dav-childrens-day-2Children’s Day celebrations come with the message of celebrating “childhood”. On Children’s Day tribute is paid to all children in the world. Children are loved by one and all. At DAV Public School, New Panvel and DAV International Kharghar, children won over hearts with their angelic eyes and innocent smiles during various performances. We bring to you a special report. 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. At DAV International School, Kharghar, under the leadership of the Principal Seema Maindiratta – a magic show and a fancy dress competition marked the day’s celebrations. 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”. At DAV International School, Kharghar Children’s Day celebrations once again brought to limelight Nehruji’s genuine love for children. At DAV Public School, New Panvel, the day was used to bring children face to face with Arjuna Award winner Suma Shiror who has created a niche for herself globally in rifle shooting. On the occasion, sports champions of the school were felicitated. Suma Shirur was welcomed by the school Principal Dr. Prakash Joshi. The sports icon then interacted with the students who were obviously excited to meet the sport star in person. Navi Mumbai News Editor Zeba Warsia shared a few words with Suma Shiror. Indeed, the day’s celebrations the schools in the city were a tribute to the great man that Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was !

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