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United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


“Children need models rather than critics.” ― Joseph Joubert 


“Even if people are still very young, they shouldn’t be prevented from saying what they think.” ― Anne Frank 


“To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy.” ― Malala Yousafzai

“Children are living beings – more living than grown-up people who have built shells of habit around themselves. Therefore it is absolutely necessary for their mental health and development that they should not have mere schools for their lessons, but a world whose guiding spirit is personal love.”― Rabindranath Tagore 

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead 
“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” ― Astrid Lindgren

“Children make you want to start life over.” ― Muhammad Ali 

“A child is an uncut diamond.” ― Austin O’Malley 
“Our most important task as a nation is to make sure all our young people can achieve their dreams.” ― Barack Obama

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” ― Oscar Wilde 

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle 
“Make it a rule never to give a child a book you would not read yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Don’t handicap your children by making their lives easy.” ― Robert A. Heinlein 

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein
“What is a home without children? Quiet.” ― Henny Youngman 
“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” ― Stacia Tauscher

“The soul is healed by being with children.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky 

“No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.” ― Plato 

“A man who is not a father to his children can never be a real man.” ― Mario Puzo

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