Why Children’s Day is observed on November 14 in India

For youngsters in India, November 14 is a big day. It is observed nationwide as Children’s Day, honouring the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, our nation’s first prime minister.
India has observed Children’s Day on November 20, the day the United Nations commemorates it every year, until 1959. Following his passing, it was agreed that India would commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth anniversary on November 14 by celebrating Children’s Day.

The birthdate of Jawaharlal Nehru is November 14, 1889. Everyone knows how much he loves kids, and Children’s Day honours that relationship. “Tomorrow’s India will be made by today’s children,” Nehru had once declared. The future of this nation will depend on how we raise them.”