14th November marks the birthday of the first prime minister of India and for children, is their beloved Chacha Nehru birthday. The day is celebrated all over the nation with fun and zeal as Children’s Day. 14th November is a festivity of childhood, children and Pandit Nehruji’s love for them. Our nation has been blessed by giving birth to a man who is compassionate in nature, resolute in his ambitions and tender at heart. Born in 14th November, 1889 Jawaharlal was an exceptional child; brilliant and kindhearted and was greatly loved by all. On his return from England after doing his M.A. from Cambridge, he realized that he was not interested in making money through the legal profession. Instead, he was filled with patriotic fervor and wanted to help the poor and the downtrodden. He joined the Congress and the rest is history. When India gained its independence, this outstanding statesman was named the first Prime Minister of the country. Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man. Children’s Day is to celebrate “childhood”. On Children’s Day tribute is paid to all children in the world. Children are loved by one and all. They win over our hearts with their angelic eyes and innocent smiles. It makes one realize that maybe that’s the way God wanted us to be. India’s first prime minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was born on November 14. After his death in 1963, his birthday has been celebrated, as Children’s Day in India. Children’s Day is not just a day to let the future generation have its say. It is a day to remember a leader who, in his quiet but determined way, laid the foundation to convert a nascent nation into a world power. But why Children’s Day? Apart from being known for his skills as a statesman, Nehru was also immensely fond of children. The more popular and famous of Nehru’s pictures show him with children. A few little ones voiced their feelings about the day and the every child’s favorite leader. BYTES Children to Nehruji were little adults in the making. The story also goes that he started to wear a rose on his jacket after a child pinned one on it. Nehruji’s affinity to children is well recorded, for he said, “Our one goal, our bounden duty, is to gift the future of India – our children – a country filled with peace and tranquility”. Children’s Day year after year thus, symbolizes Nehruji’s genuine love for children and is a tribute to the great man that Nehruji was. The national children’s center, Jawahar Bal Bhavan, is also named after Jawaharlal Nehru. Children’s Day is literally that. It is the day when children all over the country are pampered with goodies. From the schoolchild’s point of view, the best thing perhaps is that it is a special day at school – they need not wear uniforms and are given sweets. A few teachers too spoke to Navi Mumbai News about the day. And at one classroom, the children sang together remembering Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. SHOW THE SONG Indeed, there are; “no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.
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