Know Why we celebrate Children’s Day on 14th Nov Every Year in India


We all know that Children’s Day (Bal Diwas) is celebrated on 14th November every year in India. But do we really know what is the reason behind celebrating Children’s Day on 14th November?

Most of us know the reason, 14th of November (birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru) has been set to celebrate as children’s day all over India. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the First Prime Minister of India, just after India got Independence from Britishers. The main purpose of this day is to encourage the welfare of children all over the country.


He was son of Motilal Nehru and was born on 14th November, 1889 Allahabad, United Provinces, British India (now in Uttar Pradesh, India). he belong to Indian National Congress Political Party. He was a social reformer and one of his major work towards society was the reform of the ancient Hindu civil code. It permitted Hindu widow to enjoy equal right with men as far as property and inheritance were concerned.

Mr. Nehru has also served as :

  • Minister of Defence,
  • Minister of Finance
  • Minister of External Affairs
  • Vice President of Executive Council

He was awarded with Bharat Ratna in 1955.


The birthday of Chacha Nehru, a great Indian leader, is celebrated as Children’s Day. He served a lot to the country and did tremendous well being of children and youngsters after the independence of India. He dedicatedly did best  for the education, progress and welfare of the children of India.

He was very affectionate towards children and became famous as Chacha Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru had established various educational institutions such as Indian Institutes of Technology which lead to successful youth in field of education. All India Institute of Medical Sciences and Indian Institutes of Management are the major educational institutes started by him. Many known people have created success from these institutes.

He made a five year plan which includes free primary education, free meals including milk to the school children in order to prevent children from malnutrition in India. The deep love and fervor of Chacha Nehru towards the children is the big reason of celebrating the Children’s Day at his birthday anniversary.


Children’s day is celebrated every year by organizing several programs where kids perform cultural and fun activities all over the India. Competition and other events are conducted by Government and non government organizations, schools, NGO’s to let them known about their rights and make them happy.

Children dressed like Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru singing song during a function to comemorate 125th birth anniversary of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru at Talkatora stadium in New Delhi on Thursday, 13 November 2014. (Photo by ARIJIT SEN . DNA)

Along with Kids, Parents also participate in these events which brings motivation in them.


Varieties of competitions are organized like fancy dress, debates, speech related to the freedom fighters, country, storytelling and quizzes.

By distributing gifts and chocolates among the children.

Underprivileged children are entertained by voluntarily asking them to participate in organizing musical programs along with social message.

Organizing cultural and social programs like singing, dancing and entertaining with a social message for children and parents.

Dedicating and spending some time with Orphan children, gifting them clothes, toys, stationeries, books, as a gesture of expressing love.

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