Today is 14th November and in India 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day. This day commemorates the Birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first Prime Minister. Nehruji liked children very much and it was his wish that his birthday to be celebrated as Children’s day. After Nehruji’s death, his birthday has been celebrated as children's Day in India. Children's Day is not just a day,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. Pt Nehru is seen as a special child of India as he was the first Prime Minister of India, which was achieved after a long struggle for freedom and Independence, of which he was a part. He worked passionately for the welfare of children in India. He was fond of Children and thus became popular CHACHA NEHRU among his little admirers. Nehruji was very particular about the progress of the Indian Youth. He wanted to create responsible citizens out of Young boys and girls. Under his regime he included and highlighted the point in his five years plan that every child in India would get free and compulsory Primary Education.
Why we celebrate Children’s Day? Is it a mere day for celebration or there is something else behind it. Do the parents and elders in the society have to do anything with the Children’s Day celebrations? Do we elders/parents take time to be a part of our kids Children’s Day. For many parents, it is an important date and they take initiative to celebrate Children's Day by giving gifts and spend the day with them to make them feel special. Are you among one of the parent mentioned above. If not take a chance this year to be a parent of this kind and make a difference in your child’s life.

Children’s Day is a reminder to all elders and parents to renew their commitment for the welfare of the children’s. Childhood is about innocence and playfulness. It is about joy and freedom.

Childhood is perhaps the best part of anyone’s life as during this time we enjoy life to the fullest. Children’s do not know what sorrow is, they do not know the harsh realities of time and go about being happy in their own merry world.

Children’s Day is a special day that aims to celebrate childhood, the most wonderful stage in the life of a person. Celebrating Children’s Day is about giving children the right to enjoy and grow into healthy and educated citizens of the country. If parents/Elders can teach their child the value of sharing with others what they are lucky to have, then not only your child will grow into a responsible human being, but also another child who otherwise could have ended up being a delinquent, had it not been for your thoughtfulness. We cannot hide the fact that many children in India are not getting basic privilege like education. Many Children are earning money instead of playing. The true essence of Children’s Day is to understand the significance of Childhood in our lives. The values and disciplines learned as a child are responsible for the kind of adulthood one has. Thus Childhood is special and should be celebrated to remind all young and adults about Children’s right to enjoy their childhood without any boundaries and to be educated adult in the future.  

It is our prime duty to provide our children’s with a safe and loving environment in which they can grow as well as giving them ample and equal opportunities through which they can take great strides and contribute to the progress of nation.

BY Bency Joy, GSSS Sabari, Rangat