, who are the bright future of India. The main purpose of this day is to encourage the welfare of children all over the country.
He thought children are the future of a Nation and they need utmost care. They win over our hearts with their angelic eyes and innocent smiles. Nehru wished is the birthday to be celebrated as Children’s Day. Since his death in 1963, his birthday is being celebrated as a children’s Day in India. So the Children’s Day is dedicated to the children of India. Children are loved by one and all. Children’s Day is not just a day to let the future generation have its say. It is a day to remember a leader who, in his quiet but determined way, laid the foundation to convert a nascent nation into a world power. The more popular and famous of Nehru’s pictures show him with children. He is always called Chacha Nehru (Nehru Uncle).
Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on 20 November. First proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.
Some of the famous quotes for children –
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.
“Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”
— Rabindranath Tagore, Bengali polymath
“If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.”
— Mahatma Gandhi, Indian political and spiritual leader
“It’s the greatest poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.”
— Mother Teresa, Roman Catholic nun
Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.
— APJ Abdul Kalam
Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.
—John F. Kennedy
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
— John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
“Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”
— Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady of the United States
Hugs can do great amounts of good — especially for children.