Pandit Nehru always took the initiative for proper education and guidance for children.
Children's Day 2017: 5 Quotes By Jawaharlal Nehru About Children
It is not easy to do justice to Jawaharlal Nehru's remarkable ideas on childhood and children with a number of quotes.
Still we are listing here five of his best quotes on children:
'Future of the country'
"The children of today will make the India of tomorrow. The way we bring them up will determine the future of the country."
'Children do not think of differences amongst themselves'
"The vast army of children across the world, outwardly different kinds of clothes, and yet so very like another. If you bring them together, they play or quarrel, but even their quarrel is some kind of play. They do not think of differences amongst themselves, difference of class or caste or colour or status. They are wiser than their father(s) or mother(s)."
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'As they grow up...'
"As they grow up, unfortunately, their natural freedom is often eclipsed by teaching and behaviour of elders. At school, they learn many things, which are no doubt useful, but they gradually forget that essential thing to be human and kind, playful and make life richer for ourselves and others".
"I may not have time for adults, but I have enough time for children."
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On corporal punishment
"The only way to reform them is to win them over with love. So long as a child is unfriendly, you can't mend his ways. He can be disciplined, if his attention is drawn to some other activity, like a voluntary body in Delhi (1960s) "Bal Sahyog" used to do. They learn many things there during vocations, without any compulsion of sort and then their minds get diverted to constructive channels."
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