Children's Day is celebrated each year on November 14 in India as a tribute to the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru fondly called 'Chacha Nehru' was born this day, that is November 14, 1889. 'Chachaji' or Jawaharlal Nehru was known for his love for children which is why his birthday on November 14 is celebrated each year as Children's Day.
On Children's Day, chocolates and gifts are usually distributed among children, while schools organize various events such as competitions, music and dance performances to celebrate the day dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru's fondness for children.
It is also a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys, and books to orphan children on Children's Day.
Before 1964, India celebrated Childrens Day on November 20 which was observed as Universal Children's Day by the United Nations. But after Jawaharlal Nehru's death in 1964, it was unanimously decided to celebrate his birthday as 'Bal Diwas' in India as a token for his love and affection towards children.