Just like India’s Children’s Day on November 14, United Nations marked November 20 as Universal Children’s Day. It is therefore apt to say that November is the month for us, the children. Children were always taken for granted and not acknowledged. After the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child became effective in 1990, the scenario of acknowledging political, economic, civil, health, social and cultural rights of children came into existence. Brainfeed celebrates this day with all the future leaders who will take our nation to the highest platform.
- Children’s Day was 1st invented by Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, USA in 1857.
- November 20 was chosen as the day to mark the adoption of ‘Declaration of the Rights of the Child’ in 1959 and ‘Convention on the Rights of the Child’ in 1989.
- Declaration of the Rights of the Child, a series of related children’s rights proclamations was drafted by Eglantyne Jebb, founder of Save the Children in 1923.
- In 2013, UNICEF reported that an approximate count of 168 million children aged five to 17 worldwide undergo the torture of child labour and work abuse.
- All countries have different date set aside to mark their National Children’s day.
- International Children’s Day and Global Parents’ Day are both celebrated on June 1.