Friday, November 14, 2014

Children’s Day celebrations: Where does it leave the kids..

Ashnoor Kaur
After kids were being forced to write long essays on the speech given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Teachers’ Day, the kids didn't expect this Children’s Day celebrations to come sugar coated atleast. To put his stamp on Jawaharlal Nehru’s 125th birthday celebrations, states have been asked to celebrate the day as the launch of a weeklong ‘Bal Swachhta Mission’. And guess what? Kids instead of enjoying in the Children’s Day celebrations were forced to clean up school premises as part of the mission. What a way to celebrate Children’s Day and that too befitting the 125th birthday of Chacha Nehru. While this was a take on the schools, let’s see how our television fraternity celebrates and what it means to them.

Ashnoor Kaur as Najma of Tum Saath Ho Jabh Apne:
Firstly, a very happy birthday to chacha Nehru. I hope I have holiday on 14th, but if not I would celebrate playing tennis with my reel mother, cousins and my neighbours on set. On the contrary, If I am given a holiday I will do nothing at all (laughs Ashnoor), no studies nothing I just love to be free and be at home and just be myself. I would like to be gifted a barbie doll or a kitchen set. I am sure my parents have planned something special for me on Children’s Day and I am waiting.

Siddharth Arora as Bhoj in Singhasan Battisi:
Siddharth Arora
Navi Bhangu
My character Raja Bhoj in PAL’s Sinhassan Battisi is so kind hearted.  I am sure in that era everyday must be a Children’s day for the kids. As a child it was good fun going to school without books to celebrate Bal Divas. 14th November meant celebrations followed by good food. Happy Children’s day to all the kids out there. Happy Children’s Day to all elders too as there is a hidden child in each one of us.

Navi Bhangu as Arjun in Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai:
14th November is a day marking childhood, Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic.  We used to celebrate this day by organizing and participating in cultural programs. Teachers of tour school performed on songs and dances for their students. It is a day set aside to remember Pandit Nehru and his love for children.My character in YehDil Sun Raha Hai - Arjun too nurtures a child in him though a spoiled on ! I do believe that everyone has a kid within them. My message to all the kids out there is to enjoy this phase of your life to the fullest.

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