In celebration of Children’s Day India, CINI Australia invite you to help us raise $5,000 for this special occasion; and support our programmes in: education, safety and protection, healthcare and nutrition.

Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14th across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children, the foundation of what CINI strives to achieve.

We want to see every child achieve their rights to play, safety, health, education, a clean environment and a bright future.”

Jennie Connaughton, Co-Founder of CINI Australia

The day is also a tribute to India’s First Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Fondly known as “Chacha Nehru” among children, he advocated for children to have fulfilled education. Nehru considered children as the real strength of a nation and foundation of society.

The nation usually celebrates Children’s Day with educational and motivational programs held across India, by and for children. By donating to our Children’s Day India Appeal, you will help children within our programmes to gain access to better health, nutrition and education.

Any donation you give will make a difference. An Australia dollar goes a long way in India where many people live on only $2 a day.

Our 3 programs, IICCHAA, UJJAN and Child Friendly Communities, have ambitious plans this year to include more children and reach more remote villages but we still need a further $45,000 to meet our budgets.

Your support will make real and lasting change. Thank you for your donation.

Children’s Day Timeline

2018 – Google Celebrates Children’s Day

Google celebrates Children’s Day with a Doodle on its homepage, showing a child looking at the sky via a telescope, with a Mumbai-based student winning the year’s Doodle 4 competition.

1964 – Children’s Day is honoured

After the death of Jawaharlal Nehru, a resolution was passed in the parliament unanimously to honour him, declaring his birth anniversary as the official date of Children’s Day.

1947 – India becomes an independent nation

Nehru, under the guidance of Gandhi, turned out to be a leader of India’s struggle for independence in 1947.

1889 – The birth of a leader

Jawaharlal Nehru is born, later becoming India’s first Prime Minister and honoured on Children’s Day across the country.

Why we love Children’s Day

  1. Children are important

Jawaharlal Nehru believed that children are vital in shaping a nation and should be given the right to a full education. No matter what country you’re from, this is a universal theme for everyone. Spend the day reminding your children or young relatives just how amazing they are and to dream big.

  1. It’s a fun day for children!

In many schools across India, children are asked to ditch school uniform and wear party clothes. It’s the perfect time to play dress-up with your children or school kids and plan fun activities so they will remember the day with great fondness!

  1. It supports young ones

There are many events across India that will be both fun as well as helping out society. You can spend the day planting trees to improve the environment, or even organizing exciting events with children no matter what background who can be given a creative platform and free choice.