Children’s Day Essay
We celebrate children’s day every year on 14th November all over India. The first Prime Minister of free India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 in Allahabad to a Brahmins family of Kashmir. His father Pandit Moti Lal Nehru was a lawyer.
The house named ‘Anand Bhawan’ by Moti Lal Nehru was given to the fighters for India’s independence and the building was renamed as “Swaraj Bhawan”.
Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru had a great love for children. He wanted to be amidst them, talk to them and play with them. The children also loved and respected him and called him “Chacha Nehru”. His birthday is celebrated by the people of India in a benefitting manner. That is called children’s day.
In 1916 Jawahar Lal Nehru married Kamala Kaul, daughter of a Kashmiri Brahmin, who not only became his wife, but also his devoted and faithful friend. During the independence movement he was arrested many times and in all he spent about 14 years in jail. He wrote famous books – Autobiography, Discovery of India and Letters from Father to his Daughter. Smt. Indira Gandhi was his daughter.
On children’s day early in the morning people began gathering at Shantivan, where Chacha Nehru was cremated, to pay homage to the great leader. The visitors including the President, the Prime Minister, the Cabinet Ministers and the higher officers. They place garlands on the samadhi.
The school children organise cultural programmes to celebrate the day. They sing national song and stage short dramas. So Chacha Nehru’s life ended on 27th May 1964 at the age of 74.