When is Children’s Day, How it is celebrated & What are Child Rights?

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Children’s day is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru. It is celebrated all over India on 14th of November every year. Children’s day is also known as Bala Divas, it is celebrated to bring awareness among people about the rights of children and society responsibilities for children. This day was celebrated by different countries on different dates. Children’s day is recognized to be celebrated globally. Universally it is celebrated on 20th of November every year.

Why it is necessary?

As we all know children’s are the future citizens it is necessary to bring awareness among people about the importance of children in the country. According to Pt.Jawaharlal Nehru a country cannot be developed if its children are poor, weak and improperly developed. He realized that children are future of the country. So he declared his birthday as children’s day. Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Indian Prime minister. He loves to stay and play with children despite of his hectic schedule as Indian Prime minister. Children loved him very much. They call him as Chacha Nehru.

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How it is celebrated?

Children’s day is celebrated in Schools and colleges on a grand scale. Teachers, students celebrate children’s day with great enthusiasm and passion. Cultural programmes and various events, competitions like fancy dress, essay writing, painting, debate etc  are held in schools .Children are encouraged to take active part in all the events. Winners are given prizes by the school authority. Children enjoy this day because they can wear colour dress as they wish. At the end of celebrations children are distributed sweets.

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Child rights

United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC) has outlined some basic rights of a child .They are:

  1. Right to survival – A child life begins after twenty weeks of conception. So, every child has right to survive from then. This right is inclusive of minimum standards of food, shelter, clothing etc.
  1. Right to protection – Every child has right to be protected from all the exploitation and abuse from the society, home or from anywhere.
  1. Right to participation – A child has right to participate in any decision that involves him/her directly/indirectly.
  1. Right to development – A child has right to all forms of development (emotional, mental, and physical).

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Children are the great asset of the nation. So, everyone should be aware of the rights of the children for making every child future bright.

Failure comes only when we forget our ideals, objectives and principles.

-Jawaharlal Nehru

Happy Children’s Day !!!!

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