India is celebrating Children's Day today. The day is celebrated on every November 14, as a tribute to India's first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru, fondly known as Chacha Nehru among children, who was born on this day in 1889. Google is celebrating the Children's Day this year with a unique doodle. It is believed that Nehru was fond of children and used to meet kids with immense affection. It was because of his loving attitude towards children that kids fondly called him Chacha.
This Google doodle was selected via a drawing competition between students from all over India. The winner of the 2019 Doodle for Google competition is 7-year-old Divyanshi Singhal from Gurgaon. Singhal's Google Doodle themed "Walking Trees" in future, spreads the message on protecting the next generations from Deforestation.
Google has been hosting its Doodle for Google event for last 10 years inviting school children to create their own doodle for Google India homepage. The theme for this year was 'When I grow up, I hope ...'
When asked how she came up with this delightful idea, she explained, “When I visited my grandmother, I was so sad to see the trees around her house being cut. So I thought that if trees could walk or fly, we will not have to cut them."
Children's Day or 'Bal Diwas' celebrations aim to spread and increase the awareness about the rights and education of children among people.
India used to celebrate Children’s Day in India on 20th November every year before 1956 as the United Nations, in 1954, had declared the day as Universal Children’s Day. After the death of PM Nehru in 1964, a resolution was passed in the parliament unanimously declaring his the day of his birth anniversary, 14th November as National Children’s Day.