Vice President, PM pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniversary

Cheryl Sanders
November 14, 2017

However, after Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru's death in 1964, it was decided unanimously to commemorate his birth anniversary as Children's Day in the country.

Children's Day or Bal Divas is celebrated is celebrated on 14 November, honoring the birthday of India's first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The celebrations, hence, no longer are limited to organizing cultural and fun activities for children and have also become an occasion to inspire young children to become responsible citizens when they grow up.

Born on November 14, 1889, in Allahabad (in what was then the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh, now Uttar Pradesh), Nehru was fondly called "Chacha Nehru". To commemorate his birthday, various cultural programmes are held across the schools. It is not unknown that Dr. Kalam loved to personally take classes and teach children. As we all agree children are the seeds of the plant which will give us sweet fruits and they are the bright sunshine of the society with great future.

Before his death, India used to celebrate Children's Day along with the world on November 20. Institutions also arrange food including candies, chocolates, gifts to make them feel special. Here is one simple speech for school children, on "Children's day".

"On Bal Diwas, let us rededicate ourselves to spreading more awareness about various facets of child rights and securing these rights for our children".

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had once said, "The children of today will make the India of tomorrow".

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