Celebrating Children’s day
Fourteenth November is celebrated across the country as children’s day on the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minster of Independent India and fondly referred to as Chacha Nehru. He was dynamic in every sense of the term and had a far-sighted vision of building a Modern India. He initiated many momentous steps in the direction that propelled us to attain several milestones. He also had a strong affinity for children and wanted them to be with overflowing talents as they are, the torch-bearers for the future. Our present system of education is certainly good and has evolved well over period but perhaps it still lacks the focus and requires to be moulded further in terms of nurturing and enhancing the level of creativity in the kids so that when they advance in age and mature, they develop that habit of out-of-box thinking and can do it often. Cooking, spoon-feeding, and tending to be more bookish are good enough to procure a reasonable job and make both ends meet but not anything beyond that in terms of staying constructive in life. It is the freedom to think and act differently that builds creativity in us, maximises the confidence level, and takes us to assume the centrestage.
Innovation and creativity have today become a buzzword almost everywhere and more so in the corporate world. The youth of today has a much greater exposure to the outside world through the modes of IT and Communication which have truly revolutionised more than ever before and they have opportunities wide open and hence have a larger role and responsibility to play, shoulder, ceaselessly develop and flourish for the good of self, humanity, and society at large. They should, therefore, be made to stay well motivated always, encourage delivering the best, and realising the dreams of Chacha Nehru. That is the best way of paying tribute to him. Generate ideas and ideas create values and values in turn bind our beliefs. Srinivasan Umashankar, Nagpur