Children’s day in India is not an ordinary event and not less than a festive day. The celebration of this day is now nowhere contracted to the schools or orphanages, but has spread to internet world and in creative-cultural zone too. Take a look on the ways and the reasons for which this day is so important and memorable.
1. Chacha Nehru’s Birthday Celebration
Uncle Nehru (called as Chacha Nehru in India with love) had taken remarkable actions for the welfare of children and youngsters. He had seen them as the nation builders and the future of the nation. Rose and children are two words that are deeply and emotionally attached with Jawahar Lal Nehru ji as they had been very close to him.
For boosting the progress, he established AIIMS (All India Institutes of Medical Sciences), IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) and IIM (Indian Institute of Management). Today, the institutes have many branches and they are brightening the future of naïve students and the nation as well.
Mr. Nehru’s fervor and deep love made him launching a five year plan that included free primary education with meal, and milk to protect children from malfunction. He knew what importance the education keeps in a little kid’s life, and so he took some brilliant actions. He said them the buds of garden and the real strength for making a developed society.
The death of Chacha Nehru in 1964 was a big loss to India as his contributions were huge. To remember his deeds and the person he was, his birth is now celebrated every year at 14 November day as Children’s Day, known as Baal Divas in India.
Before this, on proposal of V. K. Krishna Menon to UN General Assembly, the Universal Children’s Day had been celebrated in October. When in 1959 the Rights of the Child came into light in UN general Assembly, 20 November became the new children’s day. This Universal children day is still celebrated in throughout the world except India. India celebrates it on the birthday of Jawahar Lal Nehru ji, on 14 November.
2. Children’s Day as Big Fun Day in Schools
Schools are the prime place of celebrating this day. The day comes with loads of fun for kids. Various social and cultural activities like dancing, singing and instrumental programs are being organized by their teachers for entertainment.
Games and sports also are the elements that fascinate the children, so puzzles and treasure (sweets and chocolates) hunt type of activities also become a main part of this day.
The schools also promote healthy competitions among the students and make them participate in extempore, fancy dress, storytelling, paper presentation, quizzes and general knowledge competitions.
To remember the freedom fighters, special programs are being held. Their biographies are presented in interesting ways.
Overall the day turns to a fun-day for kids and they learn about our history, increase G.K., raise their healthy competitive spirit and lead towards their overall development in entertaining way.
3. Offices and Organizations Also Participate
This day turns to a fun day not only for children, but also for the officials. The organizations and office employees also engage themselves into such activities and refresh their childhood. They disguise them as kids and present programs.
4. Media Involvement on Children’s Day
Print media has been a popular source to aware people about our memorable or historical days. Television programs are also no exception in the series. The daily soaps also celebrate this day by weaving the childrens day special story around their little actors, acting in the serials. Nowadays radio and FM channels are also airing particular series on their shows.
5. Visit on Orphanages and Visit of Orphans
To usher in happiness and make the moments alive, many celebrities visit the orphanages and distribute goodies, sweets and chocolates. Some organizations also take steps towards them and their joys as screening a blockbuster movie in government children homes and provide them refreshment. On some places, the kids visit the outdoor places, go for a picnic or are being taken to any historical place. Many leaders also visit such orphanages to support the orphans.
6. Musical performances and Fund-Raising Events for Underprivileged
The day brings hope for unprivileged children as many business tycoons, Bollywood celebrities, sport players, and political leaders come ahead to support them. The donation amount collected from the biggies is used for the overall development of such kids.
7. Quotes, Greetings, and Mobile Messages of Children’s Day
Children’s Day messages become the top most searches on Google search engine this day. Doesn’t matter a person have grown up; the day is celebrated with equal enthusiasm among both children and adults. People exchange Children’s Day quotes and greet with joy.
8. Children’s Day on Social Networking Sites
The social networking sites play a magnificent role in every field. They aware the mass to set new trends, speed-up drives, and promote new plans. Mass awareness is something that can be smoothened through such sites. If used for correct purposes, betterment of the society, and good motive, these platforms can do wonder.
9. National Children Film Festival
Aiming towards the expanding the film market of children, calling the makers, and nurturing the talent at a young age, CFSI (Children’s Film Society of India) established NCFF (National Children Film Festival). The first National Children’s Film Festival got launched in 2014 with announcing the theme, “Cleanliness”.
Supporting the air of “Swachhta” blown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the drive is carried forward and the topic is held as the central theme of the festival. Bal Swachhta Abhiyan’s theme will be promoted well in the three day’s festival event. The event is hosted by the capital of the nation, Delhi and held at the auditorium of Siri fort on 14 November.
As this belongs to Indian Film Industry as well, many celebrities are also supporting this initiative. Where Amitabh Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgn have shared their support through video bites, Sania Mirza will be witnessed as the guest of honor. The popular faces like Shiamak Davar and Jimmy Shergill are also participating to on the event through showing their talent during workshop and entertaining programs.
10. Google Doodle
Google Doodle is something that every Google visitor waits for. Its creativity and the way the word Google is incorporated in the art drawing are phenomenal. Google has been celebrating the Children’s Day in its own way with Doodles. See above how interesting and colorful they are!
Children’s Day Doodle 2014 was selected on the basis of a nationwide competition held among Indian children. It was won by Vaidehi Reddy who studies in Army Public School of Pune. The girl represented the ace cultural and natural beauty of Assam. Not only the music and culture, but its folk art also so rich; the Doodle depicts this beautifully.
11. Online Sales on Shopping Websites
Where e-commerce biggies don’t leave a single chance to celebrate, how come they do not offer any exciting offer on this day! The giants of this field such as Flipkart, Amazon and Snapdeal bring eye-catchy contests and deals for the Children’s Day. Some of these offers are:
- Share your plans for securing your kid’s future and win the price amount for the best story.
- Tell how you celebrated Children’s Day to meet this-or-that celebrity.
- Guess the book and win the toy or goodies.
Other than such tempting deals, big discounts on sport belongings, shoes, baby products, apparels, toys, books, DVDs, and video games are also given.