Children’s Day, observed annually on November 14 in India, aligns with the birthday of the country’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, affectionately known as ‘Chacha Nehru’. This day, marked on a Tuesday this year, coincides with Govardhan Puja or the Annakuta Puja.
A Historical Perspective
The Loving ‘Chacha Nehru’
Pandit Nehru’s deep affection for children was a well-known aspect of his personality. His endearing nickname, ‘Chacha Nehru,’ reflects the strong bond he shared with the younger generation. This stemmed from his belief that children were the future assets of the nation, emphasizing the pivotal role of a well-rounded education in shaping their careers and contributing to the country.
Significance of Children’s Day
Advocating for Children’s Rights
Beyond a day of celebration, Children’s Day underscores the importance of recognizing and prioritizing children’s rights and voices. It serves as a platform to raise awareness about the necessity of educating children, enabling them to become responsible citizens in the years to come.
Chacha Nehru’s Vision
Shaping Future Citizens
Pandit Nehru envisioned a future where children, equipped with a comprehensive education, would contribute significantly to the progress of the nation. His legacy lives on, reminding us to prioritize the needs and well-being of the younger generation.
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