Why Is Children's Day Celebrated On Nov 14th and not on 20th Nov

Happy Children's day | Children's Day 2022

India celebrates Children's Day on November 14 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. This day marks the 133rd birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru who was born in 1889 in Allahabad, India.

Prior to Nehru’s death, Children's Day was celebrated on November 20 which was observed as World Children’s Day by the United Nations. However, November 14 was chosen to celebrate Children’s Day to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Nehru after his death in 1964. The day is also known as Bal Diwas in the country

Nehru believed that children were a nation's real strength and foundation of society. India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru once said, "The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country" and with Children's Day just around the corner, we could not help but reflect on the same. They say it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men and rightly so, since kids are like wet cement: whatever falls on them makes an impression so, we have to love our children unselfishly as they are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.


Adorably referred to as Chacha Nehru, Jawaharlal Nehru believed that children are the future of the country and the foundation of a society. Apart from Nehru’s birth anniversary, Children’s Day is also celebrated to raise awareness on children's education, rights and to see that proper care is accessible to all.


Children’s Day is celebrated in an adorable fashion, all over the country. This is the day when children are showered with a lot of love, gifts and pampering. Children’s Day is observed in schools, where the teachers put up programmes and entertaining performances for the children who are also showered with gifts that consist of eatables, books and cards

During his tenure, several educational institutions of national importance- Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), and the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) were set up

Nehru was often called by the name "Chacha Nehru". The schools, educational institutions will celebrate the day with several educational and motivational programmes, including sports events and quiz competitions.

Children’s Day in India is a greatly anticipated day, as students look forward to seeing their teachers put on performances in schools for their entertainment. During the first two years of coronavirus pandemic, many schools took to organising entire celebrations through online platforms like Zoom.

With lockdowns lifted and schools reopened now, we can observe the significance for the safety, well-being and education of the children, especially those that have been severely affected by the pandemic. So, this children’s day, let us enable learning, prioritise kids' health and ensure their well-being.