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Children's Day to be celebrated across India in a variety of ways
On November 14, each year, India celebrates Children's Day to commemorate the birthday of the first prime minster of independent India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with special fun activities, painting, fancy dress competitions, and fairs for children. One event has been planned for children with special needs in Jaipur at Disha.

It is learnt that in Punjab, education department has chalked out a programme of 'children's fairs' for children of pre-primary age. Some NGOs are going to organize events for street children and run-away kids from homes.

However, a day ahead of Children's Day, MHRD has launched  Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) and Leadership for Academicians Programme  (LEAP) aimed at bringing  about qualitative  in educational institutions.

According to the MHRD, these training programmes are going to cover about 13 lakh teachers across government, state and private universities through the government MOOC portal- Swayam.

Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar is launching the teacher training programmes in New Delhi on November 13.

Here are some of Chacha Nehru's one-liners on children

-At school, they (children) learn many things, which are no doubt useful, but they gradually forget that essential thing to be human and kind, playful and make life richer for ourselves and others.

-Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow.

-The only way to reform them (children) is to win them over with love. So long as a child is unfriendly, you can't mend his ways.

-They (children) do not think of differences amongst themselves, the difference between class or caste or colour or status.

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