Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Children's Day (India)!

Children's day was very special and exciting day for us when in school. This day brings us those sweet memories. United Nations Assembly adopted first Children’s day on October 23, 1954 later changed to November 20. In spite of celebrating Children’s day, universally on November 20, most countries have their specific day of celebration. India celebrates today; Japan celebrates on May 5 etc.
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime minister of India was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad, UP. As a tribute to this great man, his love and passion for the children, his birthday is celebrated all over India as ‘Children’s Day’. He is fondly known as Chacha (uncle) Nehru. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. He was fond of both children and roses. He used to spare his free time with children by playing, singing and telling stories to them.
So children pay floral tribute to a portrait on his birth anniversary. He did much during his time in office from 1947-1964 to advance primary education and establish institutions of higher learning.
Today, Children's Day is celebrated all over India with festivals, outdoor activities, children's carnivals and events to bring awareness to children's rights issues in India, such as child labor. Children film festival screens some of the most delightful children's content in the country and awards are conferred to their talent.
Fortunate children have parties and celebrations all the time. Would it not be another way of celebrating to have a school or an organization, organize a party for some underprivileged children to bring smiles on their faces?

"The soul is healed by being with children."
-English proverb

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