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Children's Day celebrated at Raj Bhavan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From A Reporter

SHILLONG, Nov 14: Along with the rest of the country Children’s Day was celebrated at Raj Bhavan in the city today. The celebration was organized by Raj Bhavan, Shillong in collaboration with the East Khasi Hills District Administration with the support from State Bank of India, Singhania Printing Press, Round Table India, Delhi Mistan and Madras Cafe, Shillong.

In his speech, Meghalaya governor V. Shanmugathan welcomed the students to the historic Raj Bhavan, stating that Raj Bhavan, Shillong is over a century old and is located amidst lush greenery.

He also informed the gathering that Children’s Day is celebrated on the Birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The late Prime Minister was very much enthusiastic and warm hearted towards children and was also concerned for their welfare, rights, education and overall improvement, he further said.

“The deep love of Chacha Nehru towards children is the big reason for celebrating Children’s Day on his Birth anniversary” said the Governor. He also took the occasion to appeal to all parents and teachers present to strive to be role models to their wards, adding that their every word and action has a direct influence in the lives of the children. The Governor also urged upon the parents and teachers to give time, care, love, affection and to raise their children in such a manner that they grow up to become responsible citizens of this great tion.

Songs and dances presented by the students of K J P Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Sein Jaintia Secondary School, Garo Union Secondary School, and a One act play performed by ICCR and Department of Arts & Culture, Government of Meghalaya were some of the other highlights of the celebration.

Later Shanmugathan also distributed trophies and certificates to the winners of the different schools who participated in the Raj Bhavan Sprint Meet, Raj Bhavan Painting Competition, Raj Bhavan Essay Competition and Raj Bhavan Speech Competition which was held on the 25th to 27th October, 2016 at J N Stadium and at U Soso Tham Auditorium premises, Shillong.

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