Okhla student bags Nehru memorial honesty award
OT, November 15, 2011 IST
Okhla Times Reporter/Madanpur Khadar
Children's day was celebrated with great joy in MCD Primary School, J J Colony Madanpur Khadar Ph-III. On this occasion, students presented various cultural programmes and chanted slogans chacha Nehru amar rahe in memory of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, claims Ahmed Abdullah, school in-charge. Nehru memorial honesty award was also presented. A student of Class III-C Jayveer bagged the award for his honesty. School principal Surajpal Singh says: “One day the kid had found Rs 100 in school campus and returned to the teacher.”
Most of the teachers were impressed by the boy. A teacher says the award aims to promote honesty and truth amongst the students.
The Children’s day is observed across the country in remembrance of Nehru, whose immense contributed led India to become an economic power. It was Nehru who was crucial in turning India into a secular and democratic country after Independence. The former prime minister was remembered on his 122nd birth anniversary.
Indian leaders including President Pratibha Patil and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh turned on the banks of Yamuna to offer floral tributes. The 40-minute ceremony was well attended by many leaders, including Congress president and UPA chief Sonia Gandhi.
Nehru was born on November 14, 1889 in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh to Motilal Nehru and Swaroop Rani.