14 November 2011

Children’s Day..





Children's day,   known as "Bal Diwas", in India falls on November 14th every year and for good reason. Children's day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru's birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji's love for them. When India gained its independence, he became the first Prime Minister of free India.



Greetings to all children on their very Special Day  !!


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   commemorative stamps on Jawaharlal Nehru from USSR (1989) and Turkey

Chacha Nehru as the children fondly referred to him, was fond of both children and roses. In fact he often compared the two, saying that children were like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. He was the ‘beloved’ of all the children who gave him the endearing name of ‘Chacha Nehru’.As a tribute to this great man and his love for the children, his birthday is celebrated all over India as ‘CHILDREN’S DAY’.


Children’s stamps issued in 2010

"Children Day", as an event, is celebrated on various days in many places around the world, in particular to honor children. Major global variants include an Universal Children's Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation.

Children’s Day 2011 stamp by India Post

India Post issues every year stamps on Children’s Day . Its designs feature best paintings  by  children , selected on the basis of painting competition organized for children.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The State Council for Child Welfare has selected the painting by K Rahul, a class V student of Kozhikode Balusseri Government Vocational Higher Secondary School, to be brought out as the Children’s Day stamp for 2011.

It is from the 700-odd pictures that they received from various parts of the state that Rahul’s painting was chosen by the Council. The stamp would be released at a function hosted by the Council at its building here on November 14, Children’s Day.

Ten-year-old Rahul is the winner of several water painting and pencil drawing competitions hosted by Forest Department, Vidyarangam, Kalasahitya Vedi, National Balatharangam, ‘Thathamma’ and ‘Balarama. He  also writes poems, a collection of which, along with his sister Soorya’s, has been brought out under the title, ‘Manthalir’. Rahul himself creates illustrations for his poems.  Rahul is the son of K Sreenivasan, an assistant field officer at the Veterinary Hospital Ayyankuzhy, and Vasanthi. Soorya, his sister, is a class VII student in Balusseri GGHS.


World Diabetes Day – 14 November


Algeria Post issued a postage stamp on 14 November 2003 to commemorate World Diabetes Day.

World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes - its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.

This year forms the third year of the five year campaign 2009-2013, that will take the main theme “Diabetes education and prevention” forward focusing more specifically on the theme for World Diabetes Day 2011 - ‘Act on Diabetes. Now’ !!

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