Posted by The Open Page | 14th November 2017

Who is the Future being referred to - CHILDREN in totality
Do something today that your future self will thank you for. It is an ever growing legacy of investing in children of all sizes. Lot of theories have put emphasis on the mould-ability aspect of the tender minds of the future scientists, doctors and engineers definitely information technology and mars. The cynics may be the loudest voices, but they don’t accomplish, said by President Obama. It is the teaching methodology that matters more than books, these are the people who are loud, and accomplish grandeurs through upbringing children imparting development at all stages. 
The origin of Children’s Day
Children's Day is celebrated  globally. It was begun on the second Sunday of June in 1856 by the Reverend Dr. Charles Leonard, pastor of the Universalist Church of the Redeemer in Chelsea, Massachusetts: Dr. Leonard held a special service dedicated to, and for the children. Dr. Leonard named the day Rose Day, though it was later named Flower Sunday, and then Children's Day.
It was first officially declared as a national holiday by the Republic of Turkey in 1929 with the set date of 23 April. It has been celebrated nationally since 1923 with the government and the newspapers of the time declaring it a day for the children. 
One of the major goals of Universal Children’s Day is to raise awareness towards the problems that children face like disabilities, minority issues, religion-based discriminations, being forced into child labor, not being allowed to have humanitarian access, attacks on children’s schools and hospitals abduction of children, killing and maiming of children, recruitment of child soldiers and the effect of physical and psychological trauma on children.
Our Own Children’s Day
Pandit Nehru was a great leader. He worked passionately for the welfare of children and youngsters soon after independence. He was keen about welfare, education, and development of children in India. He was fond of children and thus became popular as Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) among his little admirers. 
As a result in India, Children's Day is celebrated on 14 November, on the birthday of the first Prime Minister of independent India, who was fondly called Chacha Nehru (Uncle Nehru) or Chachaji (Uncle), and who emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, whom he saw as the bright future of India. He wanted to enhance the progress of Indian youth for which he established education institutes like AIIMS, Indian Institute of Technology, IIM. To give him tribute, India celebrates this festival on 14 November, the day of his birthday.
He included and highlighted the point in his five years plan that every child in India would get free and compulsory primary education. Over thousands of schools were built throughout the villages of India when Nehru was in power. He also brought the scheme to distribute free meals and milk to school children in India to prevent malnutrition. 
The Children as the Future of India
We should see the children as the tomorrow. Their growth and development in the right order so that they become good citizens of India. In order to do all this there are many stakeholders and conditions that would count for the same. There are responsibilities from all levels of government, management, fraternity, parents and definitely children to be and are being planned and executed or getting ready to be. A mere 25 have been listed below:
1. A safe, secure and stimulating environment for growing and developing. 
2. Inculcate the feeling of a positive self-image through education.
3. Develop personal, professional and social belongingness.
4. Develop cognitive abilities of communication - language; express creatively; awareness towards natural and cultural world around her/him and to address related issues I the interest of flora, fauna and nation building.
5. Develop healthy hygiene practices – personal, food and surroundings/workplace.
6. Develop social skills a sense of respect towards family, friends and work.
7. Develop aptitude from academia to support the society
8. Make new friends and learn to live along
9. Getting prepared for various life instances
10. Enjoy while you learn
11. Gain confidence
12. Promote emotional development
13. Take care of themselves and others
14. Show their concern to the needy – community wellness
15. Encourage inquisitiveness to enhance learning
16. Think and grow with healthy thoughts
17. Inculcate the positive and pro-active attitude
18. Have fun along with studies
19. Eat healthy and some exercise
20. Learn a skill along with knowledge
21. Improve reading, writing and analyzing skills
22. Learn to make choices
23. Understand the meaning of planning
24. Tend to develop motor skills, leadership skills, good speech, sportive approach
25. Children need our expectations and our ability to call out of them positive attributes
The incredible core about parenting is that we teach our children even when we don’t mean to. We are under the impression that list of our own successes are important. It gives us a starting point of what our child is already learning from all of us knowingly or unknowingly especially what is important in his/her life to follow and succeed. It is the insight within the tiny toddlers and adolescents we should see to nurture the seed to grow to a plant and further to a tree a strong and meaningful tree of tomorrow, which could for the most minimum be a means of shelter. More than them it is important for us to understand that the precise nature of how they show their success isn’t as important as how they carry out any task before them. They are meticulous; they have their plans just give them some wings to fly into the open skies – a concern that Chacha Nehruji did.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru himself was destiny's child. He struggled a lot for the welfare of India. It is believed that he admired two things a lot, red roses and children. His love and passion towards children is the reason why we celebrate Children's Day on his birthday.
We as teachers are sometimes graded by children, and it is obvious but what comes back after a while is the true concrete individual, who confesses to have learnt the lesson called LIFE through you. It is time to see that the student is enabling to get the best out of the teacher. Rightly said by Sean Junkins - So often you find that the students you are trying to inspire are the ones who end up inspiring you.
A day to be called YOURS, Love you Children.

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