Children’s Day Speech: Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, was extremely popular among children and fondly called as “Chacha Nehru”. Nehru stressed the importance of good upbringing for kids, stating that they are undoubtedly the country’s future. The Indian Parliament passed a resolution in 1964 after Nehru’s death and his birthday on November 14th is celebrated nationwide as “Children’s Day”. Schools conduct events like dramas, fancy dress competitions, picnics and give inspirational speeches to children.
Speech on Children’s Day 500 Words in English
Below we have provided Children’s Day Speech in English, suitable for class 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.
Good morning everyone. I welcome you all to the children’s day celebration and wish each one a Happy Children’s Day. This day marks the birth anniversary of a great leader Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was the first Prime Minister of India. He was born on 14th November 1889 in Allahabad to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani. His father was a prominent lawyer and mother was a simple and pious lady. Nehru had his early education at home and also had private tutors as well as a European governess to teach him.
In 1905, at the age of fifteen, his father took him to England, and there he joined the famous public school called Harrow. Two years later, he went to Trinity College in Cambridge. On finishing college, he passed his barrister’s degree from the Inner Temple and returned to India in 1912. Under his father’s guidance, he started his practice as a barrister. However, the conditions in India under the British made him blue. He was greatly impressed by Shri Gopal Krishna Gokhale’s speech and thoughts which redirected his objective towards serving the nation.
Later in 1916, he was married to Kamala, and the following year, their daughter Indira was born. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre in which innocent lives of civilians were lost gave a grave setback to him. It proved to be a turning point in his life as he gave up practice and full-fledged joined the freedom struggle along with his father. In 1921, he participated in Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-cooperation Movement. He was also elected as the President of the National Congress and later imprisoned for six months. During his time in prison, he wrote several books such as Discovery of India, An Autobiography, Glimpse of World etc.
In 1947, after a severe struggle, India gained independence, and he was appointed as the Prime Minister of India. Under his administration, he paved a new way for growth and development of the nation. There were changes and modifications in domestic, economic, agricultural and social policies. Several industries were established to boost the country’s economy. He believed that the future of the bright nation depends on the education of the youth; hence he emphasized on training the children in the best possible way.
In his Five Year Plan programme, he made primary education compulsory for all the children. Despite being an advocate of non-violence and peace, he understood the significance of having a strong defence system. He was overly fond of children and loved them. Because of his love, even children loved and respected him in return. They addressed him as ‘Chacha Nehru’. Due to this fondness and affection, children’s day is celebrated every year on his birthday.
He is known as the constructor of modern India because of his remarkable contribution in serving his country. In 1955, the President, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, conferred on him the Bharat Ratna in recognition of his service. Lastly, I would like to express my gratitude by thanking everyone for attending the program and would end by quoting Chacha Nehru’s famous saying; Time is not measured by the passing of years but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves.
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Short Speech on Children’s Day
Good morning respected Principal, teachers and my dear friends. Happy Children’s Day to all. I have been given this opportunity by my teacher to speak a few words on our beloved Chacha Nehru, the architect of modern India. He was born on 14th November 1889 in Allahabad to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani. Their forefathers were Kashmiri Pandits. At the age of fifteen, Pandit left India and went to London for further studies. He acquired a barristers degree and returned to practice law.
With the depressing environment and the atrocities prevailing in India due to British Raj made him give up his practice and serve for his nation. Like others, he too was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and joined Non-Cooperation and Quit India movement. He was imprisoned for nine years where he spent his days by penning down some books like Discovery of India and an Autobiography. In prison, the future was uncertain, and independence was a distant dream, but Nehru did not lose hope.
He continued writing and believing in his dream of refining India. In 1947, India was finally free from British and attained independence. Pandit Nehru was appointed as the Prime Minister. He devised a structured five-year plan to improve the current state and develop a modernised India. Dr. Rajendra Prasad, the President of India, conferred on him the Bharat Ratna for his outstanding contribution. Panditji was fond of children and roses. Because of his love for children, his birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day. Lastly, It was a privilege to rise in front of you and commemorate Chacha Nehru, the architect of modern India. Thanking everyone who graced this auspicious day with their presence and made this event a memorable one.