Children’s Day

In India, the Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November, the birthday of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Nehru, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) by the kids, emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, who he saw as the bright future of India.

Many functions are organized in schools, offices and other organizations. Most schools hold cultural performances on this day, run by the children themselves. Teachers also get involved, and may perform songs and dances for their students. The State and the Central governments also make it a point to showcase Children’s films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the country on this date. All over the country, various cultural, social, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children’s Day is seen as a day for the kids to engage in fun and frolic.

At Candor, the teachers entertained the kids. There was a dance, song as part of the programme along with some general knowledge about the day. There were games and other fun activities to keep the kids on their toes. The kids were made aware of less fortunate children around the world, especially in India.