Grown-ups have a strange way of putting themselves in compartments and groups. They build barriers of religion, caste, colour, party, nation, province, language, customs and of rich and poor. Fortunately, children do not know much about these barriers, which separate. They play and work with each other and it is only when they grow up that they begin to learn about these barriers from their elders.
– Jawaharlal Nehru –
Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India, was well-known for his great love for roses and kids. ‚Chacha‘ – Uncle – Nehru, this is what children called him, believed that children are the real strength of a country and thus should be treated and nurtured with tender loving care like rose buds. He was ahead of his time and a strong believer in giving boys and girls equal opportunities. Unfortunately this did not happen yet in all countries.
I can understand why Nehru loved being with kids, talking to them, playing and laughing with them. I always feel inspired when I meet kids, especially when I’m traveling to countries where children often are less fortunate and privileged than in the western world. In many cases, they have nothing, not even shoes, and the only toys they have is the nature around them. Nevertheless, they seem to me the happiest and most satisfied kids on the planet, just pure souls. Meet some of the adorable kids here.