November 14, The Birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children’s Day or Bal Divas in India. India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 14. On this, occasion google has dedicated a doodle.
Who was Jawaharlal Nehru?
Jawaharlal Nehru (14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi and ruled India from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. He is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic. He was also known as Pandit Nehru due to his roots with Kashmiri Pandit community while many Indian children knew him as “Uncle Nehru” (Chacha Nehru).Under Nehru’s leadership, the Congress emerged as a catch-all party, dominating national and state-level politics and winning consecutive elections in 1951, 1957, and 1962. He remained popular with the people of India in spite of political troubles in his final years and failure of leadership during the 1962 Sino-Indian War. In India, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day
Children’s Day 2016 Google Doodle Image
Why is the 14th of November celebrated as the Children’s Day in India?
Children’s Day in India celebrated to mark the Birthday of Our Dear Chacha Nehru. The first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru thought children are the future of a Nation and they need utmost care. They win over our hearts with their angelic eyes and innocent smiles. Nehru wished is birthday to be celebrated as Children’s Day. Since his death in 1963, his birthday is being celebrated as children’s Day in India. So the Children’s Day is dedicated to the children of India. Children are loved by one and all.
Children’s Day is not just a day to let the future generation have its say. It is a day to remember a leader who, in his quiet but determined way, laid the foundation to convert a nascent nation into a world power. The more popular and famous of Nehru’s pictures show him with children. He is always called as Chacha Nehru (Nehru Uncle).
Children’s Day 2016 Quotes
“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”
― Jawaharlal Nehru
“Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.”
“India has known the innocence and insouciance of childhood, the passion
and abandon of youth, and the ripe wisdom of maturity that comes from long experience of pain and pleasure; and over and over a gain she has renewed her childhood and youth and age”
― Jawaharlal Nehru,
“Grown-ups have a strange way of putting themselves in compartments and groups. They build barriers… of religion, caste, colour, party, nation, province, language, customs and of rich and poor. Fortunately, children do not know much about these barriers, which separate. They play and work with each other and it is only when they grow up that they begin to learn about these barriers from their elders.”
“Some months ago, the children of Japan wrote to me and asked me to send them an elephant. I sent them a beautiful elephant on behalf of the children of India… This noble animal became a symbol of India to them and a link between them and the children of India.”
The President to give away awards to children for their achievements on Children’s Day tomorrow
The President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will give away awards to children for their exceptional achievements on Children’s day tomorrow. The awards are given away in two categories i.e., Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award to individuals –and National Award for Child Welfare to institutions and individuals.
The awards will be as follows:
- National Child Awards for Exceptional Achievement, 2016:
One Gold Medal and 30 Silver Medals including a Certificate and a cheque of Rs.20,000 to Gold Medalist and Rs.10,000/- to each Silver Medalist to be given to children in the age group of 5-18 years.
- National Awards for Child Welfare, 2015:
Five institutions and three individuals are being given the National Award for Child Welfare, 2015, which includes cash prize of Rs.3,00,000/- to each institution and Rs.1,00,000/- to each individual.
III. Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award, 2016:
Three individuals are being awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award, 2016, which include cash prize of Rs.1,00,000/-, a certificate and a silver plaque.
Children’s day Wishes, Messages, SMS
Celebrated Children’s day at #RajNivas,Puducherry.It was an inclusive participation of children of public officials & NGOs working with them pic.twitter.com/2ZdY8QwTgM
— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) November 13, 2016
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