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Friday, November 14, 2008

Happy Children's Day - 14th November



Here is wishing all the kids a very "Happy Children's Day". Today, 14th of November is being celebrated as Children's day in India to remember fondly Chacha Nehru (Pdt. Jawaharlal Nehru)who was our first Prime Minister and was very fond of kids.

So how do you celebrate this day? Well, for one thing, the schools in India make this day special for all the kids by organizing some special functions in school. They will probably have a half-day at school so that they can come back home early and spend the rest of the day doing pretty much what they like.

This day is a wonderful opportunity for all the parents to spend some quality time with their kids. But, what about those poor kids who are orphaned or staying in foster homes? See if you can do something special for these kids too. Taking small gifts like used old toys, clothes, shoes, books etc can make a lot of difference to these kids. So, open out your hearts and donate generously today to the Children's institution that is near you.

There are several charitable NGO's that are helping the cause of Children like the CRY (Child Rights and You), and the Smile foundation in India.
http://www.cry.org/index.html
http://www.smilefoundationindia.org/donation.htm

You can make a huge difference to the life of a child by just donating one rupee. Check out these sites and read all about their work and how you can help online. Another way to help out is by adopting a child and funding its education all the way to college. Bring a ray of hope to a child's life today.

Here are some links to other such charitable NGO's in India:

http://www.pratham.org/aboutus/aboutus.php
http://www.aryagan.org/index.php?divoff=yes
http://www.cini-india.org/
http://www.childlineindia.org.in/faq.htm

Children's Day Stamps

Children's Day is celebrated on 20th November in the rest of the world, but for India this day has been preponed to the 14th November to mark Pdt Jawaharlal Nehru's Birthday. Every year Indian postal service has been releasing new stamps to commemorate the Children's Day. Take a look at some yesteryear stamps from 1957 to 2005.
http://www.xomba.com/children_s_day_stamps

2 comments:

navin said...

My son went to school in his favourite clothes and he was given a colour book and a ball as a gift (he is going to 4 next month).
It is a good idea to pledge support to organisatations like CRY we can ensure a bright future for all kids. including these.

www.GiveIndia.org said...

This is a great list of organisations to support. I thought I'd add one more for your readers to learn about.

GiveIndia is a transparent and trustworthy NGO that connects donors and NGOs.

This Children's Day, make a secure online donation to help a child living in poverty, by clicking on the link below

http://www.giveindia.org/t-children-day.aspx

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