Children are the purest form of life on Earth. Their innocence can bring about a refreshing feeling to the heart of any parent, grandparent or even an elder relative.
The purity of a child is incomparable to anything else in the world. Every year on November 14th, India celebrates Children’s Day to celebrate the existence of children in India. It is a day to recognize the potential of the future generations of this great nation who can shape its future in more ways than one.
Since the mid-1900s, Children’s Day has become an important occasion to remember when speaking of the importance of children in the present-day.
On this day, activities and programmes such as debates, creative activities, awareness programmes, sports tournaments, drawing and painting competitions are organized in schools, creches, municipal councils, non- profit organizations and other social and development organisations.
These events and programmes provide the opportunity for children to come together and share their experiences, thoughts and ideas.
Moreover, for those children who are not so privileged, this day brings a sense of joy and hopefulness to their lives.
This is especially so for children from different backgrounds, such as those from disadvantaged societies and communities.
Children’s Day is also a great reminder of how important it is for the adults to put aside the difficulties they may face and to dedicate themselves to the cause of the children.
As guardians, it is our responsibility to provide them with the necessary resources and support to enable them to reach their full potential.
This means providing access to education, health facilities, physical as well as mental stimulation and, the most important and valuable thing – unconditional love and support by the family.
Children’s Day today is a day to celebrate the wonderful human beings that the children are.
It serves as a reminder of the unconditional love and support that we, as adults, can provide them with in order to help them reach their full potential.
As adults, we have a great responsibility to ensure that our children are provided with the right resources and support to lead meaningful and fruitful lives.