Hope you are fine. Today ( Nov 14th) is celebrated as Children’s Day in India. It is the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru ( India’s first Prime Minister) ,more fondly called Chacha Nehru as the favorite uncle to children all across India. He often wore a rose on his jacket.Some say that he began to do so from the day a child pinned one on him.He thought of each child as a light of the future of the country.He would meet thousands of children at rallies in Delhi.He received handmade birthday cards from children in Jaipur and would send back thank you notes signed in person.Such was the love he had for children.Children’s Day continues to be celebrated to increase awareness of rights, care and education of children.It is celebrated on different dates in different parts of the world.
Pandit Nehru was a great champion for introducing the English language in schools and colleges in India.He is one of the few at that time to receive foreign education.He was also a great philosopher and writer. He once remarked, ” Life is like a game of cards.The hand you are dealt is determinism,the way you play it is free will.”- Nehru
Just like in a game of cards,we are handed over 7- 10 cards depending on the number of players, we have no choice but to play with the cards that life has handed over to us.We cannot change it, but the choice to make the best of it and to win depends on us alone. Similarly in life, we can make the most of what life has dealt us with and with a positive attitude we can play to win.
Nugget of Life: ” What we are is God’s gift to us, what we become is our gift to God.”- Eleanor Powell
Happy Children’s Day!