Stars from across sports commemorated Children's Day on their social media walls on Tuesday. Children's Day is the birth anniversary of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Indian men's hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, boxer Vijender Singh, Indian cricketers Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina and Veda Krishnamurthy took to Twitter to extend wishes on the occasion.
"Bring out the child in you. Do the things you used to enjoy doing back then, smile more, laugh more, live more and love more. Happy #ChildrensDay," India spinner Harbhajan Singh tweeted.
Calling children as the greatest treasure, Veda Krishnamurthy tweeted, "Children aren't just our future, they are our present. Our greatest treasure. Happy #Childrensday."
"There's nothing more contagious than the laughter of young children; it doesn't even have to matter what they're laughing about." May you always find something to laugh about. #HappyChildrensDay pic.twitter.com/OSfntYL2ZM— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) November 14, 2017
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.— VijuWithU (@VijuWithU) November 14, 2017
Let's pledge to change this in whatever way we can on #ChildrensDay #VijuWithU pic.twitter.com/58GcQgeNp0
Former cricketer Virender Sehwag shared the picture of Shaheed Baji Rout, who was the youngest martyr of India's freedom struggle. "On this #ChildrensDay it's time we know about Shaheed Baji Rout ,from Nilakanthpur in Orissa ,the youngest Martyr of India's freedom struggle. At the age of 12,this young boy was on guard of a country boat and was ordered by the British troop to ferry them across river Brahamani", he tweeted with the image of the boy.
On this #ChildrensDay it's time we know about Shaheed Baji Rout ,from Nilakanthpur in Orissa ,the youngest Martyr of India's freedom struggle.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2017
At the age of 12,this young boy was on guard of a country boat and was ordered by the British troop to ferry them across river Brahamani pic.twitter.com/6opZqLCKYs
Baji who had already heard details of the brutality of the troop which had killed innocent people in the village understood if the British troops were to be obstructed,then they needed to be stopped from going across to the other bank. He therefore refused to ferry them across— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2017
The troop threatened to kill him if he did not ferry them across immediately. Baji however rejected their orders.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2017
One of the British soldiers hit Baji's head with his gun butt that fractured his skull severely.
Another British soldier started firing ruthlessly. While one of the bullets hit Baji and he lay dead, his other friends Laxman Malik,Fagu Sahoo, Hrushi Pradhan & Nata Malik were also killed.— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) November 14, 2017
India's youngest martyr definitely deserves more recognition.Salute one of greatest child
Sehwag went ahead to describe how the child refused, and was killed by the soldiers.