The world celebrated the Children’s Day on November 20, but in India this day has been proposed to 14th November, the date the marks the birth anniversary of independent India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.
The purpose why his birthday has been selected for the celebration of children is because of his love and passion for children. Pandit Nehru is also view as the country’s special child to have been the first Prime Minister, later than her long struggle for independence.
The day is marked with a set of activities for children. But the truth remains that only a section of the country’s children really have an opportunity to celebrate their existence. Schools organize events and activities that their students thoroughly enjoy, but there is a whole population of young ones that are left ignored on this special day the oppressed street children.
As an alternative of celebrating it with arrogance in schools and clubs and hotels, why not bring a difference into the lives of children who are unprivileged. While celebrating being a child, the lucky ones should be reminded about their good fortune to have all that they are gifted with, while there are others who can hardly feed or clothe themselves.
Thus, while this day was globally instituted to offer children with basic Rights, maybe one can make a variation to a child’s life by doing something special. Parties and celebrations happen all the time, but how about taking the lucky children to homes that shelter street children and have them befriend those kids, donating clothes, toys, stationery, books, etc.
Another way of celebrating this day differently would be to have your children, whether as teacher or parent, organize a party for some underprivileged children. In fact, if this is done in every neighborhood, imagine how many smiles there will be across the nation.
We also celebrate this day in a modern way through exchange of SMS. They may not always smell pure and sweet, a dirty diaper or a dampened sheet. But with a loving cuddle and a beautiful smile, the joys of parenthood are all worthwhile. Happy Children’s Day..!!
As mentioned previous, Children’s day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehruji’s birthday as a day of fun and play, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji’s love for them. As a compliment to his love for children, Nehruji’s birthday is celebrated all over India as ‘CHILDREN’S DAY