Children’s Day is celebrated in India on 14 November every year — the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru (the first Prime Minister of India). He was known to be extremely fond of children and wanted to create an atmosphere in the country where the attention would be constantly focused on children and their welfare. To celebrate this day many educational and motivational programmes are held for children. Children are the future of our nation, and the education, skills and welfare of the nation will depend on the well-being of its children.
This Children’s Day, we must pledge to instil the entrepreneurial spirit among the children of our nation. We must instill in them curiosity, a love for reading, creative thinking, innovation and a quest for lifelong learning. Entrepreneurs are our nation-builders; they are the reason for a nation’s growth and progress. Children who have a zest for creative thinking, innovation and thinking out of the box will be able to construct a beautiful and bright future for themselves.
Dr Resham Satyani is an educator by profession and a teen life coach by passion. She has over a decade of teaching experience at various high schools in Mumbai. After completing her Ph.D. in management studies she has found her Ikigai as a life coach and career counsellor for teenagers.