Children's Day, dedicated to bring awareness about Children is celebrated every year on 14th November in India. Children’s Day in India is also popular as Bal Diwas.

Children’s Day

Bal Diwas in 2021

When: Sunday, 14 November

Children’s Day in India

Children's Day is yet another important day which reaffirms the fact that education of children can vastly contribute to a nation's development. Children's day which is celebrated on November 14 every year, coincides with the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India after Independence. Pandit Nehru, who was endearingly called 'Chacha Nehru' had envisioned the vital role of children in the country's overall progress. Some institutions also organize medical and health camps on this day.

Today, India has very large young population that can be skilled and trained to excel in every day and emerge as the think-tank of the country. Realizing the children's role in development of a nation, children and older students organize speeches, drama and cultural programmes while corporate houses and social organizations also conduct competitions including quiz, fancy dress competitions, and art exhibitions in several cities on this day. Children's Day is a public holiday in India.