Birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, 14th of November ,is celebrate as children’s day or Bal Divas all over India. He was always quite affectionate and caring towards children which resulted in children calling him “Chacha Nehru”. The Children’s Day is celebrated every year to let the people, especially parents aware about the welfare of children.
Jawahar Lal Nehru felt that the Children teach us integrity beyond all differences created by grown-ups -“Grown-ups have a strange way of putting themselves in compartments and groups. They build barriers… of religion, caste, colour, party, nation, province, language, customs and of rich and poor. Fortunately, children do not know much about these barriers, which separate. They play and work with each other and it is only when they grow up that they begin to learn about these barriers from their elders.”
Top 10 Quotes About Children on Children’s Day
Here are some rare and meaningful words from renowned people around the world about children on Occation of Childrens day or Bal Divas –
Quote#1 : Teach Children Kindness
“It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.”
― L.R. Knost, Two Thousand Kisses a Day: Gentle Parenting Through the Ages and Stages
International best-selling, award-winning author, L.R.Knost, is an independent child development researcher and founder and director of the child advocacy and consulting group, Little Hearts/Gentle Parenting Resources. She is also a babywearing, breastfeeding, cosleeping, homeschooling mother of six.
Quote#2 : Gifted Child
“Every Child is gifted, they just unwrap their packages at different times”- Ann Van Tassells
Quote#3 Our Representatives in Future
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.” – Neil Postman, The Disappearance of Childhood (introduction), 1982
Neil Postman was considered one of America’s foremost writers and teachers of media and education theory. Postman argues that what we define as “childhood” is a modern phenomenon. He defines “childhood” as the period from around age 7, when spoken language is usually mastered, to around age 17, when written language is mastered. The word “child” originally meant “son or daughter”; only in modern times did it gain its second meaning of “a person between birth and full growth””. Prior to modern times, children were considered “little” adults, rather than today’s conception of them as “unformed” adults.
Quote#4 :Set the Correct Example
Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. James A. Baldwin
James A. Baldwin was an African-American novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, and social critic.
Quote#5 : Perception of a Child
“There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” – Walt Streightiff
For a child, the world is still full of magic and wonder. Adults, filled to the brim with learned logic and harsh reasoning have more trouble seeing the magic. A reminder to the parents that in order to find inspiration for a creative problem, you might need to look at something through the eyes of a child.
Quote#6 : Moulding the Children for Future
“We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt, Great Speeches
Franklin D Roosevelt (or FDR) is the longest serving president in US history. His 12 years in office spanned two of the 20th Century’s greatest disasters – the Great Depression and the Second World War.
Quote#7 : Teach them Value
Do not educate children to be rich, educate them to be happy, so that when they grow up, the will know the value of things, and not just the price.
Quote#8: Educate their Heart
“It is vital that when educating our children’s brains, that we do not neglect to educate their hearts.” – Dalai Lama 1935
Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people. The Dalai Lamas are the manifestations of the Bodhisattva of Compassion, who chose to reincarnate to serve the people. He speaks strongly for better understanding ,love and respect among the different faiths of the world.
Quote#9 : Child’s Imagination
Every child is an artist, the problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up – Pablo Picasso
Children are like sponges; they absorb all your strength and leave you limp… but give them a squeeze and you get it all back.