Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Happy Children's Day (Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Birthday)

November 14th, the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is observed as "Children's Day" all over India.

It brings back pleasant memories of enacting dramas at high school with my beloved friends. Our fan-club included many of our teachers as well. At times, I've been surprised by the shellacking we used to receive, when some teacher did not like the very performance, other teachers had applauded. That was a fundamental lesson that I learned early on: some dislike what others like and so learn to live with it. :)

By the way, Happy Children's Day

"Ordinary men and women are not usually heroic. They think of their daily bread and butter, of their children, of their household worries and the like. But a time comes when a whole people become full of faith for a great cause, and then even simple, ordinary men and women become heroes, and history becomes stirring and epoch-making." 

-- Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Letter to his daughter Indira, dated October 26, 1930 from Central Prison in Naini


Smriti "Simmi" D. Isaac said...

A lovely holiday in India!

Rex Arul said...

Yes, it is :)