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A Child in the Garden: Children’s Day Poem

Children’s Day is celebrated in India every year with great enthusiasm on 14th of November. It is celebrated by the teachers and students in the schools and colleges with great passion and excitement. It is celebrated with lots of events and activities performed by the kids. School buildings get decorated with multicolor paints, colorful balloons and other decorative materials. Children’s day is celebrated on 14th of November, the birth anniversary of Pt. Nehru, because he loved children so much. Children participate in the activities like singing songs in Hindi and English, poem recitation, speech, dance, etc to remember Chacha Nehru’s great works for the country.

When to the garden of untroubled thought —
I came of late, and saw the open door,
And wished again to enter, and explore
The sweet, wild ways with stainless bloom in wrought,
And bowers of innocence with beauty fraught,
It seemed some purer voice must speak before
I dared to tread that garden loved of yore,
That Eden lost unknown and found unsought.

Then just within the gate I saw a child, –
A stranger-child, yet to my heart most dear;
He held his hands to me, and softly smiled
With eyes that knew no shade of sin or fear:
“Come in,” he said, “and play awhile with me;”
“I am the little child you used to be.”

~ Anonymous

Children's Day Introduction

Children's Day Introduction

14th of November is celebrated every year as children’s day. 14th November date is of great importance because it is the birth anniversary of Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the first Indian Prime Minister of independent India. He was very fond of the children and had great affection to them. He liked very much to be among children as well as talk and play with them. Children were used to of calling him as Chacha Nehru to show their love and respect.

On 14th of November, people (including cabinet ministers and high officials) start gathering at statue (where Chacha Nehru was cremated) in order to pay homage to Pt. Nehru and celebrate this great occasion. A big wreath of colorful flowers is placed by the officials at his Samadhi following the prayers and hymns chanting are held. Children perform many activities in their schools to celebrate this occasion and remember Pundit Nehru’s sacrifices, contributions towards country, achievements in international politics and peace efforts. Other cultural programmes including national songs, patriotic songs, speeches and stage short dramas are also organized.

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