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Children’s Day celebrations at Le Corbusier Centre

Children’s Day celebrations at Le Corbusier Centre

 

Chandigarh,14th November,2019 : The Children’s Day was celebrated today at Le Corbusier Centre, Sector 19, Madhya Marg with a series of activities organized in collaboration with Organic Sharing, Chandigarh.

A unique exhibition of stamps issued by the Postal department of India on Children's Day every year since 1957 was held by Rakesh Walia- a keen and renowned philatelist. Children were intrigued by the interesting stamps released through the years that showcase the changing issues and themes in India. Mr. Walia informed the students that a competition is held every year to choose the image for the stamp and a first Cover is also released on Children’s day every year.

On the occasion, Deepika Gandhi, Director of the Corbusier Centre briefed the students about the special association of Jawahar Lal Nehru with Chandigarh as it was with his vision and persistence that the city was created. She also gave the students a tour of the Corbusier Centre telling them interesting facts about the creation of the city and especially pointing out the many pictures showing Nehru’s visits to Chandigarh while it was coming up. On being asked their wish for the city on Children’s’ day the students came up with ideas ranging from cleanliness to equal opportunities for all. Mr. Rahul Mahajan, Founder, Organic Sharing encouraged the students to make sure that the wishes became reality by actively working towards these goals and keeping the city clean and green.

A painting competition for students on the theme of “Stop Child Labour” brought out the creative talent of the students with many interesting posters rendered in vibrant hues. The students highlighted the ills of child labour stressing the need for education and skill development.

A photo exhibition by photographer Deepak Arora on the theme 'Beauty of Chandigarh' was also held showing the true splendor and capturing various facets of the city. The children were shown photographs of the natural and built up heritage of the city and encouraged to explore these facets of the city. These pictures captured the essence of the city and showed the city in a new light to many students who had not visited the Capitol Complex or the Rose Garden. The event ended with a Prize distribution ceremony by Organic Sharing for students who made the most expressive posters.