Nagpur News: Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) on November 14 celebrated the Children’s Day with great fanfare to mark birth anniversary of first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The function was organized at Chitnis Park Stadium where the Mayor Pravin Datke administered the oath of cleanliness to thousands of students of NMC schools. The Mayor appealed the students as well as citizens to keep the city clean in accordance with the “Swachch Bharat” Campiagn launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2.
Others who were present on the dais included Deputy Mayor Munna Pokulwar, Municipal Commissioner Shyam Wardhane, Additional Municipal Commissioner Hemant Pawar, Chairperson of NMC’s Education Committee Chetana Tank, Chairman of Sports Committee Harish Dikondwar, Deputy Commissioner Pramod Bhusari, and Corporators and other top officials.
The Mayor Pravin Datke further said that in future, the celebration of Children’s Day will be held at Yeshwant Stadium in even more grandest fashion.
Speaking on the occasion, the Municipal Commissioner said, “Today’s children are tomorrow’s future. The NMC teachers should strive hard for imbibing good culture on students. The schools should be kept clean in accordance with the Prime Minister’s pledge to clean the country by 2019,” said Wardhane.
The Chairperson of Education Committee Chetana Tank exhorted the students to adopt four things such as education, culture, discipline, and dedication in their lives.
At the outset, students welcome the Mayor and other dignitaries the traditional ‘Arti.’ After lighting the traditional lamps, the dignitaries garlanded the portrait of Jawaharlal Nehru to mark the beginning of Children’s Day celebration. The Mayor then administered the oath of cleanliness to students and others who were present on the occasion.
The Nagpur Municipal Corporation launched the “Swachch Bharat Swachch Vidyalaya” Campaign that would be undertaken till the World Toilet Day, November 19.
The introductory speech was delivered by Education Officer Deependra Lokhande. The programme was conducted by Sudhir Koramkar while the vote of thanks was proposed by Shubhangi Pohre.
A large number of students, Headmasters, teachers and citizens were present on the occasion.