Children's Day -- a day dedicated to children -- is observed as an event
across the world to celebrate childhood and promote awareness about
children's welfare. Endorsed by global organizations and governments,
this celebration aims to promote the wellbeing of children and to uplift
their social rights. In 1954, the United Nations with discretion has
recognized November 20 as Universal Children's Day to create
attentiveness on the commitment on the development of children and
ensure a better future. However, celebration date of Children's Day
varies but in India it is observed every year on November 14. India will
celebrate Children's Day 2013 on Thursday, November 14.
Numerous theories have been suggested pertaining to Children's Day
celebration dates. In 1925, the World Conference held in Geneva,
Switzerland, has recognized June 1 to observe the International
Children's Day. But, in 1954 the United Nationals General Assembly has
approved November 20 as Universal Children's Day with the objective to
promote the wellbeing of the children and celebrate childhood. The UN
has also recommended that the Day should be devoted to promote its
Children's Day coincides with the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru
(November 14, 1889 - May 27, 1964), first Prime Minister of India after
Independence, and so is observed in a grand way. This celebration
commemorates Jawaharlal Nehru for his affection towards children and
faith that education of children could propel the country's progress.
India celebrates Children's Day with a range of innovative and fun
filled activities at schools that seems much as a festival. Various
competitions, Children's Day poems, dance and feast is organized by
schools and community groups to mark the event and make it a special day
for children to enjoy childhood. Additionally, the events and
activities of Children's Day festival also focus to identify the
education, recreation, health, cultural, economic and social needs of
For many parents, it is an important date and they take initiative to
celebrate Children's Day by giving gifts and spend the day with them to
make them feel special.
The enthusiasm of Children's Day festival can also be witnessed in the
practice of exchanging 'Happy Children's Day' wishes with the collection
of lovely SMS. To celebrate the event, inspiring Children's Day SMS or
messages are available in varied languages that are just perfect to
spread and share the significance of the festivity so that children
deserve a better future and life.
Celebration of Children's Day is all about to save the future of the children.