Children's Day – A Celebration of Childhood Without any Boundaries!
Undoubtedly, Children’s day is for kids but I am sure, all of us would wish to go back to those golden days and enjoy those tension free days. So, this wish is for that little kid who is still inside all of us.
In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year as the day marks the birth anniversary of the legendary freedom fighter and independent India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru.
This is a day to engage in fun and frolic. But it is not just that, the real essence of Children’s Day celebration is the tribute to childhood and to understand its importance in our lives.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. once stated, “Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” As the responsibilities of life press upon us, our sense of wonder and playful learning indeed wanes. Somewhere along the way, we quit taking the time to explore—just for the sake of learning—how something works. At some point, we stop reading for pleasure and start reading out of necessity. We eventually even forget to take the time to pause and observe the life and beauty that surrounds us.
Children, you are divine gifts from the Almighty. The values and disciplines learnt in childhood are responsible for the kind of adulthood you would have. The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by.
Be free, get messy and be wild. Climb, jump and discover your true self ! Don’t race through stage of life!!
I hope, you will join me in this call to return to that sense of playful wonder, to celebrate the beautiful gift of childhood. So cultivate wonder, imagination, and a love for the good and true in you. Celebrate the everyday moments beyond the larger traditions and witness the miracle of beginnings of life and growth.
Enjoy your childhood without any boundaries.