Children’s Day Celebrations in India

Children's day“Every time a child is born, the world is renewed in innocence”

Hi, Everyone! Today is Children’s Day! Although we are too big for that, we still can enjoy it with our kids and teach them about the significance of this day. Children’s Day in Hindi is known as ‘Bal Diwas’ and is celebrated on the 14th

Memories of Children’s Day celebrations are still vivid in our minds. Whether it was a fancy dress competition or stage plays, we were always made to feel special. Now it is upto us to create these memories for our children by making it a special day for them. We could begin by explaining to them the significance of this day and why this day came to be celebrated,

This day is the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. He was very fond of children, and hence his birthday was declared as Children’s Day. He believed that the only hope for any country is to invest in their children and youngsters because they are our future. They will run the country when they grow up. So investing time, values and love in them is very important.

During his lifetime he invested significant amount of efforts and money into the welfare of the youth and children. In fact, the first five year plan by him started free and compulsory primary education for all kids.

Children are a gift from God, while we try to teach them all about life. Our children teach us what life is all about.

Things to do on Children’s Day:

• Visit a local museum for a fun yet educational day out with your children

• Visit an NGO and foster a love for giving to the children from disadvantaged

backgrounds.

• Teach your child to donate his old toys and clothes to an orphanage, thereby making

him/her sensitive towards children living there.

• Have a picnic lunch in local garden if the weather permits.

• Get a few children together and have a mixed play date

Children today are inundated with information thanks to electronic gadgets and starting schools early. As a parent you want to make sure that relevant information gets through to your child. Your children will remember the memories you make on days like these, not what they received as gifts. So make as many merry memories as you can with your children!

Happy Children’s Day to Everyone!