Universally, Children’s Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year. This date was chosen as a day to celebrate childhood. Prior to 1959 Children’s Day was universally celebrated in the month of October. This was first celebrated in the year 1954, as decided by the UN General Assembly. Basically, this day was instituted with the sole aim of promoting communal exchange and understanding among children, as well as to bring about beneficiary action to promote the welfare of children, all over the globe.
Till 1959 it was universally celebrated in the month of October. But after 1959, 20th November was chosen for the celebration of Children’s Day, as this date marks the anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the U.N. General Assembly adopted.
In 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed on the same date. The main objective of this day was to promote the welfare of children and communal exchange among them from all over the world.
The date 20th November was chosen as it marks the anniversary of the day in 1959 when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly adopted. In 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed on the same date, which has been sanctioned by 191 states, ever since.
History Behind The Day…
The day is marked on 20th November. These dates too vary from nation to nation. The first International Children. The day was observed by Turkey in 1920 and then by Switzerland in 1925. Universal Children’s Day has a similar history to narrate.
Credit Goes To Menon
Celebrated in the year 1954, as decided by the UN General Assembly. The idea of Universal Children’s Day was mooted by Mr V.K. Krishna Menon and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954.
The idea was first laid by V.K. Krishna Menon, which was later adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. Until 1959, this day was observed in the month of October after which it was changed to 20th November. As far as India is concerned, Children’s Day is commemorated on 14th November, as it marks the birth anniversary of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru. Read on to know the origin and background of Children’s Day in India.
After the death of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in 1963, his birthday 14th November was declared as Children’s Day and is celebrated annually to cherish is affection and fondness for children. It is a day to remember the great leader Jawaharlal Nehru who was a versatile genius and had the determination to lead India as a world power in the world map.
However, while 20th November is universally celebrated as Children’s Day, in India this day has been preponed to 14th November, the date the marks the birth anniversary of independent India’s first Prime Minister – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
Pandit Nehru Contribution
The reason why his birthday has been chosen for the celebration of children is that of his love and passion for children. Pandit Nehru is also regarded as the country’s special child to have been the first Prime Minister, after her long struggle for independence.
This day was globally instituted to provide children with basic Rights, maybe one can make a difference to a child’s life by doing something special. Parties and celebrations happen all the time, but how about taking the fortunate children to homes that shelter street children and have them befriend those kids, donating clothes, toys, stationery, books, etc.
Another way of celebrating this day differently would be to have your children, whether as teacher or parent, organize a party for some underprivileged children. In fact, if this is done in every neighbourhood, imagine how many smiles there will be across the nation. Celebrating Children’s Day is about giving children the right to enjoy and grow into healthy and educated citizens of the country, and if you can teach your child the value of sharing with others what they are lucky to have, then not only your child will grow into a responsible human being, but also another child who otherwise could have ended up being a delinquent, had it not been for your thoughtfulness.