CHILDREN’S DAY 2018
14 November every year is celebrated as the Children’s Day commemorating the birthday of our first prime minister Sri Jawaharlal Nehru. Like previous years, this year too Swadhina organised Children’s Day programme in several locations in Jharkhand state.
Sohda Village, Surda Crossing,
Mosaboni, East Singbhum
Here the programme started at 11 a.m. About 30 children were present, which included 17 students of Swadhina Good Hope School. After the inaugural bengali song, Sri Laduram Mahato, the Swadhina staff present at the event gave a short talk on the significance of the day and also narrated about Pandit Nehru. There after the children recited poems, some of them sang local songs, and there were quiz on general knowledge. Those who actively participated in these were presented with a gift packet containing a pencil, an eraser, a toffee and a pencil sharpener. They were also given nice dresses and a sweater each and the children were very happy to receive these gifts. At the end every participant was given cake and packet of biscuits. Ten local women members of Swadhina very enthusiastically participated.
Mosaboni, East Singbhum
There Children Day here started around 1 in the afternoon, with a group song “Hum Hongey Kaamyab” (Hindi version of We shall Overcome). Children present took part in reciting rhymes, hindi poems and songs. It was indeed a festival of joy for the children. In all there were about 40 children who attended the event. The students of the Good Hope School very enthusiastically participated in all events, and they were presented with a sweater each. Ms. Papia Sharma spoke about the significant of the day and the programme was conducted by Ms. Madhumita Sarkar. At the end all participating children were given a cake and packet of biscuits. About 12 local women members of Swadhina were present through out and encouraged these children. The 3 hour programme ended around 4 p.m.
“Manush to ekdin Jagbei” was the chorus with which the Children Day celebration of Hurumbil started. In all there about 30 children who participated. Sri Mathur Mahato, a local educated youth spoke about the significance of the day. The programme had a large number of children participating in performance like recitation of rhymes, songs and a few group games. Ms. Jayanti Mahato, the local Swadhina volunteer conducted the programme. Every participant was given a Sweet at the end of the programme. The event was held from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Patamdah, East Singbhum
The programme here was held at the Swadhina Tuition Centre and place was very colourfully decorated befitting the festive mood of the Children’s Day. 32 children attended the celebration. Ms. Basumati Mahato, the Swadhina local volunteer conducted the various events like poems recitation, singing local language songs, performing folk dances etc. Sri Kirtibas Mahato, a local educated youth explained in simple language about Jawaharlal Nehru and the Children’s Day. The programme started at 12 noon and concluded at 2 p,m.