‘Bal Diwas’ or ‘Children’s Day’

Today is the day we celebrate ‘little people’ in our lives.  In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th day of November every year, the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Jawahar Lal Nehru also called ‘Chacha Nehru’. Children’s day celebration in India dates back to 1959 while India was vigorously shaping its education policies.

Jawaharlal Nehru was a passionate advocate of education for India’s children and youth. He believed it essential for India’s future progress. His government oversaw the establishment of many institutions of higher learning, including the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, the Indian Institutes of Technology, the Indian Institutes of Management and the National Institutes of Technology.

Prior to the death of Nehru, India was celebrating Children’s Day on November 20 (the date observed as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations), but subsequently, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Children’s Day in India.

Children’s Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. 

Here is another thought that we found to be valuable. “A child is closer to life than you are. When a child comes into your life, it is time to  relearn life, not teach them your ways” Sadhguru.



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