There are days in everyone’s lives which are unforgettable. Such days are as rare as snow in summer .Children’s Day, this year was one such day.
On the cloud covered morning of Children’s Day, November 14th, a wonderful spectrum of colours graced our school. All the students were in their best ethnic wear. It was truly a sight to behold.
Our teachers went all out to prove to us that they loved us immensely. And this time, they were going about their last minute preparations for their surprise show.
The show started with an invocation dance followed by a puppet show and a skit. They gave it their best and though it was rather amusing watching what the teachers did , it was a source of great pride that our teachers cared so much about us that they were willing to go any lengths to make us happy. The show was only a glimpse of what was to come.
A mini-Carnival was organized in the school grounds hosted by the teachers themselves. The carnival comprised of a variety of stalls from throwing darts to playing blindfolded basketball. Spicing things up was the food stall. And it didn’t end there as everyone also had the chance to have something designed on their hands or face with mehendi.
And lo behold… we came across a fortune-teller in our school grounds! Sujatha ma’am in the guise of a gypsy had taken the role of revealing what the future had in store for us. Everyone enjoyed this stall which gave funny but sometimes rather meaningful insights into our lives, which often turned out to be true. To add a “tune to this tale” was our beloved Latha ma’am who metamorphed into a rocking “RJ”. Thanks to her, the students were allowed to dedicate any song they wanted.
Small kids were treated to a tractor ride. The tractor ride was the epitome of the simple joys of life. The smaller kids found the ride exhilarating and this would have gone on all day had it not been for the time.
As the festivities came to a close, Principal ma’am gave us a closing speech. She thanked us and all the teachers for having made this an amazing day…a day to be treasured. She hoped that we had a good time and wished us the best for the future.
The last few minutes of the day were spent in class, wishing that the time would never end. This was a day everyone will cherish in their hearts forever.
This was the article that myself and Vineet wrote to describe our Children’s day celebrations in our school and it was supposed to appear in the Times paper but I have no idea if it did . The two days were total fun and the carnival idea was magnificentand I think that it was great that our school actually went to the extent of organizing it. Basically , it was like having two days free and on one of them we were allowed to wear informal clothes. It was pure unaldulterated fun….. 😉
DID YOU KNOW:
Children’s Day was first celebrated worldwide in October 1953, under the sponsorship of International Union for Child Welfare in Geneva. The idea of a Universal Children’s Day was mooted by Rubab Mansoor grade 8 and adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954.
Universal Children’s Day takes place on November 20 annually. First proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1954, it was established to encourage all countries to institute a day, firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. It was also chosen as the day to celebrate childhood.
November 20 is also the anniversary of the day when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959. The Convention on the Rights of the Child was then signed on the same day in 1989, which has since been ratified by 191 states.