New Delhi, Nov 11 : As the children across the country celebrate Children’s Day, we dearly remember Nehru Chacha’s Birthday.
Children’s Day began the second Sunday of June in 1856 by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Mass. That Sunday of June Dr. Leonard held a special service just for children to Dedicate them. Dr. Leonard christened the day, Rose Day. Later it was named Flower Sunday.
Universal Children’s Day takes place annually on 20 November. First proclaimed by the United Kingdom in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children.
Children’s day, in Hindi is known as “Bal Diwas”, in India falls on November 14th every year. Children’s day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji’s love for them.
Jawaharlal Nehru, also known as Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is the first PM of India and was one of the foremost leaders of Indian freedom struggle.
He loved children and children used to affectionately call him Chacha Nehru. He was born on November 14, 1889. His father Motilal Nehru was a famous Allahabad based barrister. Nehru’s mother’s name was Swaroop Rani. He received education in some of the finest schools and universities in the world.
Nehru was also a man of letters and a great poet and wrote some famous books like, ‘Glimpses of World History’ and ‘Discovery of India’. His letters to his daughter, Indira, were also compiled into a book and reflects his philosophical outlook, his compassion and above all, his tender heart.
Chacha Nehru was fond of both children and roses. In fact, he often compared the two, saying that children were like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society.
He was the ‘beloved’ of all the children who gave him the endearing name of ‘Chacha Nehru’.
PM Narendra Modi also wishes him on his birth anniversary…
Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2016
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Bible)
Wefornews wishes chacha a very happy birthday.