Chandigarh, November 18:- The Municipal Corporation Chandigarh has organized Children’s day in Nehru Park, sector 22, here today. Near about thousand children alongwith their parents from different parts of city among slums participated in this colourful event.
During the children day celebrations various competitions were organized by the Municipal Corporation including Painting/Drawing Competition, Clay modeling, Quiz, Declamation contest and fancy dress competitions. Lucrative prizes i.e. Rs. 3100 for 1st, Rs. 2100 for 2nd and Rs. 1100 for 3rd winners woos the attractions of the children to participate in this event.
Sh. Harphool Chander Kalyan, Mayor of Chandigarh was the chief guest during the function and distributed prizes among the winners. He said that children of the villages and colonies needs platform to express their skills and the Municipal Corporation is providing the same to them by organizing such events. These type of events boost the skillful children from different areas of the city. He said that the themes including remembrance of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, Swachha Bharat, Save Girl Child, Save Environment, Traffic Rules etc. were the best selection for the awareness of the children regarding these topics.
In the morning, Mrs. Gurbax Rawat, Chairperson, Arts, Culture & sports committee and Sh. Pardeep Chhabra, former Mayor and area councilor, Municipal Corporation Chandigarh thrown open the celebration at 11 am along with the participating children. Sh. N.P. Sharma, Superintending Engineer, B&R, other councilors, officers of MC and prominent residents of the city beautiful were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Sh. Pardeep Chhabra said that Children should not think about the prizes but they focus their minds in the competition and their projects because only those can come 1st, 2nd & 3rd who participate in the event so children will have the spirit to participate in the events. He also said that the knowledge of education without moral values is not complete.
He said that children’s day known as Bal Diwas in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehru ji’s love for them. He said that this year the event had to be postponed from November 14 to 18 but the enthusiasm among children for participation in this event today is exceptional.
Mrs. Gurbax Rawat, Chairperson, Arts, Sports & Culture Committee, MC, Chandigarh said that Chacha Nehru as the children fondly referred to him, was fond of both children and roses. In fact the often compared the two, saying that children were like the buds in a garden. They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He felt that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. He was the ‘beloved’ of all the children who gave him the enduring name of Chacha Nehru.
During the function magic show, moving artists were organized by famous magician Mr. Pardeep Kumar, which attracts most the children. Students from various schools performed dance items, poems, songs and many more. Dozens of consolation prizes were also distributed among the children during the function.
In the closing ceremony, the Chief Guest, Sh. Harphool Chander Kalyan, Mayor of Chandigarh distributed the prizes to the following winners of various events:
Fancy Dress Competition (Group-I)
2nd Gaurav Sharma
3rd Eric Arora
Fancy Dress Competition (Group-II)
2nd Mihir Singla & Prince
Quiz Competition (Group-I)
2nd Abhishek Kumar
Quiz Competition (Group-II)
1st Mukesh Kumar
Clay Modeling Competition (Group-I)
1st Eknoor Singh
Clay Modeling Competition (Group-II)
1st Anand Vishavkarma
Painting Competition (Group-I)
1st Aruan Gupta
2nd Varleen Kaur
Painting Competition (Group-II)
3rd Aditi Sahi