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What is the Essence of Celebrating Children's Day

What is the Essence of Celebrating Children’s Day

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Why is Children's Day Important?

Why is Children's Day Important

Children are God’s most precious creatures, and as we hear the word, we are filled with joy and happiness. Thus celebrating children’s day is the most perfect way of appreciating God’s most pure gift. 

Pt. Nehru said that “the children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.” These inspirational remarks have a seriousness that will last a lifetime. He dedicated his entire life to ensuring that every child has access to quality education.   

Thus, children are the vibrant tiny clays that can be shaped into stunning monuments that will enhance the value of the country. In raising the next generation, parents and teachers are crucial.

In addition to advancing their knowledge, the education we provide them also instills in them the values of humanity and kindness.

When is Children's Day Celebrated in India?

When is Children's Day Celebrated

Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year across India. The day is marked in the honor of the first Prime Minister of our country Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, whose birth anniversary falls on the same date.

Significance of Celebrating Children's Day

Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru believed that young children should have the right to a complete education since they are important in forming a nation.

He adored children and used to spend quality time with them. Children lovingly called him “Chacha Nehru”. 

Celebrating children’s day also serves as a reminder that every child has the right to access essential services besides education, such as healthcare and sanitary facilities, regardless of caste, creed, socioeconomic situation, or political affiliation.

According to the Constitution of India, the Rights of Children include:

  • Right to free and compulsory elementary education for all children in the 6-14 year age group   (Article 21 A)
  • Right to be protected from any hazardous employment till the age of 14 years (Article 24)
  • Right to be protected from being abused and forced by economic necessity to enter occupations unsuited to their age or strength (Article 39(e))
  • Right to equal opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner and in conditions of freedom and dignity and guaranteed protection of childhood and youth against exploitation and against moral and material abandonment (Article 39 (f))
  • Right to early childhood care and education for all children until they complete the age of six years (Article 45)

 

Furthermore, children in India enjoy the same rights as adults, whether they are male or female.

History of Children's Day

Prior to the year 1964, India observed Children’s Day on November 20 with the rest of the world; however, after Pandit Nehru’s passing in 1964, the day 14th November was chosen for Children’s Day to honor his birthday.

Pt Nehru was the voice behind the creation of some of India’s most prestigious educational institutions such as AIIMS, IIT, and IIM which were all founded as a result of his vision.

Children's Day Quotes 2022

Here are some quotes on children by famous personalities:

  • “Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.”  — Rabindranath Tagore
  • “Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow.” – Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
  • “Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.” – Chanakya
  • “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela
  • “If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”   — Albert Einstein
  • “Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”   — John F. Kennedy

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Interesting Facts About Children’s Day

1. We all know that Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year in the honor of the birth anniversary of our country’s first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru. But do you know when the rest of the world celebrates Children’s Day?

Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November every year by the majority of the world, whereas the USA celebrates Children’s Day on the second Sunday of June; former and current communist countries such as Armenia, Russia, Tajikistan, Ukraine, etc, celebrate Children’s Day on June 1; and South Korea and Japan celebrate Children’s Day on 5th May.         

2. International Children’s Day 2022’s theme is “Inclusion, for every child.” According to this principle every child, regardless of society, community, or nationality, is entitled to equal rights. 

Conclusion

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