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Children’s Day | Children’s Day Celebration

Children’s Day

Children’s day, popularly known as “Bal Diwas” in India, falls on 14th of November every year. The date symbolises the birth anniversary of the First Prime Minister of Independent India – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. A legendary freedom fighter and a dedicated follower of Mahatma Gandhi, Pt. Nehru was also a great poet & a writer. Some of his famous works include “Discovery of India” and “Glimpses of World History”. Besides this, Pt. Nehru was a kind-hearted human being who was loved by all. The renowned personality was greatly fond of children, who affectionately referred to him as Chacha Nehru. He strongly felt that children are the real strength of a nation and that they should be nurtured carefully & lovingly.

As a tribute to this great leader and his love for children, his birth day, i.e., November 14th (after his death in 1963) is celebrated as Children’s Day all over India. The day is entirely dedicated to children and celebrates their innocent childhood.


The occasion of Children’s Day is celebrated all across India, especially at school level with great enthusiasm. Many schools organise cultural programmes, wherein various fun filled activities like fancy dress, quizzes, debates, dances etc. are conducted for children. Besides this, the school teachers also perform dances & songs for the students and some of them dress up as students and enact plays. Also, most of the schools allow children to come in their casual dresses instead of uniforms.

Apart from the Children’s Day celebrations at school, organisations and societies also conduct special treats & special lunches for children. Nowadays, TV channels have also started telecasting special programmes for children on Children’s Day.

How to celebrate Children’s Day at home?

Children’s Day is all about celebrating childhood and engaging children in fun & frolic. So, you as a parent can also make this Children’s Day special for your child by following the tips given below:

    • Tell your child about the significance behind Children’s Day celebration.
    • Together with your child, watch children’s movie like “Taare Zameen Par”, “Koi Mil Gaya”, “The Incredibles”, “Ice Age” etc.
    • Treat your child by preparing some of her favourite dishes.
    • Distribute sweets & gifts to children of your locality.
    • Invite your child’s friends and conduct a fancy dress competition for them.
    • Donate old toys, clothes, books etc. to an orphanage.
    • Organise a theme party for children and conduct activities. For instance, hire a local magician and conduct a magic show for them.

All these activities will help you to bring smile on your child’s face and make this day special and memorable for her.



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