Bal Diwas / Children’s Day
Children's Day (Bal Diwas) is a day which reminds us the preciousness of Kids. People should be aware of the importance of welfare and rights of children. Pandit Nehru is fondly called 'Chacha Nehru'. The most popular reason behind the coinage of this term for him was his love for children. It was for his special love towards children that he came to be known as Chacha or the favourite uncle for the children of the country. November 14 is marked as Children's Day to commemorate the man, the freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of a free India and is the birth anniversary of independent India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Before his death, India used to celebrate Children's Day along with the world on November 20. 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. The First Children’s day was celebrated on 14th November, 1964 in India, 1st June is celebrated as International Children’s day and the World Children’s day is on 20th November every year. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru had 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". On this day, chocolates and gifts are often distributed among children, while schools organize different events. It is also a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys and books to orphan children on this day.