Mewar University celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India with nationalistic fervor and gaiety, on 14 November 2014.
The Management, the faculty and a large gathering of students took part in the function, which was organized by Chemistry Department. The program started in a traditional and customary manner by garlanding goddess Saraswati and lighting the lamp by the dignitaries present on the occassion.
The opening speech delivered by Dr. R.K. Paliwal (Dean, Basic Sciences, Mewar University) highlighted the political contribution of Jawahar Lal Nehru and his immense affection for youth and children. Dr. Paliwal stated that this is the day to renew our commitment to the welfare of children and to inspire them to live by Pandit Nehru’s ideals and vision for our nation.
Jawaharlal Nehru was a central figure in the Indian national movement and a prominent international figure of the 20th century. He emerged as a popular leader during the Indian freedom strugglet under the overarching leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. Called the architect of Modern India, Nehru was the Prime Minister of our country from its independence in 1947 till his death in office on 27th May ,1964. As a tribute to Pandit Nehru and his love for children, Children’s Day is celebrated every year on his birthday, which falls on 14 November .
After the speech, a colorful program on Children’s Day started with a melodious song, sung in praise of “Chacha Nehru”, as he was lovingly called by the children. The song was appreciated by all the people present in the hall.
The next event was a group dance presented by the girl students of Mewar University. A Quiz Contest was also held.
The function concluded with the singing of National Anthem.