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Universal children’s day recognized on various days in various places around the world celebrates children globally. Universal Children’s Day is part of the work carried out by UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund.

Image of Universal Children's Day

Image of Universal Children's Day

Image of Universal Children's Day

Children’s Day was initiated on second Sunday of June in 1856 by the Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts: Dr. Leonard held a special service dedicated to children.

The officially recognized date of Children’s Day varies from country to country.

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru Was the First Prime Minister of India

Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India

Childrens Day in India

  • Children’s Day in India increases awareness of the rights, care, and education of children.
  • Children’s day first celebrated in 1954, in India.
  • Also called “Bal Diwas” in India.
  • Birthday of the first Prime Minister of independent India.
  • Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle) emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, seen as the bright future of India.
  • Enhance the progress of Indian youth through education institutes like AIIMS, Indian Institute of Technology, IIMs etc.
  • Marked by cultural performances held and run by the children.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 20, 2016

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