Posted/Updated on November 14, 2012
In India, the Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister [ Jawaharlal Nehru 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964)]. Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, who he saw as the bright future of India. Children's Day is a public holiday.

Children's Day
Nehru distributes sweets among children at Nongpoh, Meghalaya

Many functions are organized in schools, offices and other organizations. Most schools hold cultural performances on this day, run by the children themselves. Teachers also get involved, and may perform songs and dances for their students. The State and the Central governments also make it a point to showcase Children's films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the country on this date. All over the country, various cultural, social, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun.