Children’s Day observed across India on 14 November

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Who: Children’s Day
Where: Across India
What: Observed
When: 14 November 2015
Why: To pay homage to former PM Jawaharlal Nehru

14 November: Children’s Day

Children’s Day was observed on 14 November 2015 across the country. To mark the occasion, the Ministry of Women and Child Development at the Union level and the child welfare departments at the state level conducted programmes with focus on child development.

Besides, the President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Child Awards to recognize the achievements of children and the services of individuals and institutions working for the welfare of children.

The awards included National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2015, Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award 2015 and National Award for Child Welfare 2014.

And, 19th edition of biennial International Children’s film festival of India (ICFFI) popularly known as The Golden Elephant was inaugurated in Hyderabad. It will be held till 20 November 2015.

About Children’s Day

• Children’s day, also known as Bal Divas, is celebrated every year to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of children.
• It is celebrated on 14 November 2015 to pay tribute to the memory of late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.
• At the global level, the Universal Children’s Day is observed every year on 20 November as per a resolution of the UN approved in the year 1954.