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Children’s Day 2019 Date and Significance: Know History of the Day Also Known As Bal Divas and Nehru Jayanti

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Children’s Day is celebrated every year in India with much joy and enthusiasm. The day is observed in remembrance of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru – the first Prime Minister of India – on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Children’s Day in India is also popularly called as ‘Bal Diwas’ or ‘Bal Divas’. The day is dedicated to children especially, where grand celebrations take place in schools, colleges and even housing societies. Know the date, significance and history of Children’s Day in India. Thoughtful & Inspiring Lines to Celebrate Bal Diwas on Birthday of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. 

When is Children’s Day 2019?

Children’s Day 2019, like every year, will be celebrated on November 14, i.e., Thursday in India. The date is significant as it commemorates the birth anniversary of former India PM Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was known for his great love and affection for kids.

What is the story and significance of Children’s Day?

“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country,” said Jawaharlal Nehru, while speaking about children and their role in shaping India ahead.

Jawaharlal Nehru was fondly called as ‘Chacha Nehru’ by kids, whom he hailed as the architect and future of India. During his term as PM too, Jawaharlal Nehru had always stressed on education of children.

It was after his death in 1964 that it was decided that Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth date, i.e., November 14, will be celebrated as Children’s Day every year. The United Nations has also declared November 20 to be observed as ‘Universal Children’s Day’.

On Children’s Day, schools and colleges across the length and breadth of the country organise programs, cultural events, skits, plays, and hold a number of competitions too. Children are gifted with sweets, books, stationery, clothes, and other gift items to make them feel special on what is supposed to be ‘their day’.

Celebrations and festivities during Children’s Day come as a reminder of how children play an important role in our society and how crucial is their contribution in shaping our country. It is important to groom and nurture them nicely as they are the building blocks of our nation, and the future of this country (or any other country) depends on them. As Children’s Day nears, we at LatestLY wish you all a very ‘Happy Children’s Day 2019!’

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