Children’s Day, also known as “Bal Diwas” has been celebrated across India every year on November 14. The day was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, famously known as Chacha Nehru.
In Nagaland, the day was also celebrated by schools by organizing various activities and paid tributes to Jawaharlal Nehru. , UWWO: Along with the rest of Nagaland, Children’s Day on October 14, the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru,was celebrated in a programme held at the premises of United Women Welfare Organisation (UWWO) Pre-Nursery School, coinciding with the school’s 34th Annual -cum-Children’s Day.
The school was started by a group of women in Dimapur under the inspiring leadership of Mrs.Daisy Yaden, wife of late L.L. Yaden IAS (Retd) in 1989. The day’s celebration also included the achievements of the batch of students of 2023.
The UWWO pre school started at the plot that was earlier used as Children’s Park. The plot was allotted to the UWWO by then ADC Dimapur H.K Khulu, vide order dated July 10, 1987. The consecutive development and maintenance of the park have been undertaken by the UWWO, funded mainly by its members and freewill donations from well-wishers and individuals since then.
The UWWO Pre-School was inaugurated in 1989 by then minister S.I.Jamir and situated in Children’s Park, Supply Colony, Dimapur.
Operating with the collective interest of the women welfare society, the institution provides free year-long education, levying minimal admission charges and having capacity for only 50 students annually.
Two teachers- Alienla and Putola- have been caring and teaching the little children to prepare them to rise higher in life.
UWWO President Daisy Yaden, a recipient of the Governor’s Medal for her selfless contributions as a Social Worker, in her address underscored the importance of discipline in a student’s journey.
She also recalled how the UWWO struggled to protect and preserve the school for the benefit of the economically weaker sections of society.
Martha H Walling presented the school’s 34th annual report, emphasized on academic excellence, attendance, and cleanliness. Prizes with certificates were awarded in recognition of outstanding achievements in these categories.
WOKHA: Along with the rest of the country, GPS Orchid, Wokha town also celebrated Children’s Day here at Likya Community Hall, Wokha with senior SDEO Wokha N. Renchano Kithan as special guest Tuesday. Speaking on the occasion, Kithan dwelt at length on the rights, educational needs, and welfare of children.
Highlighting the importance of understanding, realizing and spreading awareness about the rights of children provided under the Constitution of India, Kithan further urged the school authorities to keep on organizing various activities for the children so that they are kept away from exploitative environments.
Senior SDEO Wokha also urged the Likya Colony Council and citizens of the Colony to keep on cooperating and assisting the school and department in order to enable it realize its objective of providing quality education to the children.
GPS Orchid teacher L. Joy Ovung, who spoke on the significance of Children’s Day, urged both parents and teachers to “celebrate the most wonderful gift this world has to offer – our children” and to “cherish the laughter, innocence, and boundless potential that each child brings into our lives.”
She also urged everyone present to make a pledge towards creating a “nurturing, loving, and safe environment for our children – an environment that allows them to make mistakes, learn, grow, and ultimately, to flourish.” Samagra Shiksha Wokha assistant district coordinator K. Chandemo Patton, Likya Colony Council vice chairman Ajamo Odyuo, and Likya Colony Eloe (Women) Ekhung president Naomi Kinghen also delivered short speeches on the occasion where they greeted the children on the occasion of Children’s Day and further encouraged the teachers of GPS Orchid to keep up the good work they have been doing.
Students of GPS Orchid also presented various items including a choreography ‘We are the buds’ and special number ‘Light a candle’, Lotha song ‘Woro motsünga na’ by UKG student Salomi, Konyak song ‘Khomany mynang’ and Bible verse recitation by Class I student Phoya Konyak, words of wisdom from the Bible by Class I student Therali, and another Lotha song ‘Ongo teriv’ by Class 1 Students. Various prizes were also distributed to the students and parents of GPS Orchid during the celebration programme of Children’s Day.
Earlier, at the programme chaired by GPS Orchid teacher M. Renchilo Patton, Wokha Town Baptist Church (WTBC) deaconess Orenboni Kikon said invocation, GPS Orchid teacher-incharge Z. Ajano Khuvung Nren delivered welcome address, Likya Colony Council general secretary and GPS Orchid SMC member L. Oponthung Kinghen proposed vote of thanks and WTBC deacon Santsu Shitiri pronounced benediction.
MOKOKCHUNG: Soul House Academy Mokokchung celebrated Children’s’ Day along with Catharsis 0.1, an annual event of the academy. The Catharsis has been clubbed together with the academy’s annual day as well. On the occasion, various stalls were set up where students enjoyed games and other activities.
An exhibition of Art and Craft by the students were also displayed. Arenla Lemtur, principal and the proprietor of the Academy in her welcome address expressed how the idea conceived and turned it into a reality with the help of teachers. She said that the event being a multi-tiered event including a carnival, a musical show, celebrating children’s day and the school’s annual day said that Catharsis will be an annual event for the academy.
MGM College: Department of Education at MGM College organized Children’s Day programme for the department students.
Head of the Department (HOD), Nimmi Varghese, while addressing the audience, highlighting the significance of Children’s Day celebration.
MHSS: Modern Higher Secondary School (MHSS) observed Children’s Day-cum-cultural day on November 14 at the school auditorium. The occasion was graced by chairperson of Modern Society, A. Kaisa and Pelee Hekha the Managing Director of Modern Higher Secondary School.
The programme began with an invocation by Sanano Chanu and speech by Hmingthan Mowia. On the occasion, students with 100% attendance were awarded with certificates.
SMHSS: St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School (SMHSS), Dimapur celebrated Children Day by organising a fancy dress competition for Pre – Nursery to class 4 in the School. Children were showered with gifts & sweets.
PVHSS: Pranab Vidyapith Higher Secondary School (PVHSS), Dimapur celebrated Children’s Day at its School Auditorium. Principal of the school, Monoj Bhattacharjee in his short speech emphasised on raising awareness about the rights, education and welfare of the children.