Celebrating Universal Children?s Day! Let Us Know The History Behind This Wonderful Day Dedicated To All Children?Find Out!
Recently, we celebrated Children?s Day in India which was on 14th November 2019. The day is celebrated to mark the birthday of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. However, other countries celebrate it on 20th November as Universal Children?s Day!
Let Us Know More About It In Detail:
Universal Children?s Day is celebrated on 20th November. The goal of Universal Children?s day is to improve child welfare worldwide, promote and celebrate children?s rights and promote togetherness and awareness amongst all children.
Initially launched in 1954, Universal Children?s day has seen some milestone events in the field of child welfare, marking the anniversary of the dates when the UN General assembly adopted both the declaration and convention of children?s rights. The convention sets out a number of children?s rights such as the rights to be protected from violence and discrimination and the rights to life, health and education.
History of Universal Children?s Day:
Originally, there were 2 goals this day was to help achieve: to encourage children of all races, creeds, and religions to spend time together, getting to know each other and appreciating each other?s differences; and to prompt governments worldwide to pay more attention to the welfare of their youngest citizens. Although Universal Children?s Day takes place on November 20th, each country that participates in the festivities has its own date set aside for this purpose?in South Sudan, for example, Children?s Day is celebrated on December 23rd, in Cuba on the third Sunday of July, and in Poland on June 1st.