Children's Day in India Date in the current year: November 14, 2016

Children's Day in India Children's Day, also known as Bal Diwas, is a holiday in India celebrated on November 14. Its celebration coincides with the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India.

Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889. He joined the Indian Independence Movement in 1912 and eventually became its paramount leader under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi. When India gained independence in 1947, Nehru became the country's first Prime Minister. He ruled India until his death in 1964.

Nehru saw children as the bright future of India and the citizens of tomorrow. He emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children who need careful and loving nurturing. Children respected Nehru and affectionately called him “Chacha Nehru” (Uncle Nehru). To pay tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, his birth anniversary was designated as Children's Day in 1964 after Nehru's death.

Children's Day in India aims to raise awareness of children's rights and the importance of education. It is marked with numerous cultural events, competitions, performances and other events organized by schools, government organizations, NGOs, and private bodies. Parents give their children presents and take them on picnics, spending the day together.

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