After a long time, I visited my nephew who is studying in Grade III @ Kendriya Vidyala, Chennai. He has grown up so 'mature', I never was that in his age! To bug him for a while on the occasion of Children's Day, I kept on asking him what all he was taught at School. One of the many things he told me was this:
Our PledgeThough we were taught all these at childhood, it felt 'all new' to me as he read it out. For what we 'elders' are today, I did feel ashamed and had nothing more to ask; but lots to introspect.
India is my Country.
All Indians are my Brothers and Sisters.
I love my Country & I am proud of its rich and varied Heritage.
I shall always strive to be worthy of it.
I shall give respect to my Parents, Teachers & all Elders and treat everyone with courtesy.
I shall be kind to Plants and Animals.
To my Country and my People, I pledge my Devotion.
In their well being and prosperity alone, lies my Happiness.
Happy Children's Day to all kid(do)s!!