“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein
“The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.” – Denis Waitley
Children’s Day, also referred to as ‘Bal Diwas’ is celebrated every year on 14th November coinciding with the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of India.
Children’s Day is being observed on a grand scale in all schools all over India since 1964, after the demise of Nehru on 27th May 1964. This is one fact; known to every Indian, adult and child!
Nehru, lovingly addressed by children as ‘Chacha Nehru’ was very fond of children and roses. And wherever he went, children flocked around him with affection and admiration; for his contribution to our freedom struggle and development of India.
During his lifetime, Nehru often cited that children were like rose buds in a garden and must be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the foundation and future of our society and our country.
Today also happens to be my father, Sri N. Bhaskarachary’s birthday. And in the above two photographs are his seven grandchildren – Sudheer, Uma Rani, Uday Bhasker, Sridhar, Usha Rani, Srikanth and Srinath, engrossed in books and adventure!
Happy Children’s Day to One and All!