Children's Day?to be celebrated with pomp and grandeur

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Nov 12, 2017, 05:38 PM IST

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru celebrated distributing sweets to children. Photograph:(Others)

Children's Day is all set to be celebrated with pomp and grandeur like each year in the country. It's going to be a joyride for children this year as several events are lined up to commemorate the day across the country.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru with school children at Durgapur. (Others)


Delhi government has planned a series of activities, including sports, arts, and cultural programmes for children which would be organised at around 100 locations for children across the capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said and confirmed that government schools will be shut on November 14. 

Uber has decided to do something rather out of the box, and come up with a range of Indian heritage classic car rides with the aim to relive the nostalgic good-old-days from the 80s and 90s, according to news reports. 

Cars like Maruti Suzuki 800, Hindustan Ambassador, Contessa and the Premier Padmini will be offered by Uber, but only for a limited time - between 1-3 pm on November 14, 2017, listed under a brand new 'Nostalgia' icon - and only in Mumbai and Pune. 

Meanwhile, The National Stock Exchange (NSE) has decided to get children on board for the 'KidsTakeOverNSE' event, in Mumbai, which is being organised as part of UNICEF's initiative to celebrate the Children's Day by making them essay high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport, and entertainment to highlight challenges faced by them, PTI reported. 

In a release the UN agency said, "This Children’s Day, the UNICEF is inviting children around the world to take the centre stage in a week-long activity to help save children's lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential."

"From November 14 to 20, children will 'take over' high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport, and entertainment to shine a spotlight on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation," it said.

"This is a day for children, by children, all over the world. In India, the #KidsTakeOver will start on Children's Day with the National Stock Exchange," the release said - as reported by PTI.