‘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.’
These were the words of our First Prime Minister of Independent India, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, whose birthday on 14th November is celebrated as Children’s Day to commemorate his love for children as he strongly felt that children were the torch bearers for a brighter tomorrow.
Modern Early Years, Vasundhara as customary celebrated Children’s Day with great zest and fervor. Students arrived at school dressed in colourful casuals and there was excitement in the air….no books ….no school uniform…everyone was looking forward to their day of fun!
The Special Assembly conducted by the teachers started with the morning prayer, news and thought followed by their lively Presentation prepared for their students. Some teachers sang a medley of songs, few enacted the humorous story of ‘ Chicken Licken’ and this was followed by a rollicking dance performance by Ms Diksha and Ms Shilpi.
Ms Manju Mehra, the Branch Head, addressing the students, spoke on the significance of the day…
चाचा नेहरू का बच्चों से,
बहुत पुराना नाता I
जन्म दिवस चाचा नेहरू का,
बाल दिवस कहलाता I
as she showed the students a small clipping on the life of Nehruji. She also reinforced on not using the ‘खिचड़ी भाषा’and on the playway method of learning as emphasised upon by Nehruji.
She concluded with an excerpt from Robert Frost’s poem which was very close to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s heart.
‘The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep.
And miles to go before I sleep.
And miles to go before I sleep.’
The Assembly ended with everyone joining in enthusiastically as they sang the inspiring song ‘हम होंगे कामयाब / We shall overcome’.
The Special Feature of the day was the ‘Bal Mela’ specially organised for children. The entire campus came alive with rides – the Air Walker, inflatable bouncer, bike ride, Columbus ride. Students enjoyed getting tattoos made and eatables such as: veg noodles, popcorn and candy floss. Teachers had organised some fun-filled games like “Drop the ball”, “Fun with beans and straw”, “Hit the bottles” and “Fun with coins” together with prizes which the students most sportingly participated in and enjoyed.
Kudos to the organisers Ms.Ankita Chaudhary and Ms.Akanksha Goel for their planning and efforts!