Chacha Nehru had a special place for children in his life. He often used to compare children with rose buds. “They should be carefully and lovingly nurtured”, he said, “as they are the future of our nation”. As a tribute to this great man, his birthday is celebrated all over India as Children’s day'. The day was celebrated at all locations with a lot of fun, where both children and teachers sang songs, played games and remembers Chacha Nehru. Here are a few glimpses:
Barely a year ago, when the library at Deepalaya Learning Center, Sanjay Colony was inaugurated, it was meant only for students enrolled at the center. For a year 450 pre-primary students, tuition class students of all ages, children enrolled in Father and Daughter Alliance and the young adults in the Computer classes have been borrowing books and enjoying the library's read aloud program.
But all along the Deepalaya leadership and staff knew we wanted to open the door even wider, to practice what we preach, to transform our private library into a community library that would be free and open to all.