Srinagar, Nov 14: The government and private schools of Kashmir on Monday celebrated ‘Children’s Day’ as a fun day. Almost all schools celebrated the day with quizzes, games and other playful activities.
The students and teachers said they learn from each other. “Children’s Day has been very fruitful for all of us because on this day we don’t focus on academics, instead we try to understand each other in a better way.”
One of the teachers, Sajad Dar, said, “Today we tried to explain to the students their importance. They are future builders of Kashmir. We learn a lot from them.”
Pertinently, earlier this week Divisional Coordinator, for the Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK) in a communiqué to Chief Educational Officers (CEOs) of the Kashmir region said that he was directed to request all the CEOs to celebrate November 14 as ‘Children’s Day’ across the valley.
“I am directed to request CEOs to direct the Head of the Institutions (HoIs) of all government and recognized private educational institutions to celebrate November 14 as a Children's Day with great enthusiasm and fervor in their institutions,” the officer said.
The communiqué further read, “The day shall be celebrated as a fun day for children involving them in joyful activities like games, enacting a play, storytelling, Children's Day quiz, singing, twister, painting, etc.”
The officer further said that he was also directed to request the CEOs to share the best quality photographs and videos to DSEK along with the participation details as per the format devised by the government by or before 15th November.
Pertinently, on November 14 every year, Children's Day is celebrated all across India. It commemorates the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, who, due to his love for children, was fondly known as Chacha Nehru. The day emphasizes the importance of giving love, attention, and affection to children.