FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, Nov 14: Cachar district administration observed Children’s Day to commemorate the 126th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of Independent India, in the auditorium hall of district library here today. The programme began with the lighting of auspicious lamp by the dignitaries followed by offering of floral tributes at the portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru. Gautom Roy, minister of social welfare in the state government, was the chief-guest on the occasion. The day was first celebrated as children’s day in the year 1964.
Speaking on the occasion, Gautam Roy said Children’s Day is celebrated on 14 November, on the birthday of the first Prime Minister of Independent India, Jawaharlal Nehru who was fondly addressed as Chacha Nehru by the children. Nehru always emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India. Roy further said that the children are the future of this great tion. He exhorted them to do well in their studies and become an asset to the tion and contribute to its development whole heartedly.
Children from different schools of the district presented traditiol songs and dance. A dance recital was also presented by Shristi, a socio-cultural organization of the town, which was choreographed by Moumita Biswas. A sports competition for children was also held on the occasion. Kabil Uddin Ahmed, Inspector of Schools of Cachar, said that the celebrations will continue till November 16. It was an eventful day to remember Chacha Nehru and also to understand the significance of its celebration.
An exhibition was also organized by the district education department in which school students presented their exhibits. It is interesting to know that it was the birthday of Gautom Roy too. His supporters arranged a birthday cake which was cut by him amid loud cheers and wishes. Others present on the occasion included S Viswatha, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Sujon Dutta, Taimur Raja Choudhury and Dr. Rajib Kar.