Speech on Children’s Day

India celebrates Children’s Day on 14th November every year, to commemorate the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru - the first Prime Minister of India. The day is also used by the government to announce new policies for reforms in child education and health. I am writing below three speeches on Children’s Day for students.

Short and Long Speech on Children’s Day for Students

Speech 1

Good morning Respected Principal Sir, Dear Friends, and others. As you all are aware that it is 14th November today and we have gathered here for celebrating Children’s Day.

It is a day for us, the children to relax and enjoy the goodies thrown at us. With no classes to attend and a lot of events to enjoy, I know you all are high on clouds.

Friends, there isn’t any doubt that the day belongs to us. Everyone from our parents to our teachers is busy in doing things to please us and bring a smile to our faces. But, there is also one more person, whom we must take time to remember – Chacha Nehru.

Yes, it is the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, whose birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day. It is a tribute to his love for the children and reforms that he had brought for the children, as the Prime Minister of India.

I would also like to thank Principal Sir for making the finances available for today’s program. If it wasn’t for his love for us; such a grand celebration wouldn’t have been possible.

Last but not the least; I would like to thank the teachers and parents for their guidance and support in academics as well as life.

With this, I would like to end the speech and request my friend ---- to begin the events. Thank you!!


Speech 2

Good Morning everyone!! I am ------- from class -------. I am your today’s host for Children’s Day functions. Before I begin my speech, I would like to extend my thanks for our very dear Principal Sir, teachers, and also the non-teaching staff; for making possible such a grand celebration for us.

I know that it is a day to celebrate and the students are patiently waiting for the surprise programs arranged for them. Well, there is lots of good news coming your way, just be patient!!

But, before we jump onto celebrations, let us take this opportunity to remember a great freedom fighter whose birthday we commemorate by celebrating children’s Day on 14th November. Friends, you all know that today is also the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who is fondly remembered by us, the children, as Chacha Nehru.

There have been many freedom fighters and politicians but only one, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has been given the title ‘Chacha’, meaning uncle. This title had been given to him by no one else but by the children themselves.

It is proof of the cordial relationship that he shared with the children. Nehruji’s concern for the children of India and his love for them was evident. Wherever he had time, he interacted with the children and tried to listen to them.

Chacha Nehru firmly believed that we, the children are the future of the country, and therefore, we must be educated, loved, and nurtured.

Let us now remember that noble soul today and acknowledge his trust in the children. Chacha Nehru believed that only we have the potential to change the face of India.

Before we begin with the celebrations, I would like to assure our teachers and the parents that we will, under their guidance and support, will grow up to be exactly as responsible citizens of India, as Chacha Nehru had thought.

With this, I might wish to end my speech! Thank You!!


Speech 3

Good morning respected Principal Sir, teachers, and my friends. Today we are here to celebrate Children’s Day and I want to thank our teaching staff on behalf of all the students of the school for organizing this function for us.

I would also like to express my gratitude towards the non-teaching staff for providing their time and labor.

Today is also a very special day when we celebrate the birth anniversary of our dear Chacha Nehru. Born on 14th November 1889, he was a great freedom fighter and also the first Prime Minister of India, post-independence.

What separates Chacha Nehru from other freedom fighters and politicians was his love for the children. He loved Indian children and had worked tirelessly to give them a better and safe life.

Even during the freedom struggle and the thousands of meetings he attended, he left no opportunity to interact with the children. Chacha Nehru loved talking to the children, irrespective of their class, culture, or any other division.

Celebrating Children’s Day on his birthday is a tribute to the man who, in his capacity as the Prime Minister of India brought many educational reforms to elevate the condition of children in the country.

Nehru Ji was a visionary and a thinker – he insisted that children are the future of the country. That is, how well the country progresses, depends on how loved and nurtured its children are. If the children are loved, educated, and well-nurtured, then only the country can progress.

That is why we celebrate Children’s Day today. To commemorate the birth of Chacha Nehru and also to take forward his vision of a progressive India, by strengthening its most important pillars – the children.

Children, we all are fortunate that we live in a society that cares for us and acknowledges the precedence set by Chacha Nehru and other visionaries.

There are ample opportunities for our growth today and we can dream to achieve whatever objective we wish to.

But my dear friends, there is another side of the coin too. As I and you are fortunate to have access to education under the guidance of our teachers, there are many children, who didn’t get an opportunity to go to school. Many children also go to sleep hungry and without a roof over their heads.

Friends it is a day for us to think about such underprivileged brothers and sisters of us, and address their grievances. It is not a day to celebrate our liberties; rather it is a day to make changes in the lives of those children who are not so fortunate.

I am not saying that you don’t celebrate! Celebrate we must as the day belongs to us the children! What I am trying to say is that – we must celebrate the day together with the children outside our social perimeter. Celebrate the day with the children of slum dwellers, farmers, daily wage workers, and others.

If we celebrate the day with poor children, it will have a positive effect on their psychology and send a message that they are not alone. A simple act of kindness could change their perception about the society and turn them into sensible and responsible citizens when they grow old.

I would also take this opportunity to request administrators and policymakers to make effective educational and health policies to benefit the children belonging to the vulnerable section of the society.

This children’s Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to the development of underprivileged children.

With that, I would like to end my speech and request Mr.… to host further proceedings. Thank You!!