Children’s day was celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood. Most schools organised cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children’s Day is an occasion for children to engage in fun and frolic. Schools celebrated this day by organizing cultural programmes. Teachers of the school performed songs and dances for their students. Therefore, Children’s Day is special. It is a day set aside to remember Pandit Nehru and his love for children.
Chacha Nehru as the children fondly referred to him, was fond of both children and roses. In fact he often compared the two, saying that children were like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. He was loved by children as they gave him the endearing name of Chacha Nehru.
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