Children’s Day-14th November
Written by Swaati on November 14, 2022
Whitney Houston sang a number one song in the 1980s about children being the future – and she wasn’t wrong! The children of today are the adults of tomorrow and they deserve to be given the best possible chance at making the world a better place.
Children’s Day is the perfect time to enjoy and celebrate these precious little people at a most vital time in their lives!
History of Children’s Day
Celebrated across the country of India, Children’s Day was established to bring attention to and raise awareness for the welfare, rights and education of children throughout the country.
The first Children’s Day was celebrated on November 5, 1948, and it was originally called Flower Day. The idea was to raise money to help with the United Nations Appeal for Children by selling flower tokens. The day was not celebrated annually at first, until 1954 when it was reestablished to again be a way to raise funds and awareness of the need for underprivileged children to be taken care of.
The date was changed to November 14, in honor of the birthday of then first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru. In fact, Nehru was rather famous for his affection for children during his life and they even referred to him as “Chacha Nehru”, which means Uncle Nehru. He was convinced that children needed to be cared for and attended to as the future of India.
Children’s Day continues to be observed on Nehru’s birthday and is a time when many educational programs and motivational events are organized throughout the country of India.