The maiden Prime Minister of independent India- Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, was quite fond of children. His great love for roses, as well as children, is a well-known fact. In fact , he often compared the two, saying that children were like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. Therefore, as a tribute to this lover of children, the nation started the custom of celebrating his birth anniversary as Children’s Day. But amidst all this pomp and glory and celebrations on November, 14th, we should not lose sight of Chacha Nehru’s real message. That is providing our children with a safe and loving environment in which to grow as well as giving them ample and equal opportunities through which they can take great strides and contribute to the progress of the nation.
This day serves as a reminder to each and every one of us, to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and teach them to live by their Chacha Nehru’s standards and example. Children constitute the greatest asset of a nation. A nation prospers or progresses to the extent it is able to develop the hidden potential lying untapped in her children. In a country like India, where children constitute a good percentage of the population, we need to give much more attention to their all-round development.
A day like this reminds all of us to give children their due love, affection and opportunities for development. Team Vidyalaya wishing you all A Very Happy Children’s Day!