If I were to inquire, “What was the finest period of your life?” from a variety of people. Nine times out of ten, the word “childhood” would be used. I mean, why the heck not? As a child, you believe that everything is possible. Anything you set your mind to, from superman to multimillionaire, is possible for you. You shouldn’t limit your goals based on financial viability or other constraints. Your life may be carefree, fearless, and devoid of any sense of judgement. Peer pressure, competitiveness, and expectations take their toll on children as they become older. Their optimistic expectations are tarnished by the harsh realities they face. In their minds, they have long since outgrown the carefree days of their youth. But we’re just at the start.
For the little ones, November 14 is a really significant day. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was born today. Pandit Nehru’s popularity with children, earned him the nickname “Chacha Nehru,” and his tireless work to improve the lives of children in India inspired the designation of his birthday as Children’s Day throughout the country. The purpose of this article is to educate readers about the many facets of India’s Children’s Day. Let’s investigate the meaning behind the celebration of Children’s Day.
Significance of Children’s Day
On this day, we raise awareness of the many protections and liberties that the children of India enjoy. It is also commemorated to guarantee that all of the country’s young children get the nurturing environment and quality education they need for healthy development. Pandit Nehru thought that today’s children are the actual power of the nation, and he fought tirelessly for their right to get a quality education. The day of his birth, November 14, was chosen to honour Pandit Nehru and is now honoured as Children’s Day India every year by the Indian Parliament.
The climax of Children’s Day celebrations is often a slew of instructive and inspiring activities for kids held all around the nation at different schools and other venues.
History of Children’s Day
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was born in 1889 to a family of prominent Kashmiri Brahmans, who were well-known for their skill in government and education. His famous lawyer father Motilal Nehru moved his family to Delhi in the 18th century. He was involved in the independence struggle in India that Mahatma Gandhi was leading. Pandit Nehru has two sisters and two brothers in addition to himself.
The youth of a country, in Nehru’s view, are its future. He led India’s first Prime Ministership after leading the country’s liberation fight with Gandhiji’s help. Pandit Nehru is often referred to be “modern India’s architect.”
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution designating November 20 as Children’s Day in 1954. For a long time, India observed the holiday on the same day as the rest of the world—November 20—but following Pandit Nehru’s death in 1964, the Indian parliament overwhelmingly declared November 14 as Children’s Day.
The day on which countries celebrate children varies. Conversely, Children’s Day is celebrated by the vast majority of countries throughout the world. While most nations observe it on June 1, the United Nations observes it on November 20.
Every country cares deeply about and prioritises meeting the developmental needs of its children. The world’s children must have their rights safeguarded if they are to thrive and grow without shackles. On this Children’s Day 2022, let us all join together in celebrating the potential of children everywhere and doing our part to nurture it. The children of the world, may you have a day filled with joy on June 1, 2022.