Children's Day 2019: Importance And Significance Of This Day And Date

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Why is children's day celebrated every year on November 14? All question answered, Read more to know the reason behind why children's day celebrated in India.

Written By Jeet Anandani | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Children's Day is celebrated across India on November 14 every year. By celebrating Children's Day, we also pay tribute to our first-ever Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on this day. He is also known as Chacha Nehru among children. On this day, many educational and inspiring programs are held across India for the children.

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Why do we celebrate Children's Day?

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru once said that he may not have time for adults but he has enough time for children. Furthermore, he quoted that the children of today will make the India of tomorrow. He also asserted on how the way we bring up children will determine the future of our country. On the occasion of his birthday, and to pay a tribute to our first prime minister, Children's Day is celebrated throughout the country. He used to love spending time with children and motivated them. Here are some of the quotes he said for children.

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Quotes about children by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

The object of education was to produce a desire to serve the community as a whole and to apply the knowledge gained not only for personal but for public welfare
 

The only way to reform them (children) is to win them over with love. So long as a child is unfriendly, you can't mend his ways.
 

Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.
 

Only through right education can a better order of society be built up.
 

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The vast army of children across the world, outwardly different kinds of clothes, and yet so very like another. If you bring them together, they play or quarrel, but even their quarrel is some kind of play
 

At school, they learn many things, which are no doubt useful, but they gradually forget that essential thing to be human and kind, playful and make life richer for ourselves and others

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