Respected Dignitaries on the stage, my dear teachers and friends,
Good morning to you all..
" Children are like buds in a garden and should be carefully and lovingly nurtured, as they are the future of the nation and the citizen of tomorrow. Only through right education can a better order of society be built up."
Have you ever heard of this meaningful quote? Well, these are the words of our first Prime minister – Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru who was, as you all know, a lover of roses as well as a beloved of children. He always compared children to roses. Chachaji strongly believed that unless children are cared for by the state like a gardener would take care of the roses in his garden ,the future of the state itself would be at stake.
Children of today are leaders of tomorrow. Therefore if you are envisaging a stronger and safer World ,it is important that we invest in children's health as well as education. I would like to reemphasize on education because only a well educated and well formed mind will have the ability to think innovatively and come up with solutions for tomorrow's problems. Education also brings about several positive changes to the character of children. For instance, educated children, generally speaking, tend to be more creative, empathetic and responsible.
I would like to talk a bit about the importance of educational institutions too. Educational institutions play a vital role in the all around development of children. These institutions give students an opportunity to interact with fellow students as well as grown ups especially teachers. Such interactions will boost their confidence and make them mentally stronger. In addition to this , teachers often motivate and encourage their students to try their hands at new things which, in the long run, will make the students more adventurous.
Schools also provide several platforms to students where they can showcase as well as develop their talents. Besides, schools also encourage students by handing them gifts and prizes.
To sum up, as every child is entitled to free and compulsory education it is the duty of every country to make sure that education reaches each and every child of the country as well as the world.