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Interesting facts about Children’s Day

Interesting facts about Children’s Day

Today India is celebrating Children’s Day.

It is celebrated on November 14 each year on the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is fondly called as Chacha by children.

Here are some interesting facts about Children’s Day:

  • Children’s Day or Bal Diwas is intended to increase awareness of rights and education of children in India.
  • Children’s Day in India is being celebrated since 1959.
  • However, initially India used to celebrate Children’s Day on November 20 (it is the day which is being marked as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations) before the death of Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • And, after his death in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as Children’s Day.
  • Since then, November 14 is observed as the Children’s Day in India.
  • Though many countries celebrate their own National Children’s Day, Britain does not celebrate it.
  • Almost 50 countries in the world celebrate Children’s Day on June 1.
  • Yet, the Universal Children’s Day is celebrated on November 20.
  • Today every school organizes various activities for children to engage them.
  • Children participate in various cultural activities in their schools and enjoy the day.
  • However, unlike in some countries like Japan, it is not a holiday for the children. Rather children are encouraged to engage in several activities to enjoy.
  • They are distributed sweets, biscuits, chocolates and prizes in schools.

If you want to help orphans and destitute children on this day, you can help them in the following ways:

  • Visit orphanages and engage them with some fun-filled activities.
  • Arrange some competitions like singing, drawing, dancing etc. and distribute prizes to all irrespective of the winning.
  • Distribute chocolates and sweets to them.
  • Donate story books, clothes and toys to the poor children.

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