Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India was born on 14th November 1889 and became one of the most influential personalities of pre and post independence era. Children’s Day is celebrated each year the birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru. Children use to call him ‘Chacha Nehru’.
The day is celebrated in schools and educational societies with a great enthusiasm, where children participate in the dance and drama events. Stories and rhymes about Nehru’s love for children are prepared and performed by the kids. This remarkable day signifies Chacha Nehru’s love and affection with the kids of the nation and across the boundaries and vice versa.
Pandit Nehru is fond of children and use to gift toys, balloons and other presents on regular basis. This makes him popular and lovable among the children of all ages. This day is celebrated across the country to spread as well as increase awareness about Child’s rights and education.
A large number of cultural program and activities are organized all over the country. Different institutions such as Government departments, non government organizations NGO’s, schools, etc, conduct various competitions for children of different age groups. These competitions include singing, dancing, hand writing, debates, painting and much more.
In pre schools, play schools and kindergarten the teachers use to tell stories related to Nehru to the little ones. This builds up the sense of affection in the heart of kids and they become more eager about the celebrations. This way, the kids get to know the reason for celebrating Children’s day and the ways to make the day more meaningful.
Many social as well as cultural activities are organized by non government organizations for the welfare of underprivileged and orphan kids. Jawarharlal Nehru often says “Children should always be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow”. His immense love towards the children made him popular among them as well as the whole society.
Apart from cultural programs and traditional events, a number of Children Welfare Schemes and Education Acts are introduced on the Children’s Day. There are a number of programs that are launched on this day each year by Government and non Government authorities. Central and State government also showcase Kid’s Movies by organizing film festival in different regions of the country.