About National Children's Day
Children's Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. It is celebrated on November 14th in tribute to India's First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born on this day in 1889. Fondly known as Chacha Nehru, he advocated for children to have fulfilled education.
"The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country."
What are the rights of a child?
According to the Constitution of India, the rights of children include:
- Right to free and compulsory elementary education for all children in the 6-14 year age group
- Right to be protected from any hazardous employment
- Right to early childhood care and education Right to be protected from abuse’
- Right to be protected from the economic necessity to enter occupations unsuited to their age or strength
- Right to equal opportunities and facilities to develop in a healthy manner
- Right to freedom and dignity and guaranteed protection of childhood and youth against exploitation
Is Children’s Day a holiday?
Children’s Day is not a gazetted holiday. On the contrary, schools organise various events such as competitions, music and dance performances to celebrate the day.