Sunday, November 16, 2008

Children's Day and Happy Birthday to Me !

I never knew this :)
That my birthday actually falls on the (International) Children's Day !!
Universally, Children's Day is celebrated on 20th November, every year. This date was chosen as a day to celebrate childhood.

The date 20th November, was chosen as it marks the anniversary of the day in 1959, when the Declaration of the Rights of the Child was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly adopted. In 1989 the Convention on the Rights of the Child was signed on the same date, which has been sanctioned by 191 states, ever since.

However, while 20th November is universally celebrated as Children's Day, in India this day has been preponed to 14th November, the date the marks the birth anniversary of independent India's first Prime Minister – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
So, all my life i always thought how close i was born to the Children's day without realising that i was infact born ON the Children's day itself !! COOOL !!
And to think of it ... every country chooses its own Children's Day ... so with enough number of countries and luck ... we might have Children's Day all year round !!
more on Children's day

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to you from everyone at GiveIndia.

    I just wanted to let you and your readers know that we have a special page on our site that has a few ways to help a child living in poverty.