Dear children ,
A very happy Children’s Day to all of you . You may ask what kind of a Children’s Day am I talking about, when there is no celebration today ?When we have school ,I know your teachers put up a special program for you and make you feel special. For teenagers and young adults ,the day falls into a routine , making it no different from other days except for the special morning assembly. When I was a kid , Children’s Day meant a small celebration . We were given a ladoo each and every alternate year ,we were taken to a film in a theatre not so close by . Neither the film nor the ladoo excited us but the long walk to the theatre “strictly in two’s “excited us no end . The walk would begin at 11 am for a noon show and then the walk back would take us almost 45 mins. The traffic would come to a complete halt and we felt royal. It made us feel special.At home , it meant dinner out.
So, what makes Children’s Day special for you ? Doing what you love doing ,being in the company of your near and dear should make your day . Today I was watching the finals of the U-12 Cricket tournament between our school and Sri Ma, .It has been a long tournament ,15 matches , a long ,hot day ,yet the children were highly excited with bountiful energy even at the felicitation function . This is the best way to celebrate Children’s Day . It didn’t matter who lost ,the disappointment was neither seen nor felt.That is because they did what they loved doing -play.
All children are very creative . Over the years ,the creativity is somewhat suppressed due to”academic pressures to perform for marks ” and later in life due” to pressures of life – personal and professional”.One must consciously build on creativity and imagination so that they become better thinkers leading to innovations.Opportunities galore for developing entrepreneurial skills . The country needs innovative entrepreneurs. You can make a difference with your creativity.
To be that ,spend some time with yourself ,without distractions of any kind – mobiles , games, friends , FB You will be able unearth your potential only with self -introspection . Be honest with yourself . What are your strengths? How can you capitalize on that ? How can you use that to support the weaknesses that you think you have. What are the opportunities that you see to learn something new ?Where do you see the handicaps – lack of time , money , lazy, distance (too far away),no company… ? If the problems are genuine , search for alternative sources of learning.You can use the social media as a learning tool so that it makes the learning more relevant.
Why is this true to oneself self-assessment so essential? to take you place . To be able to compare , contrast evaluate,synthesize ,apply instructions or orders from outside. You will be to analyse a problem -real or unreal with maturity and clarity.Do not wait for things to be placed before you . There is a greater thrill in being a self-made man.We ,as at school and at home will always provide a conducive environment and support to able to help you understand yourself better.
We dream your dreams with you , we will build in you the skills to help you build your future. We can not build your future for you , you will have to do that yourself . And you will … if and only if you do some serious thinking about your future,When you stand tall ,the world will be at your feet but remember that’s the first milestone , there are many more to achieve . Stay rooted.