Short Essay on 'Children's Day: 14 November' in India (300 Words)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

In India, 'Children's Day' is celebrated on 14th November every year. It is the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November, 1889 at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father's name was Pt. Moti Lal Nehru, who was a famous lawyer. His mother's name was Swaruprani. Jawaharlal was the eldest of three children, two of whom were girls. Jawaharlal Nehru got his early education at home. Later, he went to England for higher education. He graduated from the Cambridge University. In 1912, he returned to India. In 1916, he got married to Kamla Nehru.

Jawaharlal Nehru met the top Indian leaders like M.K. Gandhi, G.K. Gokhale, Dr. Annie Bessant and C.R.Das. In 1920 he joined the Non-co-operation Movement started by Gandhiji. He took part in the Civil Disobedience Movement. In 1942 he also joined Gandhiji's Quit India Movement. Jawaharlal Nehru was sent to Jail many times. Finally, on 15th August 1947, India got her freedom. Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India. Jawahar Lai Nehru was one of the greatest leaders in India. He was a true diplomat. He was the founder of Panchashila. He was a lover of Indian Culture. He wrote such famous books as "Autobiography", "the Discovery of India" and "Glimpses of World History". He loved children very much and was called 'Chacha Nehru'.

Children's Day is celebrated with great splendor and grandeur. This occasion is commemorated on a national level with celebrations in all schools and colleges. Children's day celebrations focus on children and their enjoyment. This occasion is marked as a grand fiesta in schools and educational institutions all over India. On this day, teachers organize different cultural programs and events for students. Children participate in various activities, such as singing, dancing, painting, drawing, quiz, story telling, elocutions, fancy dress, debates, speeches, and so on. Children’s Day is all about respecting and honoring children who are considered to be the future leaders of the nation.


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