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When children were exhorted to realise Nehru’s vision

Apeejay School Noida celebrated Children’s Day through a special assembly in which students imbibed life lessons

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“Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.”

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Children’s day is celebrated annually in India on November 14. The day offers tribute to the nation’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Fondly addressed as “Chacha Nehru” by children, Nehru advocated an all-rounded education of children that would ensure a better society in the future. Therefore, Children’s Day is observed on his birthday to increase awareness about the rights and education of children.

Apeejay Noida Nursery and Kindergarten students celebrated Children’s Day on November 12 while the senior classes celebrated it on November 13, virtually. 

The common thread in both the celebrations was the reiteration that every child is special and deserves proper education, health care and opportunities for growth. In a role reversal, teachers of the school organised a special assembly on the occasion, presenting value-based thoughts, speeches and dance performances. All efforts were made to make the day interesting and memorable for the students. Students enjoyed the celebrations and appreciated the spirited performances of their teachers.

Primary School In-charge, Mrs. Smriti Samuel, appreciated the efforts of the teachers behind the special assembly. Addressing the students, she reminded them about their responsibility as the future citizens of the nation and that they must contribute towards the development of a morally sound society.

Gracing the occasion, Principal, Mr. AK Sharma, mentioned the motto of the school: ‘Soaring high is my nature.’ He said, “You are bound to fly high, so you must know the destination where you seek to fly. Don’t go through your life, rather grow through your life and keep growing always”. He added, “We do get multiple chances in life to correct ourselves. We all must learn from our failures by developing an optimistic attitude and an empathetic outlook”.

Mr Sharma emphasised that every child has the fundamental right to education. He then went on to encourage students to work for the development of the nation and society.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the special assembly. It was a delightful event for all present.

Arijit Roy is a trainee correspondent at Apeejay newsroom. He has done his masters in English literature from Delhi University and has a book of poems published by Writers Workshop India. He can be reached at [email protected]

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