Thursday, 13 August 2015

Happiness Is Being Independent!

It’s the month to be proud to be an Indian. It is also the month to ask ourselves, what have I done for india? And it is the month to teach our children, India is our country and let’s be proud to carry the tri colour.

Five   simple ways to make your child respect and cherish his/her country-
  1. Don’t teach your child that 15th august is just another bank holiday. It isn’t. Do something patriotic like going for a flag hoisting ceremony with your child, or showing them a flag hoisting on television or making a flag  and putting it up in your window or balcony..
  2. Teach your child to respect the tricolour, make one with your child and teach them that the tricolour should not be on the road or thrown on the ground. Make your child aware and pick up any tricolour that you see on the ground, then fold it away. Don’t walk on the tricolour.
  3. Decorate your room or one corner with photos of national leaders of the past, like Gandhi, Nehru, Vallabhbhai Patel, Bhagat Singh, Rajendra Prasad, Dadabhai Navroji, Sarojini Naidu. Finding the concept difficult? Well, how do you explain superman and batman to children? They are not even real, they are imaginary characters, and yet children accept them right? Similarly you can use your own ingenuity and creativity to explain about these national leaders.
  4. Wear the colours of the flag on your clothes or the food you cook.
  5. Do not make a cake in the shape of a flag and cut it, as you are cutting your national flag.


Four simple ways for you the parents and adults to be more patriotic  this year- .
  1. To love our friends and family deeply, day by day and be kind to each other and cherish them forever – spend the day with them doing simple things rather than at the mall or watching a movie. Watch a great movie at home, play a small quiz on india etc
  2. To honour each other’s differences and cherish the richness of our history and work unitedly towards a successful life… have a fancy dress with your family and friends , dress like any state in India, dance of the states, food of the states, a lot of hotels and restaurants have that theme, take your family there and let them from childhood understand that we are all different but we enjoy our difference.
  1. To believe in the promise of a better tomorrow and stand united in our efforts to give a peaceful nation to our children- go back to the old ways of community functions, know your neighbour, so get involved and arrange activities in your building, locality. Lets teach children how to be united, afterall children learn by imitation.
  2. To bind the people of our nation as one, in the strings of love and brotherhood, to celebrate in high spirit and renew the pledge of being united forever- that’s what it means to be a true Indian. – sing the national anthem with your family, and sing it with fervour. Be proud to be an Indian and don’t shy from showing it. Wear a badge, keep a flag in your car. Go patriotic to the fullest.

Have a great Independence day. We have earned it.




59 comments:

Ramola Menezes said...

I Ms. Ramola Menezes teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you ma'am for sharing this article with us. It rather gave us an idea as to how to teach children the importance about independence day and how we should actually celebrate this day not by going to the malls or watching any kind of movie but by teaching them about our great leaders and the great work they have done for our country. Happy Independence Day to you too ma'am.

Kalpita Bhirud said...

I Ms. Kalpita Bhirud teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you ma'am for always guiding us through your blogs. Indeed we should teach our little ones the importance of our Independence Day also they should know our great national heroes and most important to respect our flag. It's a very important and big day for all of us.
Happy Independence Day.

Rajul Nishar said...

I Ms. Rajul Nishar a teacher from pjk plus vile parle would like to thank you for sharing this blog with us. It's really important to make our kids understand the importance of our nation. Instead of explaining them about batman and superman who doesn't have any profile we should explain them about OUR FREEDOM FIGHTERS. Last but the most important to respect our National flag.
Happy independence day.

Sonali Karmakar said...

Thank you Swati Ma'am for sharing the guidelines for Independence day. It is always a pleasure reading your blog, we get to know so much. If we follow your guidelines am sure we will not have to struggle hard to inculcate respect and love for our nation INDIA, national leaders, national flag, national anthem etc in our children. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day on behalf of the entire Podar Jumbo Kids Plus Vile Parle team. We all have definitely earned a lot, thank you Ma'am.

Sonali Karmakar said...

Thank you Swati Ma'am for sharing the guidelines for Independence day. It is always a pleasure reading your blog, we get to know so much. If we follow your guidelines am sure we will not have to struggle hard to inculcate respect and love for our nation INDIA, national leaders, national flag, national anthem etc in our children. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day on behalf of the entire Podar Jumbo Kids Plus Vile Parle team. We all have definitely earned a lot, thank you Ma'am.

PJK Vadgaon said...

Thank you Swati Ma'am for sharing the guidelines for Independence day. Its really important to
make our children understand the respect and love for our Nation and its belongings and I would like to wish you and entire team of Podar Jumbo kids a very Happy Independence Day as Happiness is ........being independent .

parikrama said...

Thank you Swati Ma'am for sharing the above Blog. It is always a pleasure reading your blog.
I Mrs. Karishma Chheda (Mother of Master AArav Chheda) from pjk plus vile parle would like to Wish you a very Happy independence day to you & all teachers of Podar Jumbo Kids.
Once again Thank you so much for everything.

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Mittal Gada said...

I Mittal Gada trainee teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you for sharing this blog with us.
Wishing you a very happy Independence Day.

ADITI KOTHARI said...

I, Aditi Kothari am a trainee teacher at PJK Plus, Vile Parle. Thank you ma'am to share your ideas and teach us how can we celebrate our Independence Day. We should all try to inculcate in our children the respect for our nation and the tricolour.This is the correct time for them to understand the importance of their country so as to make them future responsible citizens. Wishing you a Happy Independence Day.

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Jumbo Kids, Chakan said...

Many parents think that 15th August is a holiday and are least bothered to tell their children that actually what is Independence day. Everyone need to follow the simple ways shared by you in the article. We as an adult need to explain our children about the respect and love that we should have for our Nation.Children should know the real meaning of Independence Day.Truly said by you ma'am - "Happiness is - Being Independent".Feeling very proud to be an Indian. "Happy Independence Day" Ma'am.

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janice gomes said...

I Ms. Janice Gomes teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle, thank you ma'am for sharing such wonderful blog. It has really taught me how to inculcate in our kids the values and respect for the flag of our country India, how to celebrate Independence day with our family, friends and neighbours, and we should also explain to our kids who the national heroes are and how the yfought for the freedom of our country. Happy Independence day.

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heytal vora said...

I, Heytal Vora am a trainee teacher at PJK Plus, Vile Parle. Thank you so much ma'am to share this wonderful blog with us, giving us an opportunity to follow these guidelines to instill patriotic feeling, value and respect for our country, our leaders and our national flag in the children. We really need to start changes from our homes today for a better and brighter tomorrow! Proud to be an Indian ...Happy Independence Day!

Tanvi Mody said...

I Miss Tanvi Mody teacher of PJK Plus Vile Parle will like to thank you ma'am for sharing such an important blog with us. Its important for kids to learn about Independence day and also learn to respect our flag and our national heroes.Indeed happiness is being independent so its time for us to share happiness with our family, friends and our neighbours.

Hema Mittal said...

Thank you, Ma'am, for sharing the significance of Independence day through your blog. It is very important to inculcate in children the respect for our national flag and also make them understand the true meaning of being an Indian. Take pride in being an Indian. Independence brings happiness but also comes with responsibilities, which should be honored. Wish you a very Happy Independence Day on behalf of the entire staff of Podar Jumbo Kids, Nagpur Katol.

Neena.U.K. said...

Respected Madam,

This was truly inspiring to change my perspective about independence , being happy, and spreading this concept among my family and friends.
Thank you.
Regds
Neena U.K
HM, PJK, Wagholi

Poonam Borade said...

I Ms. Poonam Borade teacher of PJK Plus Vile Parle thank you ma'am for sharing this important and informative article. We should explain our kids importance of freedom, how we got this freedom, how our national heroes fought for us and for that freedom we celebrate this day as independence day. We should participate on flag hoisting ceremony with our kids and we should always respect our tricolours. Happy Independence day.

Supervisor Apeksha said...

I completely agree Ma'am we as adults need to realise that 15th August is not just a holiday but it is a day to feel the importance of making a difference by instilling in our little ones the feeling of respect towards our country .

jayshree shah said...

Firstly I would like to thank You specially for sharing the importance of Independence day and how to pass on to this generation in a positive way by doing simple things, and truly every Indian should understand the importance of freedom in right spirit and pass it to the kids , the citizens of tomorrow.Today as we had celebrated in a right spirit Happiness is being.... independent through various activities done by children and Grandparents spending quality time together.

Sarina Oberoi said...

Thank you ma'am for so aptly sharing the views on each and every topic...I also agree that it is very crucial that all Indians ,parents and grandparents follow the guidelines stated so that we have a generation who will treasure this independence and pass the legacy for gererations to come...we need to be sensitive and understand the importance of independence in spite of cultural diversity.

Shubhi Chhabra said...

Thanks Mam for sharing such an informative thought about independence and being parent, it is very important for us to teach our kids about the meaning of independence and the history of how our country got independence and the patriotic heros who fought for it. It is really great to have you as our guide, lead and mentor to teach us and share various perspectives to teach our kids. Thanks for being with us always.
Regards,
Shubhi Chhabra, PJK, Wagholi

Shruti Jhawar said...

I Ms Shruti Jhawar teacher at PJK Wagholi would like to thank you Ma'am for sharing this article with us.yes, Independence day is an important day where child learns to respect our national leader and our tricolour flag .They know the importance of this big day by celebrating with their family. Once again thank you Ma'am and Happy independence day.

Chindwara Pjk said...

Thanks Swati ma'am. It's really a pleasure to read your blogs and this helps us to know a lot. In my childhood days, our father used to take us for a march past with our colony children and parents, then in the ground we used to host the National Flag. Then sung the National Anthem with Grace.
While reading your blog I went on to my days.
We inculcate good thoughts through the celebration.
A very beautiful thought given by you ma'am.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Ma'am and to all.

Chindwara Pjk said...

Thanks Swati ma'am. It's really a pleasure to read your blogs and this helps us to know a lot. In my childhood days, our father used to take us for a march past with our colony children and parents, then in the ground we used to host the National Flag. Then sung the National Anthem with Grace.
While reading your blog I went on to my days.
We inculcate good thoughts through the celebration.
A very beautiful thought given by you ma'am.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY Ma'am and to all.

charu gupta said...

I Ms.Charu Gupta teacher at PJK Wagholi would like to thank you for sharing important and valuable information with us. It helps us to make our little ones understand the respect for our nation. Happy Independence Day.

Shradha Anand said...

I Ms.Shradha Anand teacher at PJK Wagholi. Thank you mam for sharing such an informative article about independence day. Yes, it is important to teach children about it and how we celebrate it. Once again thank you mam and wish you happy independence day.

manisha dhingra said...

I Ms. Manisha Dhingra teacher at PJK Wagholi would like to thank you Ma'am for sharing this blog with us. It is important for our kids to understand the importance of our nation and also how we celebrate the Independence Day with our family. Once again thank you Ma'am and Happy Independence Day

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l Ms.Gayatri Devi teacher at PJK Wagholi. Thank you very much ma'am for sharing an informative blog about independence day. Its really important to make our kids understand the importance of our nation.Thank you once again for sharing this blog with us and wish you happy independence day.

Minita Parikh said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing and guding with us how to remember for ourselves that today 15th August is not just a bank holiday but it's importance. And how to utilise and make children aware about this. Wish you happy independence day !!

Minita Parikh said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing and guding with us how to remember for ourselves that today 15th August is not just a bank holiday but it's importance. And how to utilise and make children aware about this. Wish you happy independence day !!

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Minita Parikh said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing and guding with us how to remember for ourselves that today 15th August is not just a bank holiday but it's importance. And how to utilise and make children aware about this. Wish you happy independence day !!

Minita Parikh said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing and guding with us how to remember for ourselves that today 15th August is not just a bank holiday but it's importance. And how to utilise and make children aware about this. Wish you happy independence day !!

Neetu Gupta said...

I Mrs Neetu Gupta teacher at PJK Wagholi would like to thank you for sharing this blog with us. It is always a pleasure to read your blogs . we should be proud to be Indians and should inculcate the same feelings in our children. The respect for the Indian tricolour and importance of national festivals should be taught from the very beginning.

Happy independence day.

meera sajish said...

I Ms Meera Sajish teacher at PJK Wagholi would like to thank you for sharing such an important and informative blog with us. Childhood is the root to study and understand new things from elders, we can build a better nation with patriotic feeling inside them. I am thanking you for such a beautiful and informative blog which can be applied by parents teachers or elders for the children. Wishing you HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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Abhaya K- PJK Bangalore-1 said...

A very informative blog on Independence day. As an educator and a parent, the ways to cultivate patriotism in our children are well explained.

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Rashmi Bhoyar said...

I am Rashmi Bhoyar. Thank you Swati Ma'am for sharing this blog. It gave me different perspective of looking at independence day celebration. We have to follow this approach to create better citizens for our nation.
Wish you happy independence day.

Ankita Suchak said...

Thank You Ma`am for sharing such an informative article with us & explaining the simple ways of celebrating & inculcating the feelings of patriotism in children right from the childhood.

Smita Mutha said...

I Ms Smita Gundecha teacher at PJK Wagholi would like to thank you for sharing this information as it is need of today. Now a days people forgot importance of this day and they enjoy this day as a holiday.For them n for little ones also this message is inspiring and needed.

shilpa said...

Best said madam
in this few lines
Very proud to be an Indian A good way to make us understand our duties very sweetly mentioned the way we must indulge the habit of teaching Independence Day really we always refuse to carry children to such programe saying still they are too young to understand and we leave giving importance to the day without sharing as so we are independant today because of those heroes.Will certainly share with all whom i can because this is important thanks for putting ot down for us.

shilpa said...

Best said madam
in this few lines
Very proud to be an Indian A good way to make us understand our duties very sweetly mentioned the way we must indulge the habit of teaching Independence Day really we always refuse to carry children to such programe saying still they are too young to understand and we leave giving importance to the day without sharing as so we are independant today because of those heroes.Will certainly share with all whom i can because this is important thanks for putting ot down for us.

shilpa said...

Best said madam
in this few lines
Very proud to be an Indian A good way to make us understand our duties very sweetly mentioned the way we must indulge the habit of teaching Independence Day really we always refuse to carry children to such programe saying still they are too young to understand and we leave giving importance to the day without sharing as so we are independant today because of those heroes.Will certainly share with all whom i can because this is important thanks for putting ot down for us.

Pjk Bengaluru CBSE said...

The responsibility of making the young generation understand the real meaning of Independence which was earned by our ancestors with a lot of efforts lies on us. This blog inspires and motivates all of us to cherish the respect for the nation and to imbibe the same qualities in the generation next being groomed by us.

PJK Vadgaonsheri 2 said...

It is very important to educate the young generation about the independence day and the struggle behind it and I think this blog will definitely inspire all the parents to create awareness of independence among their young ones.

shabbi shah said...

I Ms. Sabina shah teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you Ma'am for sharing this article with us.It is important for kids to learn about Independence day and also respect our flag and our country India.15th August is not just a holiday but it is a day to feel the importance of it with our friends and family.

sejal pandya said...

I Ms. Sejal Pandya teacher at PJK Nashik would like to send my heartfelt thankyou to you maam for a context with wonderful ideas arousing a complete feeling of being a proud Indian.Jai Hind.

Leela Chamaria said...

I Ms.Leela.Chamaria teacher of PJK Plus Vile Parle thank u maam for sharing this beautiful blog of Independence day.I was happy to read on how we can celebrate our Independence day with each and everyone and enculcate the same in our little ones right from childhood.Proud to be an Indian. Happy Independence day to all.😊

Puja Supervisor said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing such a great blog with us. Now-a-days people have forgot the importance of 15th August and enjoy it as public holiday. This is a great way to teach children about the importance of the day and inculcate the feeling of being INDIAN in growing minds of young ones.

Tumkur Pjk said...

Heartfelt thank you Dear maam to Guide and Present the path how to celebrate the Independence day and the way to boost the patriotism in children in their early age.

Sapna Belliappa said...

The essence of celebrating Independence Day should be inculcated in the children , they should know the freedom that they enjoy today is the hard work of our freedom fighters. The blog emphasizes on respecting our flag and also the importance of celebrating our Independence Day and not treat it like a holiday.

Rajesh Puri said...

Dear Madam,
After reading your article,I tried to find out the answer for the question asked by you i.e. what have I done for India?

Although question seems to be very simple but it is really difficult for a person to answer this simple question.Most of us are working for the fulfilment of our personal desires.Our actions and thoughts are limited up-to the happiness of our family.

Independence day is a message that we all need to contribute for the development of our country.There is no harm if we sacrifice our personal interests for the greater good.