Firstly Happy Children’s Day to the one who is reading!!! See if you are thinking this day is only for children and you are an adult now then remember that when we were kids we were told that “Hum sab bhagwanji ke bachee hai” well, this is quite melodramatic but anyway with that logic you are still a kid where age is no bar.
In actual 14th Nov is India’s First Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru’s birthday who was famous as the nickname of “Chaha Nehru” among Kids because of his immense liking for children. His birthday is celebrated as Children’s Day nationwide. Honestly, for me, this day is quite tricky because I really get confused that whether I should buy balloons and gifts for myself or for my tini mini nieces! (I don’t want to grow up so I don’t consider myself as one!) . This morning when I was traveling to work I was remembering that when I was a kiddo who use to go to school with heavy bag on her back and a Milton water bottle around her neck (basic attire of school going kids!) what all use to happen at that time and how big were those things for us. So now I am going to take you down the memory lane where you might relate to some of the events that happened with you or around you!
- The first day of the session was full of excitement like we were excited about everything from finding out our friend’s section to using our new books and notebooks.
- When it was last day before summer vacations we used to promise our best friend that we will write letters to each other every week (because we recently learned how to write one!) and successfully failing at it.
We just prayed that our bench partner was not a boy in girls case and girl in boys case. At that time sitting with a boy or a girl was a horrifying nightmare. (if now we were in school at this age we would have preferred one!)
When the teacher made everyone read a paragraph from a chapter so we use to count the number of students to see which paragraph will we land on and then rehearsing it until we are next.
- Time for notebook checking was the time where instead of “ME First” we use to say “You First”. Quietly sliding our notebooks in the middle or at the end so we were not scolded in front of the class.
Being Class monitor was a matter of pride and honor. The class monitor had its own swag in spite of knowing he was on top in the hate list of many (basically those who got caught because of him!)
Eating lunch before lunchtime. Actually, during this time, we all felt like we are a kind of spy or something.
Planning everything before a task because we did not want to goof up.
Birthday celebrations were economic at that time because instead of partying in a fancy café we use to take a pack of toffees and distributed among the students. During this time also our bestie would not spare us where everyone got one toffee he/she wanted two.
Finally, running out of the main gate after the last school bell rang.
We hated our schools when went there regularly but today we miss that place the most. I think the only reason is life was simple at that time. So I hope you guys could relate to things and remembered your mischiefs and happy time.
Happy children’s Day Folks!!!!
Article By: Arpita