What’s special about the Children’s Day in India and the Universal Children’s Day?
For us at Babychakra, children are at the core of what we do. We really care how children are cared for, and how we can enable parents to enable their growth and development. Parenting, we believe, is one of the most critical and difficult tasks on this planet and we are happy to make it a just a bit easier.
That's why Children's Day is special for us! And to double the joy, Children's Day is celebrated not only in India but also globally – for entirely different reasons though.
In India, it's Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru's birthday, November 14, which is celebrated as the Children's Day. The former and India's first Prime Minister was known to be affectionate towards children and begun to be called as Çhacha (uncle) Nehru.
The Universal Children's Day, on the other hand, is celebrated on November 20, earmarked by the United Nations, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It was recommended that the Day must be observed as a day of activity devoted to promoting the welfare of the children of the world. So, November 20 marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. Nearly 25 years ago, the world made a promise to children: that we would do everything in our power to protect and promote their rights to survive and thrive, to learn and grow, to make their voices heard and to reach their full potential.
We encourage young parents to celebrate both these days, even though every day with your child is special.