Children’s Day 2013, Birth Anniversary of Jawahar Lal Nehru
Children’s Day is recognized by the name ‘Bal Diwas’ in Hindi language. This day is celebrated on 14th November all over India with full enthusiasm. 14th November is the birthday of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru and the day is celebrated in remembrance of the great person. This day is the day to celebrate ‘childhood’ and Nehru’s love for children.
Mr. Jawahar Lal took birth on 14th November 1889 in Allahabad. Name of his father was Motilal Nehru who was an eminent lawyer and name of mother was Swaroop Rani. He was very intelligent and kind-hearted child. He went to England and completed his education from Cambridge. After coming back to India, he took part in the freedom struggle and became the follower of Gandhi. Indians will always remember his contributions in the freedom struggle. He became the first prime minister of India after independence. He was also a great writer and wrote some famous books like ‘Discovery of India’ and ‘Glimpses of world History’.
He was often called as Chacha Nehru by children. He was very fond of children and roses and according to his saying children are like buds in a garden. They are the future of our nation and need to be nurtured very carefully and lovingly. According to him, real strength of country is children and they are the foundation of any society. He was very popular among children and got the name ‘Chacha Nehru’ by them.
To give tribute to the great man, we celebrate his birthday as ‘Children’s day’ every year. Most of the schools organise cultural programs and students participate in many activities like dance and drama. Teachers also give performance for their students. On this day, many institutions organise social and cultural competitions all over India. So, this day is celebrated with full joy and enjoyment all over India.