Today is Children’s day, the day when our beloved pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born. We celebrate this day as a tribute to Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on November 14, 1889. The children called him Chacha Nehru or Chachaji. In india this day is celebrated as children’s day and gifts and chocolates are distributed and celebrated in every school. On this day different events are organized for the students such as debates, dance performances, quiz, music, etc.
In many orphanages many gifts, clothes, toys etc. are distributed on this day.
Prior to 1964, India celebrated Children’s Day on 20 November, which was observed as the universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. But unanimaously after his death in 1964, it was decided to celebrate children’s day on November14 in the country.
Pandit 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”.
Apart from his role as a freedom fighter and politician, Pandit Nehru has left behind a legacy of education and development of children in the country, and November 14 is celebrated as a tribute to him.
Here are some of the stirring quotes from the speech that is considered to be one of the greatest speeches of the 20th century:
At the hit of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation, long suppressed, finds utterance.
Freedom and power bring responsibility.
As long as there are tears and suffering, so long our work will not be over.