Children’s day Pure Bharat mein tahe dil se manaya jata hai. Is din hamare sabse pahle Pradhanmantri pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ka birthday bhi padta hai jinke janmdin ke avsar per hi ham Children’s day manate Hain. Children’s day manane ke piche ka main motive yahi hai ki pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ko bacche bahut pasand the aur unka career banane ke liye unhone apna bahut yogdan aaya IIT, IIM Jaise sansthanon ko banane mein Diya.
Unki mritiyu1964 mein Hui. Mrutyu se pahle Tak Children’s day ko vah 20 November ko manate the lekin unke mrityu ke bad yah ghoshna kar di gai ki Children’s day 14 November ko hi manaya jaega. Nehru ji ke yad mein Children’s day ko 14 November ko pure Bharat mein celebrate kiya Jane Laga.
Unka manana tha ki aaj ke bacche hi kal ka Bharat hai aur Bharat ka bhavishya hai ise ham jis tarah se bada karenge Bharat ka bhavishya waisa hi hoga.
Who started Children’s Day
Before 1964, India celebrated Children’s Day on November 20 (the United Nations observes it on this day.) However, after the death of Pandit Nehru in 1964, it was decided that his birthday be celebrated as Children’s Day.
Along with being an able administrator, Nehru enforced the establishment of some of the most prominent educational institutions in India. His vision led to the establishment of AIIMS, IIT and IIM.
Nehru has left behind a legacy of education for the children of India.
He once said, “The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.”
Who called Nehru ‘Chachaji’?
There is no documented reason for Nehru being called ‘chachaji’. However, it is said that his love for children was a major reason behind the coinage of this term. Another popular version is that Nehru was very close Mahatma Gandhi, whom he considered his elder brother. While Gandhi was known as ‘Bapu’, Nehru came to be known as ‘chachaji’.
Is Children’s Day a holiday?
Children’s Day is not a gazetted holiday. On the contrary, schools organise various events such as competitions, music and dance performances to celebrate the day.
What are the rights of a child?
According to the Constitution of India, the rights of children include:
- Right to free and compulsory elementary education for all children in the 6-14 year age group
- Right to be protected from any hazardous employment
- Right to early childhood care and education
- Right to be protected from abuse’
- Right to be protected from the economic necessity to enter occupations unsuited to their age or strength
- Right to equal opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner
- Right to freedom and dignity and guaranteed protection of childhood and youth against exploitation.
Children’s Day celebration across the world.
Children’s Day began in 1857 by Reverend Dr Charles Leonard in Chelsea, US. Even though Children’s Day is celebrated globally by most of the countries in the world on June 1, Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on November 20.