Several sportspersons wished their fans a happy Children’s Day on Tuesday. Children’s Day marks the day Jawaharlal Nehru, Independent India’s first Prime Minister, was born. Nehru was affectionately known as Chacha Nehru and emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children.
Prior to his death, Children’s Day used to be celebrated in India on November 20, the date observed as Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. Stars from accross sports put up messages commemorating the occasion on their social media handles. These include India’s hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, boxer Vijender Singh, cricketers like Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Veda Krishnamurthy and many more. Here are a few tweets.
— Veda Krishnamurthy (@vedakmurthy08) 14 November 2017
— Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) 14
— sreejesh p r (@16Sreejesh) 14 November 2017
We as a society are failing in rearing up our children, half of them malnourished with little or no sound health care, primary education is in shambles, child labour and molestation are high.
Let’s pledge to change this in whatever way we can on #ChildrensDay #VijuWithU pic.twitter.com/58GcQgeNp0
— VijuWithU (@VijuWithU) 14 November 2017
Don’t just teach kids how to count. Teach them what counts Most.
Raise your kids well people 😇🙏🙌#HappyChildrensDay
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) 14 November 2017
Many of these sportspersons themselves are cited as examples for children to follow in m