Children's Day celebration on new stamp from India

December 10th, 2013

India Post issued a stamp celebrating Children's Day 2013. Children's Day was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children in 1925. In India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India.

Many functions are organized in schools, offices and other organizations. Most schools hold cultural performances on this day, run by the children themselves. Teachers also get involved, and may perform songs and dances for their students. On this day, the State and the Central Government also make it a point to showcase children's films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the country. All over the country, various cultural and social institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun. Children take part in many sports organized for them. Many people in India celebrate this day as Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday on November 14.