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India recently celebrated Children’s Day with immense joy and cheerfulness. We observe this day on 14 November to honor the birth date of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who generously admired children. However, it was decided after Jawaharlal Nehru’s demise, and till 1959, India also celebrated Children’s Day on November 20 with the rest of the world. The day is celebrated to encourage international affection, awareness among people for the well-being of the children.

Children’s Day is celebrated on 20 November across the world. It was first established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day by United Nations. 20 November 1959 is the date on which the United Nations Assembly approved the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. With time, certain numbers of children’s rights including, the right to life, to health, to education, to play, to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated against, to have their views heard, and other rights were formed. And in today’s world, all such rights hold full significance to protect the children around the world from any sort of injustice.

This year, the theme for World Children’s Day 2021 is “A Better Future for Every Child”. The UNICEF has stated that the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how inequality harms the rights of children, and hence it is necessary to raise voices for education, mental health, and other factors. And now is the time when we support the children because they will run the world in a post-pandemic era.

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