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HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY - Three kids posing for me in a park in Delhi, one of them acting like a god  | copyright Picturejockey : Navin Harish 2005-2008
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14th November 2008 :: HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY

Today is the birthday of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Like Gandhi is famous as "Bapu" (Father), Nehru is famous as "Chacha Nehru" (Uncle Nehru). He is called Chacha Nehru because he was fond of kids. If Pt. Nehru was really fond of kids or if this whole thing was a PR activity is somehting I am not sure of. If it was a PR activity than you can imagine how effective it was that his birthday is celebrated as Children's Day.

5th of September, the birthday of our second President Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan is celebrated as Teacher's Day and he undoubtedly was a teacher.

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