Citizenship consists in the service of the country.” Said the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru fondly remembered as Chacha Nehru all over the country. To remember him and his love for children and continuous efforts for their welfare and progress, his birthday 14 November is celebrated as Children’s Day all over India.
Most schools have cultural programme’s on this day. From the Principal of school or collage to teachers of every class make it a point to bring a smile on this special day on the faces of the child. parent and teachers celebrate the day with singing, dancing and storytelling and send card to their children’s. The occasion of children’s Day is not only an opportunity to celebrate and enjoy, but it reminds us of the mission and message of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. He always wanted children all over the world to grow, prosper, get education and prosper in life.
. Children’s Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic. Various competitions like quizzes, fancy dress competitions, elocutions are organized on this day.
The main significane of this day is the Children for whom Nehru has lots of dreams and aspirations, for if the children are educated the country and the world a large would prosper. There are many children on the streets today who are unaware of this day or the vision that Nehru had in mind for them. It would be a good idea to teach your child the value of sharing with others what they are lucky to have, this would bring happiness to all involved and wean a pathway for the generations to follow.
Children’s day was first celebrated worldwide in October, 1953, under the sponsorship of International Union for Child Welfare, Geneva. The idea of Universal Children’s Day was mooted by late Shri V.K. Krishna Menon and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954. 20 November is Universal Children’s Day. The sole reason to start a Day for children was to promote communal exchange and understanding among children, as well as to bring about beneficiary action to promote the welfare of children, all over the globe.
Children are the citizens of tomorrow; they are our future as we are the present of this young and energetic country. Let’s come together in celebrating this day. Let’s aim at having the best education that a child can get be it a boy or a girl, rich or poor. When each and every child in our country s given knowledge and education, then and only then can the True significance of 14 November come alive.
Farida H B
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