Children’s day

The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1925. It is usually marked with speeches on children’s rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children.

14 November
14 November

History

On December 14, 1954 a universal day dedicated to children was instituted by United Nation’s Resolution 836 (IX) as an observance of the understanding and brotherhood among all the children of the world. It was also used to outline a solemn oath to children that the world would do whatever it took to protect, educate and secure their overall well-being.

Pandit jawaharlal nehru

1. Jawaharlal Nehru was born on November 14, 1889 at Allahabad. It was, because of his love and yearning for children that the day is celebrated as Children’s Day every year.

2. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru came from a family of migrant Kashmiri Pandits. Jawahar was the eldest of four children born to Pandit Motilal Nehru a practicing Lawyer, and Swarup Rani a house-wife.

3. Jawaharlal Nehru was mostly educated at home by English tutors until the age of 16. He was also taught in Hindi and Sanskrit to enable him to comprehend India’s composite culture. In 1905, Jawahar went to Harrow in England for further education. He spent three years in Cambridge to get an Honours Degree in Natural Sciences. He qualified to become a Barrister after two years of higher studies in London.

4. Jawaharlal Nehru married Kamla Kaul in 1916, and their daughter Indira Priyadarshini was born next year, who later rose to the position of Prime Minister.

5. Jawaharlal Nehru’s passion to practice law was, however, short-lived. Mahatama Gandhi’s ideology of fighting British imperialism without fear or hate attracted him.

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