India celebrates Children’s Day on November 14 marking the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. The country will celebrate the 128th birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India who was born on November 14, 1889. The day is also widely known as Bal Diwas in Hindi. Pandit Nehru popularly known as Chacha Nehru among children was known for his love and affection for kids. Nehru’s speeches and quotes on children is quite popular. Schools and colleges across the country celebrate the day with much pomp and fervor. Educational institutions organize cultural events, extra-curricular activities, and other fun-filled programs.

 
Happy Children's Day 2017: Here's Why Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday Is Celebrated as Day for Kids in India

Happy Children's Day 2017: Here's Why Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday Is Celebrated as Day for Kids in India

The United Nations first proclaimed Children’s Day in 1954 to encourage all countries to institute a day to promote mutual understanding among children. The day also promotes children’s welfare across the world. India celebrated Children’s day on November 20 till 1959 as observed by the United Nations. After the death of Nehru, as an ode to him, India adopted November 14 as Children’s Day. On this Children’s Day, here are top 10 quotes by Nehru that will motivate to be positive and achieve success in life.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Failure comes only when we forget our ideals and objectives and principles.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Every little thing counts in a crisis.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Ignorance is always afraid of change.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Let us be a little humble; let us think that the truth may not perhaps be entirely with us.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Loyal and efficient work in a great cause, even though it may not be immediately recognized, ultimately bears fruit.

Jawaharlal Nehru Quotes

WhatsApp Message Reads: Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.

 In some schools, children dress up as Chacha Nehru showcasing the day’s importance. Some schools also distribute roses among children as Nehru is believed to have loved the flower. Games and sporting events are also held in schools on this day. Schools also distribute sweets among children. We at India.com wish everyone a Happy Children’s Day (because we all are a child at heart).