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Posted at: Nov 15, 2017, 1:05 AM; last updated: Nov 15, 2017, 1:05 AM (IST)

Children’s Day celebrated with pomp

Tribune News Service

Amritsar, November 14

Educational institutes in the city celebrated the birth anniversary of the nation’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, with great enthusiasm on Tuesday. The birth anniversary of Nehru is celebrated as Children’s Day.

Terming Nehru as one of the greatest statesmen India has known, the management, staff and students of Spring Dale Senior School paid rich tributes to him, who was the first Prime Minister of independent India. An aura of carefree merriment engulfed the school as students shunned their school uniforms for a day and arrived in colourful finery.

DAV Public School paid homage to the beloved ‘Chacha’ of children in the special morning assembly. Teachers sang inspiring songs for the students. They recited poems and informed the students about the relevance of the day. Through well-chosen songs and poems, the teachers gave the message of imbibing values of honesty, brotherhood and sacrifice.

All the five schools under the Khalsa College Governing Council celebrated the day on their respective campuses. The children presented colourful shows and resorted to fun and frolic. Besides, seminars and talks on the life of Nehru were held.

Rejoicing in the spirit of childhood, students of Mount Litera Zee School from Grade 6 to 8 visited Ibadat Special School to present them gifts. Prabhakar Sen Secondary School organised a sports meet at the school in which different athletics events such as 100 metre, 200 metre, long jump, tug of war, lemon race, three-leg race and tug of war were held.

While students of Ryan International School brought elements of fun, excitement and creativity on the school premises. A special assembly was conducted wing-wise wherein teachers performed on the stage with zeal.

Also, a cluster-level Children Science Congress was held at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalya , Bhillowal, Kakkeja. The programme was aimed at developing scientific thinking and encouraging research work among students. The panel formed included Dr D.P. Singh (Department of Physics, GNDU), Dr. R.C. Singh (Department of Physics, GNDU).

Children’s Day marked great festivity in Sri Guru Harkrishan Sr. Sec. Public School, G. T. Road, under the banner of the Chief Khalsa Diwan Charitable Society, Amritsar. The school was tastefully decorated with balloons, charts and banners. Students of nursery classes performed beautiful colouring activity and were seen greatly involved in it.

An on-the-spot painting competition was also conducted at the Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Amritsar. Thirty-four schools took part in the event. Jatinder Singh Brar, Director, Punjabi Natshala, presided over the event as the chief guest.


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