By: Shivani Velaga
Nehruji had a fascination for children, and thought that children were the nation's future. In his very own words, “If we need to protect our future, so the responsibility of all of us is to create a better path for the future of these children.” The key aim of this celebration was to encourage all Indians to grant children the right to be educated. Not only is it their right to develop in the right direction, but educating our nation’s future will result in a well-organized and prosperous nation.
Children’s Day is celebrated in a multitude of ways. Especially in schools, a place where millions of children call home, Children’s Day is widely enjoyed through numerous events that take place to bring joy to children and several fun activities. Many locations around the nation commemorate this day by organising cultural programmes that include music and dancing, plays and skits, and children's refreshments. Children are gifted clothing, stationery and other fun amenities, and many organisations donate books and toys to orphanages where children can make use of the gifts, keeping Nehru's dream of child education alive.
Our school also joyously celebrates Children’s day every year. This year, staying at home and away from our fellow classmates and teachers is the new normal. Despite this tragedy, our teachers coordinated well and worked hard to produce a fun-filled event that brought great joy to the students.
As Jawaharlal Nehru once said, we should take an oath to not only serve children on Children’s Day, but each and every day for their wellbeing and benefit, and help them accomplish their dreams. Happy Children’s Day everyone!