India celebrates Children's Day

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 06:41 hrs

India is celebrating Children's Day on Wednesday.

November 14 is the birthday of former Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who was known for his love for children.

Fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by his little admirers, he had worked passionately for betterment of children and youngsters following independence.

He was keen about welfare, education, and development of children in India.

Popular internet search engine Google also joined the celebrations and decorated its homepage with a doodle designed by national winner of this year's ´Doodle 4 Google India 2012´ contest Arun Kumar Yadav.

The title of his doodle is ´India - A prism of multiplicity´. Arun is a class IX student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.

The doodle depicts various things that are associated with India including a Kathakali dancer, gold jewellery, peacock, a farmer and flowers. The theme for this year´s competition was "Unity in Diversity".

Schools across the country are organizing special events to celebrate the day.

Home Entertainment Services by Sony DADC are offering several entertaining movies like Cinderella, Tinker Bell and Finding Nemo that parents could give to their children.

A number of celebrities wished children on this occasion on micro blogging site Twitter.

Actor Ayushmann Khurrana said: "Main bhi toh kid hee hoon" ~ Happy Children´s day!"

"Never let go of t kid in u! happy children s day!" (Never let go of the kid in you! Happy Children´s Day!) said actress Divya Dutta.

Singer Sunidhi Chauhan said: "It´s Children´s day! Have a happy one."

"On Children´s Day, let´s remember Nehru and all he stood for. Let us rededicate ourselves to child survival and scourge out malnutrition," wrote actress Shabana Azmi.

Children´s Day is celebrated on different dates in different countries. The Universal Children´s Day takes place on November 20.

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