Children are blessings of God and a child in the family brings happiness and joy. Children’s day is celebrated across the globe to celebrate children and their happiness. Each country across the globe have a specific date on which children’s day is celebrated. Children’s day is celebrated on 1st June globally by most of the countries in the world. This day is marked as children’s day in about 50 countries. Initiation of global children’s day was proclaimed to have started from the United Kingdom in 1954 to promote the betterment of children. The aim of children’s day is to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children. The day, people across the globe develops the platform to discuss the measures to be taken for benefit of children and promote the welfare of the world’s children in both developed and under-developed countries.
In India Children’s day is celebrated on the occasion of the birth of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. Because of his love for children, his birthday has been recognized as Children’s day. He was born on 14th November. Children use to fondly call him Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle). As per recommendations by United Nations, Universal Children’s Holiday is celebrated on 20th November. He uses to emphasize on the importance of the love and affection for the children which helps in the overall growth and development of the children. Chachaji expired on 27 May 1964, and after his death, it was decided to celebrate his birthday as Bal Diwas or Children’s Day in India. Prior to the death of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru Children day in India was celebrated on 20th November.
The day is celebrated to define children’s right and implementation of children’s right which are important for the care and education. In schools, teacher organizes games, competitions and other fun activities to encourage children. There can be theme events in which children are asked to dress and wear colorful clothes. Often schools take children out to zoo, museum, picnics, trekking, etc. Apart from the schools, government and non-government organizations conduct varies activities and events to make the innocent and fragile hearts smile and cheer. TV channels also broadcast shows based on children’s day theme.
Not only teachers but parents also put efforts in celebrating the day giving their children greeting cards and pleasing them. Parents and teachers gift children with toys, magical storybooks, and school.
The day is dedicated to children and the events should be carried out considering their likings about the place and food items. A children’s day party would be a great option. Music, party games and children’s food items with educational videos can be entertaining and fun.