Speech on Children’s Day
Warm good morning to everyone. We have gathered here to celebrate Children’s Day. And in this regard, I would like to give a short speech on children.
Today is 14th November, the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minster of India. His birthday is observe as Children’s Day in India as he had deep liking for children and they would call him ‘Chacha Nehru’ fondly. This day is widely celebrated in schools, colleges and other educational institutes along with in different homes as well. Usually on this day, lots of fun-filled activities are arranged for the kids so that they can enjoy themselves and have fun. Many schools allow wearing colored dresses to school on this day. Chocolates and other eatables are also distributed among children. Teachers are also seen to perform for their students in various ways.
Children’s Day is not only about fun, frolic and enjoyment. The day also comes as a reminder to us for our commitments towards welfare of children. This includes education, health, food, overall care and concern and so on. Pandit Nehru emphasized that until and unless children were taken care of well and nurtured well, the society would not develop. This is because the children are the building blocks of a country. They are the buds now, which will bloom into beautiful flowers. It is in the hands of these children that the future of the nation depends. Children need proper care and guidance from their parents, teachers as well as from other members in their family.
On Children’s Day, let us take an oath of providing some common rights to children so that they grow up to be healthy individuals for our society, both mentally as well as physically:
- Right to proper love and care by family and parents
- Right to clean clothes, healthy food and security
- Right to education
- Right to healthy living environment and ambience
It is the duty of each one of us to ensure that children get these properly for their growth and development.