On November 14 every year, India celebrates Children’s Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, who was fond of children. Sports stars like Virat Kohli, Saina Nehwal led the celebrations on Wednesday, wishing everyone a Happy Children’s Day.
November 14 started being celebrated as Children’s Day in the country only after Nehru’s demise in 1964. Before that, Children’s Day was celebrated on November 20, much like it is in most countries, as it is the Universal Children’s Day as declared by the United Nations.
Virat Kohli also spent time with kids on this day, shared a picture and said, “Great to meet these kids! Happy Children’s day.”
Great to meet these kids! Happy Children’s day. ?? pic.twitter.com/zv9aci6lNM
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) November 14, 2018
Happy children’s day ????…. Then in 2006 and now 2018 ?? pic.twitter.com/JkBgiwUvAr
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) November 14, 2018
A much-needed reality check on children’s day. It’s time we joined hands to hit child labour out of the park. Who else is with me to #GiftChildhood back to these children? #HappyChildrensDay pic.twitter.com/TKFaAjl3Ua
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) November 14, 2018
Keep the child in you always alive.??
Happy Children’s Day. ???? pic.twitter.com/s8j1Qb5xkR
— K L Rahul (@klrahul11) November 14, 2018
The Children of today will make the world of tomorrow.
Wishing all the kids a Happy Children’s Day. Hope you all shine brightly for the country.#ChildrensDay #JawaharLalNehru pic.twitter.com/C8HcOUSbdt
— Manika Batra (@manikabatra_TT) November 14, 2018
Most schools and colleges in India hold cultural programs to mark this day.