On Twitter today, President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the nation's leaders to honour Pandit Nehru's memory on his birth anniversary and also extend their greetings to children across the nation on Children's Day.
In India, the hashtag #ChildrensDay has been the top trending hashtag on Twitter all morning.
Here are some of the greetings politicians tweeted on Children's Day:
On his 128th birth anniversary, my homage to Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, our first Prime Minister #PresidentKovind- President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) November 14, 2017
Wish the nation on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, today. pic.twitter.com/6wCcMSGdC2- VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) November 14, 2017
Also wish all the children on the happy occasion of Children's Day, today. pic.twitter.com/rk6Jofs96E- VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) November 14, 2017
There are two lasting gifts we should give to our children - our rich culture and traditions and good education to fulfil their aspirations. Happy Children's Day.- VicePresidentOfIndia (@VPSecretariat) November 14, 2017
Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) November 14, 2017
My respectful tributes to the great son of India and our First PM Pt. #JawaharlalNehru on his Jayanti. Ensuring Human Rights & Liberties to citizens will be the rightful homage to this charismatic leader and maker of Modern India.- Pranab Mukherjee (@CitiznMukherjee) November 14, 2017
Today we remember a brilliant compassionate man. He reminds us:- Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) November 14, 2017
"There is nothing more horrifying than stupidity in action."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
Remembering Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary. His contribution to the nation can not be forgotten.- Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) November 14, 2017
Happy Childrens Day to the children in our lives -- & the child in all of us! pic.twitter.com/3w8m7YHI3s- Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 14, 2017
Lots of blessings and love to children on Children's Day pic.twitter.com/f7ERIcKNVT- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 14, 2017
Homage to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary- Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) November 14, 2017
Remembering the architect of modern India, great statesman, freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of India Pandit #JawaharlalNehru on his birth anniversary. Happy #ChildrensDaypic.twitter.com/wf91sXWT0F- Naveen Jindal (@MPNaveenJindal) November 14, 2017
Humble Homage to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. His unparalleled contribution to build India and its institutions brick by brick, will be remembered for eternity.Best wishes on #ChildrensDaypic.twitter.com/tBdpj8AiKb- Rachit Seth (@rachitseth) November 14, 2017
On #BalDiwas let us rededicate ourselves to proliferate further awareness about various facets of child rights & securing these rights for our children. #BalDiwas greetings to everyone. I pay tributes to first Prime Minister of India Pt. #JawaharLalNehru on his birth anniversary.- Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) November 14, 2017
Interestingly, Children's Day wasn't always celebrated on November 14 in India. In fact, United Nations' Universal Children's Day, which was established in 1954, is celebrated on November 20 each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide and improving children's welfare. India too previously celebrated Children's Day on November 20. That is, until the death of Pandit Nehru in 1964, when it was decided to celebrate the leader's birthday as Bal Diwas or Children's Day in India.
On Children's Day, or Bal Diwas, children across India honour the memory of Chacha Nehru. Schools and colleges across India often organise fun-filled activities to mark the occasion of Children's Day.
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