Children of Katahbari LP School Celebrate Children's Day
The day is organized to mark the birthday of the first Prime Minister of the country.
GUWAHATI: The birthday of the first Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru is organized as Children's Day in India. A large number of schools organize this event on a large scale by conducting events on different scales. Fancy dress competitions, cultural performances and parties are common events, but it is not so in the smaller low-budget schools across the country.
Chief Minister Himananta Biswa Sarma also wished everyone on this occasion. He tweeted, "The future of our great nation rests on the shoulders of our children. Their boundless energy, inquisitiveness & hunger for knowledge will drive Bharat towards becoming a global power. On #ChildrensDay, I wish that every child can realise his or her dreams & aspirations."
Over the years, the celebration of Children's Day has become a symbol for spreading awareness about the rights of children. Many social organizations conduct workshops and talks about how to mitigate problems faced by children, especially those coming from financially weaker backgrounds.
In Guwahati, representatives from Guwahati Foodie and Child Friendly Guwahati came together to organize this special event with the children of Kathalbari Lower Primary School. Nearly 100 students of the school took part in the small celebration in the school to mark the occasion. A few fun activities and games were organized by the team before the children had a children's day special lunch.
Child Friendly Guwahati is an outreach program of Snehalaya, the flagship program for childcare and child rights under the Don Bosco Society, Guwahati. While Guwahati Foodie is one of the largest food-related communities of the northeast region, they have often worked towards supporting people in need.
Belonging to the age of about 5 to 10 years, these children belong to very poor backgrounds and hardly have any celebrations. Most of them have either dropped out of school due to financial reasons or had never been to any schools before this. The children as well as the school administration expressed their happiness and thanked the organizers for conducting the event.