Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India. 14 November, birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated as the Children’s Day in India. Children used to call him Chacha Nehru. He was known for his love and affection towards children. Till 1964, 20 November was celebrated as Children’s Day, which was observed as the universal Children's Day by the United Nations. But since Chacha Nehru died in 1964, hid birthday was celebrated as Children’s Day, also known as Bal Diwas, in the country.
Most schools celebrate this day by organizing cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children. It is also seen as a common practice to distribute gifts like clothes, toys and books to orphan children on this day. Apart from his role as a freedom fighter and politician, Pandit Nehru has left behind a legacy of education and development of children in the country. Google celebrated this day with a doodle that has been created by a school student. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru oversaw the establishment of some of the most prominent educational institutions in India. His vision for the development of youth played a major role in the setting up of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, or AIIMS, and the Indian Institutes of Technology. He even initiated the establishment of the Indian Institutes of Management. Pingla Rahul, the winner of the 2018 Google 4 Doodle competition in India and a student of Mumbai created the Doodle on the theme for this year ‘What inspires me’. He was always fascinated with Outer space and explored the doodle. This doodle shows a child looking at a sky which is filled with celestial bodies amid hundreds of twinkling stars. He made the Google Logo with the sky with galaxies, planets and a spacecraft with the idea was to depict the vast and infinite nature of outer space. Google selected four more group winners with a doodle on farmers, animals, wise monkeys and a study desk. The selection of the winners was done by Arun Iyer, famous artist and YouTube Kids Creator, Rob (Harun Robert), India's leading YouTube Creator Sejal Kumar and the Google Doodles team lead, Ryan Germick, with 300,000 votes from people. Children’s Day is a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji's love for them. It is a day set aside to remember Pandit Nehru and his love for children.
By- Anuja Arora