Why Does India Have A Different Date To Celebrate Childrens Day

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The history of Children's Day began back in June, 1856, when on the second Sunday of the month a certain Reverand Dr. Charles Leonard in America held a special service dedicated to children at his church. Though christened Rose Day, it later came to be known as Flower Sunday. Much later, the second Sunday of the month of July came to be named Children's Day.

Coming on to the 20th century, the Indian statesman & diplomat, V K Krishna Menon proposed at the UN General Assembly to celebrate Universal Children's Day in October. Hence it became so until in 1959, 20th November was selected as the date for such a celebration. Most countries in the world follow this date only. However, India does not. That story began with the death of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in 1964. It was then that the decision was made to celebrate the birth anniversary of Chacha Nehru or Uncle Nehru i.e. 14th November as the Baal Divas or Children's Day in India. The reason being Nehru is remembered for his fondness for children. In fact the story goes that a child once gave him a rose & from that day onwards he always kept a rose in his pocket. That's the reason why on every photo & painting of Nehru we see a rose peeking out of his shirt pocket.

On this day, throughout India functions & celebrations are organised across schools, offices & other places. The government makes it a point to showcase children's films on this particular day. This day is basically seen in India to get the kids engaged in fun & joy. So why don't you get involved in this to? A great way to do that would be to get your kid a surprise gift. It would be like a second birthday in a year for your children. This is even easier now with all the online gift delivering sites, where you can get all kinds of gifts like- flowers, cakes, dry fruits, chocolate bouquet, fresh fruits, greeting cards, soft toys, combos, sweets, etc. Such a site can even offer customised products like designer cakes, photo cakes & so on. All you have to do is to send the message & photo which you would like them to display & their experts will take care of the rest. You can also avail for same day delivery at a fixed time of your choice. So let your kids enjoy this one day of the year dedicated to them with these surprise gifts, which are available to you within the reach of a few clicks of the mouse.

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