Just like August 15 and January 26th, November 14th has been remembered as one of the prominent days in Indians life. From being a child to seeing our children celebrating in schools, children’s day has been celebrated as a day of joy.
“Today’s children are tomorrow’s citizens,” said Jawaharlal Nehru. Truly said, a country’s success and its future don’t lie with the economic or scientific resources but with the intellectual capital of youth and children. It is them who are the shapers of our country.
As a child, we celebrated November 14 by distributing sweets, chocolates, singing some songs on Chacha ji etc. Some of us might have enjoyed their school days when our teachers’ especially favourite ones danced to some of the musical hits of the year. One of the best memories in school life is to see our teachers’ perform some dance, drama or skit.
When we were a child the world seemed to be a place of joy and happiness. Nothing to worry about, nothing to bother, life as a child was much better to what we are living today. Childhood plays an important role in the development of an individual and how they grow as people. It is supposed to be a time of enjoyment, playfulness and innocence, but most of all; it’s a time of exploration, to discover how and where our footsteps on the trail of growth will lead us. Human character takes its shape in childhood. Man gets deep and lasting impressions in his childhood. Because at this stage child's mind is soft and receptive. It is just like the potter's clay. While everyone will have memories as varied and diverse as stars in the universe, how many children in India are experiencing this fun and joy? How many is having a blessed and nurturing childhood which is their birth right? A very less number! Many young children have their childhood entangled in labor work, searching for food, experiencing domestic violence and many more to add to the list.
These rampant evils if remain unchecked will jeopardize and endanger the future of the country. We often hear of children from poverty-stricken or extremely poor backgrounds achieving outstanding performances in examinations. This just proves once again that the youth is capable of many feats and accomplishments. All they need is proper channelization of abilities, tight guidance and training and a desired environment.
Let us remember that Children’s Day is an occasion to imbibe the values of discipline, sense of order, cleanliness, beauty, and above all, innocence. As Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations said, “There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their safety and rights are respected, that their welfare is respected, that their lives are free from fear and that they grow in peace.”
So let us join hands, let us stand up, for we are the future leaders of this beautiful nation. Let us lead by example.
We at posterguy.in hope that this children’s day would bring some positive change in the life of the down-trodden children and we wish you all a very Happy Children’s Day!!