Children's Day, also referred to as "Bal Diwas", is celebrated every year on 14 November on the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Pt Jawaharlal Nehru.
Fondly referred as "Chacha" by kids, Nehru was fond of both children and roses. He was often quoted as saying that children should always be carefully and lovingly nurtured as they are the future of the nation and citizens of tomorrow.
Children's Day was first celebrated in 1964 after Nehru's death.
Schools across the country conduct special functions on this day, during which kids dress up like Chacha Nehru in his trademark outfit with a red rose in the buttonhole.
However, apart from being celebrated in schools and colleges, the day is nowadays also marked by wishes on social media.
Several Bollywood celebs have wished their fans and followers "Happy Children's Day" on Twitter.
Here are some of their tweets:
— bhumi pednekar (@psbhumi) November 14, 2015
On children's day,teacher asked what is success? Student:Success is when a tea seller is served tea by a Queen!
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) November 14, 2015
On children's day,teacher asked what is success? Student:Success is when a tea seller is served tea by a Queen! — rishi kapoor (@chintskap) November 14, 2015
On this children's day we really need to evoke that child within us who is oblivious of feelings like... https://t.co/dAv6W0FWwB
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) November 14, 2015
A very happy children's day to all the little ones out there. — Ram Kapoor (@RamKapoor) November 14, 2015
Sublime view of the city from our room on the 30th.. Our first father-daughter trip !! Happy children's day to me pic.twitter.com/RmiD8UmU5c
— ROHIT ROY (@rohitroy500) November 14, 2015
Happy Birthday Pandit JawaharLalNehru and Happy Children's day too all the children in our nation.
— Farah Khan (@FarahKhanAli) November 14, 2015