Every year Children’s day is celebrated in India on the 14th of November with much pomp and show. We all know it is the birthdate of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and that apart from being an able statesman, he was fond of children and was lovingly known as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru). He used to consider children as the future of the country and said it’s our primary duty to look after our children so that they grow up to be responsible human beings.
The celebration of Children’s day, however, is still limited to schools and other academic institutions. The observances are not so common in an individual household. Schools organize different types of events like debates, storytelling, quiz and distribute chocolates and gifts, the parents are not likely to be seen taking endeavours to make the day special for their kids.
As parents, we want our children to be happy and successful in life. We try to provide them with the best education, want to instil in them good manners, wise ways of life and ethics. But do we ever want to be their friends? Friends, in which they can confide, they can find support and share all their joys as well as their pains. It is important that parents sometimes should come out of their usual role of being logical, responsible adults and, wear their kids’ little shoes sharing the same platform and perspective as the children. It would be a source of great pleasure and wonderment for the children when parents shedding their usual strict facade, choose a childish one.
So, for a start, let’s choose this #ChildrensDay! Make your child feel special, gift them something they like and, most importantly, show them the much-needed camaraderie.
In my childhood, I remember how the local club used to organize an event where all the children from the locality, irrespective of class, creed, religion, were invited, given token gifts and were left to interact on their own. We had to make small groups comprising 4-5 kids and, had to perform anything on our choice; a song, a skit, or a dance performance. The goal was to galvanize the children and make them feel special. I still cherish those memories.
With the advent of technology, our children now have a number of gadgets which we, at their age, couldn’t even think of. Their bonding with families and friends are fading; very slowly but surely. It’s high time that we reinstate that ‘bond’ of love and make them understand that happiness is, in fact, lies in sharing and caring. It’s our responsibility to make them understand that life is just a colouring book, it’s the colours we choose to fill it with, make all the difference.
While writing this and searching for a related video to be embedded in the post, I chanced upon this #CadburyDairyMIlk TVC. Do give a watch to find the change of expression on the boys’ faces as their mother arrives….and what happens next! Cadbury’s Dairy Milk is always a great option to be a gift for someone you love, to bring a smile to anyone and make them happy. Let’s celebrate #KuchMeethaHoJaaye 🙂
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