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Happy Children’s Day: Indian sportspersons urge to protect ‘greatest treasure’

Written by IWP

New Delhi: On the occasion of Children’s Day, which also marks the 128th birth anniversary of independent India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, several sportspersons sent out their wishes on social media on Tuesday.

Nehru was also fondly known as ‘Chacha Nehru’ for his love towards children, which is why his birth anniversary is celebrated as Children’s Day.

The country’s sports icons, including cricketers Harbhajan Singh and Veda Krishnamurthy, boxer Vijender Singh, hockey goalkeeper PR Sreejesh and wrestler Sushil Kumar, posted messages on microblogging site Twitter.

We as a society are failing in rearing up our children, half of them malnourished with little or no sound health care, primary education is in shambles, child labour and molestation are high. Remembering the architect of modern India, great statesman, freedom fighter and the first Prime Minister of India Pandit JawaharlalNehru on his birth anniversary. Happy Children’s Day

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