Ekadaksha Learning Center for Children with special needs

What we do - Ekadaksha Learning Center Chennai - By Stephen Eastop

Celebrating children's day with Chacha Nehru and Mahakavi Bharathiyar, ELC 2019"Children see magic because they look for it."And indeed the world is magical and filled with beauty when seen through a child's innocent eye. The 14th of November is celebrated as Children's day in India as a remebrance of the birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. He was the first Prime minister of India and he loved children a lot. Therefore every school in in India celebrates this day to encourage each and every child to feel special. Childhood is an amazing phase of life, if shapes us into what we are today. So we indeed must celebrate this phase to make sure each child is understood and loved unconditionally. 

At Ekadaksha we had a special visit by 'Chacha Nehru' and 'Mahakari Bharathiyar', both who were fond of children very much. Tarak represented 'Chacha Nehru' and lived upto the role of spreading life among the children. Three of the children gave a small speech of two lines about Chacha Nehru and one of them presented his favourite flower-A rose. Other children sat around 'Chacha Nehru' spreading positive energy all over Ekadaksha.

Abishek aptly represented 'Mahakari Bharathiyar' the great poet with his moustache and majestic body language. The song 'Odi Vilayaadu pappa"is a song dedicated to children, especially the girl child. In this song he encourages children to lead a life with values and dignity. All the girl children performed a beautiful dance to this meaningful song. 

This day also was one to acknowledge and present special awards to children who have achieved something special this year. Some children were awarded for settling down in their classes well in a short span of time while others were given mention for their positive behaviours in class. Children were also awarded for their improvement in communication skills, academic skills and increase in independence levels. The awards were presented by their class teachers. We must remember that each child is Unique and Blessed with different talents, they just unwrap their packages at their on pace and time.

No celebration is complete without snacks. Yummy homemade snacks from The Bread Bar were served which was polished off by the children. The children then had their favourite activity - running and playing with their friends, dance and enjoying music. 

It was a wonderful day for the children and teachers. Hats off to the teacher, Sowmya and volunteer, Priya for planning a brilliant show. We take away a lesson this day - Love a child for what he/she is, Love them for how they love you, Love them unconditionally and they will grow into adults who spread love and joy everywhere they go forever and always.

From the child in US to the child in YOU...Happy Children's day!!! Enjoy the show here. 

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