Happy Children's Day: Here's why India celebrates Children's Day on November 14
Before Jawaharlal Nehru's death in 1964, India celebrated Children's Day on November 20. It was after 1964 that it was decided that Children's Day would be celebrated on November 14, the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru.
New Delhi: November 14 is the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, fondly called 'Chacha Nehru'. First Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru was born on this day in 1889.
India celebrated Children's Day on November 20 before Nehru's death in 1964. After that it was decided that November 14, the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, would be celebrated as Children's Day or 'Bal Diwas' in India every year.
The love and affection that he had towards children became the reason why Children's Day is celebrated on his birthday. 'Chacha Nehru' regarded children as the 'future of the country'.
Nehru always stressed upon the importance of education for children and played a major role in establishments of most colleges and educational institutions in India.
On this day, people also distribute gift items including clothes, toys, books, stationery items, chocolates and other edibles to orphaned children.