Happy Children’s Day
WE PRAY FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR CHILDREN
A PROMISING FUTURE, A FUTURE OF OPPORTUNITIES, A FUTURE OF CHOICES, A FUTURE OF FREEDOM.
THEY WILL SURELY SEE A BETTER NIGERIA !
To celebrate children’s day, I am mentioning some things that Children will not experience today ….
1) Seeing the colorful bars on the television screen waiting till 4pm for the programs to start airing
2) Recording songs on cassettes and using a Walkman
3) Watching films on VHS tapes in VHS video players
4) Playing outside on grass and riding bycicles to friends houses
5) Waiting for a dial tone to make a phone call and using analog phones
6) Taking a guess at which picture you want to print from the negatives on the camera
7) Playing games like “name – place – animal – thing” and Ten-Ten
8) Eating snacks like yum yum and Samco juice and
9) Non use of computers and non-existence of google.
Origin of Children’s Day
In August 1925, some 54 representatives from different countries gathered together in Geneva, Switzerland. It was to convene the first “World Conference for the Well being of Children”. The “Geneva Declaration Protecting Children” was also passed. The proclamation made a strong appeal for the spiritual needs of children, relief for children in poverty, prevention of child labor, reassessing the way that children are educated and other issues related to the welfare of children around the world.
After the conference, various governments around the world designated a day, different in each country, as Children’s Day. In addition, it was to encourage and bring joy to children as well as to draw the attention of society to children’s issues.
Universal Children’s Day is on November 20 and was first proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1954. It was established to encourage all countries to institute a day; firstly to promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and secondly to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of the world’s children. Different countries have picked different days to celebrate their children’s day.
The Nigeria government has set out May 27th for children’s day.
Children’s Day is a day to highlight the dignity of children and their need for love, care, and respect. It is also to instill in the children a sense of independence and national pride.
So we hope you will do something special with children on this day. Although there are lots of events to attend; we also hope you will give them gifts. Gifts that’ll never go bad, never expire or go out of fashion.
Happy Children’s day!