Here’s how Sara Khan and other TV stars plan to celebrate Children’s Day
While kids will celebrate Children’s Day with much fanfare in their schools and homes, how do celebs spend the day? We talk to some TV actors to find out what the day means for them and how do they plan to celebrate it.tv Updated: Nov 14, 2016 11:09 IST
Monday is the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru — a day celebrated as Children’s Day. While kids will celebrate the day with chocolates and much fanfare in their schools and homes, how do celebs spend the day?
We talk to some TV actors to find out what the day means for them and how do they plan to celebrate it:
Once in a while it is good to let your hair down and play like a child. I still celebrate Children’s Day with my sisters occasionally where we play like kids, it is needed to de-stress in today’s highly competitive work space. Childhood is best for your innocence, you see what you want and never plan your words. I miss the carefree life we lived where mummy papa were always there to help if anything went wrong.
My parents make me to feel like I am child on Children’s day. What my dad does is he pampers me a lot and gets my favourite food. He also wakes me up with small gifts. I feel sweet and pampered like a child on the day.
My memories of Children’s Day are of getting candy from teachers as a token of appreciation. My friends and I would get so excited and not miss that day for anything. Our teachers used to play games with us and that day used to be homework free . We all have and should keep the child in us happy because no one has won hearts being an old grumpy man.
I am a child at heart and would love to remain the same because everyone in my family treats me like a kid. Also my Father’s birthday falls on the same day so it is double celebration.
I visit an orphanage with stationery and food. We enjoy, dance, play with them and enjoy Children’s day being a child!
Amid the ups and downs of life, the only one thing that keeps us going is the child within us. Who thinks nothing is impossible, who pushes us to do things which go beyond logic. That child understands magic moments.
I still celebrate Children’s Day but the only difference is that earlier I used to get a surprise from my parents and now I try to bring smiles on other children’s faces. I’m hyperactive like a child and would like to remain the same no matter what.
I still get excited about children’s day and celebrate it with my son. We go to places like Funky Monkey and play around. I jump with him as well. My son is the boss that day so I listen to him.
I have a six-years-old niece with whom I celebrate Children’s Day. I spoil her by taking her for movies , eating ice creams and chocolates. We eat outside but I make sure she doesn’t eat junk food. I take her to the parlour as well.
There is a child in every adult so I celebrate the day by pampering myself with delicacies. I have a sweet tooth so I keep finding occasions to treat myself and what better than Children’s Day as there is a child in me. And I also like to distribute some sweets among street kids.
This Children’s Day, I want to help create awareness among children (and by association, the elders around them) about clean beaches. I started cleaning the Versova beach months ago with the Versova Residents Volunteers and it has been an eye-opener for me. It taught me that it’s not enough to ignore, complain or tell people to stop littering but to personally take action.
I invite them through their schools and associations to come join us every Saturday and Sunday morning to be the change the city needs them to be. They do not know it yet but the revelation will go a long way to a cleaner India.
I start my day offering a rose to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehruji. And then with the kids of my NGO durgabaadi girls we enjoy different competitions, say fancy dress, dance, music and enjoy games. And being with them makes me feel like I am a child as well.
Children’s Day is one of the few occasions which makes me nostalgic. I remember my school days where we would have dancing and singing activities in school followed by snacks. It was so much fun. Now I try and celebrate Children’s day with street kids near my house. I get them sweets and snacks and arrange activities where they dance and sing and play games. The child in me comes out and I participate with them with full enthusiasm.
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First Published: Nov 14, 2016 11:08 IST