Children’s Day and their Rights under the Constitution

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru or Panditji or Chacha Nehru, he is the first (and to date the longest-serving) prime minister of India, from 1947 until 1964. So it will be more better to call him as an Indian statesman.

November 14th is the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is also celebrated as Children’s Day.Nehru Ji loved children and red roses immensely. He compared the buds of roses with the children, soft and tender. Both needs special care and affection to grow.

Chacha Nehru believed that the children are our country. They need to be boost up and motivate towards excellence.The President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil and the 11th President , Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam too believe in the proper handling of the children.

Official Childrens Day Wallpaper

Bal Bhavan :

Chacha Nehru was the brain behind the idea of Bal Bhavan. Here the mode of teaching is different to what the modern method goes with. In Bal Bhavan children are taught in more informal ways. There is no mental strain and they are engaged in activities that will help in gaining motivation, self confidence and build up an attitude.

Baal Bhavan

Quiz on India :

There is an official Quiz which you can take today to know how much you know about your country. The Quiz is devided in 4 sections :

About India |  Indian Government |   Sports in India |    Indian Monuments

Universal Children’s Day :

‘UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY’ is celebrated on 20th November every year. There are various reasons for that. On this day in 1959 the United Nations General Assembly also adopted “the Declaration of the Rights of the Child.” In 1989 on the very same day the “Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)” was signed.

Rights of Children in India

We all speak about the rights of children and especially on this date feel our responsibility towards children. But how many of us very truly knows the rights that our constitution has granted to the children.Lets have a look :

Children’s Rights under the Constitution –

  • Article 15(3): Empowers the State to make special provisions for children and women
  • Article 21A: Obligates the State to provides for free and compulsory education for children between the age of 6 to 14 years
  • Article 24: Prohibits the employment to children
  • Article 39(e): Obligates the State to safeguard the health of children
  • Article 39(f): Obligates the State to safeguard opportunities for children to grow with dignity.

All these rights more or less speaks about prohibition of child labour, encourage child education and protect each child as they are our future.Recently HRD took initiative to assign UID for every children in rural and urban areas so that the benefits that is passed through Child Related Programs can be properly passed and managed.

But do we understand them right ?

But these rights as encrypted in constitutional books have been saved there only. Very few of us have realized or rather understood its meaning. We often see children begging on roads and streets, or pulling rickshaws or working at many of our homes or as daily wage labours but we hardly raise our voice. We need to speak out. We need to fight for a better India and stop exploiting these innocent flowers.

Please visit the official site on this special day

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