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Interesting Facts About Children's Day


14 November, also the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, our nation's first Prime Minister, is celebrated as Children's Day in India. This day is to recognise the immense love Nehru had for children.

For most children, this day means a special day in school. Whether it's a fancy dress competition or a dance competition, most schools celebrate this day with much fanfare. 

While your little one gets prepared to celebrate, here are some facts that will teach her something about the significance of this special day. 


In Hindi, Children's Day Is Known As Bal Diwas

A lot of people in India refer to Children's Day as 'Bal Diwas' because that's what it is called as in Hindi. It is called 'Bal Diwas' in Nepal as well. However, our northern neighbours celebrate this occasion two months earlier than us, on 14 Sep...

Children's Day Commemorates The Birth Anniversary Of Jawaharlal Nehru

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, affectionately referred to as 'Chacha Nehru' was very fond of children. So, it was decided that in India, Children's Day would fall on his birthday. This is why India celebrates Children's Day on a different date from the ...

Universal Children's Day Is On 20 November

Unlike India, most of the rest of the world celebrates Children's Day on 20 November. Universal Children's Day was established by the United Nations in 1954. 20 November is an important date for children worldwide as it was on this date, in the ye...

Schools Organise Celebrations For Students On This Day

Schools across the country ensure that their students have a blast on this special day. Different cultural programmes, performances, quizzes and contests are organised by schools on this day. Most schools also treat their students with delicious s...

Children Are Empowered On This Day

Children's Day isn't all just about fun and games. On this day child's rights are discussed and children are educated and empowered to exercise these rights. Besides the cultural programmes, many schools also conduct sessions for students as well ...

The Government Takes Children's Day Seriously

It isn't just schools that celebrate children's day at an institutional level, the government also does it's part to make this day special. On this day, the President of India meets and interacts with hundreds of children at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Th...

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