November 14 will be celebrated as Children’s day all over India on the occasion of birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the foremost prime minister of the country. He had an obvious visualization of what modern India should appear like and he embarks to realize his dreams by instituting strong pillars that would back the young country. The future of our country relies on our kids, with this recognition, Pandit Nehru recommends, when given adequate guidance and opportunity, the children of the nation will show enormous potential to give to humanity and society.
It is not simple to do justice to incredible ideas of Jawaharlal Nehru on children and childhood with several quotes. But still, we have listed 5 of his best quotes for kids:
- Future of the country
“The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country.”
- On corporal punishment
“The only way to reform them is to win them over with love. So long as a child is unfriendly, you can’t mend his ways. He can be disciplined, if his attention is drawn to some other activity, like a voluntary body in Delhi (1960s) “Bal Sahyog” used to do. They learn many things there during vocations, without any compulsion of sort and then their minds get diverted to constructive channels.”
- As they grow up…
“As they grow up, unfortunately, their natural freedom is often eclipsed by teaching and behavior of elders. At school, they learn many things, which are no doubt useful, but they gradually forget that essential thing to be human and kind, playful and make life richer for ourselves and others”.
- Children do not think of differences amongst themselves
“The vast army of children across the world, outwardly different kinds of clothes, and yet so very like another. If you bring them together, they play or quarrel, but even their quarrel is some kind of play. They do not think of differences amongst themselves, difference of class or caste or color or status. They are wiser than their father(s) or mother(s).
- I have enough time for children
“I may not have time for adults, but I have enough time for children.”