"Children Day", as an event, is celebrated on various days in many places around the world, in particular to honor children. Major global variants include a Universal Children's Day on November 20, by United Nations recommendation.Children's Day is often celebrated on other days as well.
The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925. It is not clear as to why June 1 was chosen as the International Children's Day: one theory has it that the Chinese consul-general in San Francisco (USA) gathered a number of Chinese orphans to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival in 1925, which was on June 1. that year, and also coincided with the conference in Geneva.
India's Children's Day is celebrated on November 14th the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Most schools hold cultural performances on this day, run by the children themselves, and teachers also get involved to make it a day to enjoy and remember. Nehru emphasized the importance of giving love and affection to children, who he saw as the bright future of India, and this ideal is celebrated on this day.
State and Central governments also make it a point to showcase Children's films as part of Film festivals organized in many parts of the country on this date. Many functions are organized in schools, offices etc. As a tribute to this great man and his love for the children, his birthday is celebrated all over India as ‘CHILDREN’S DAY’. Most schools have cultural programmes for the day, with the students managing it all. All over the country, various cultural, social, and even corporate, institutions conduct competitions for children. Children's Day is a day for children to engage in fun and frolic. Schools celebrate this day by organizing cultural programmes. Teachers of the school perform songs and dances for their students. Therefore, Children's Day is special. It is a day set aside to remember Pandit Nehru and his love for children.
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holmertz (26906) 2011-11-14 9:56
This is a lovely photo (as pictures of children so often are). The serious looking little girl is very interested in your camera, which means we all can feel we have a good eye-contact with her. The woman obviously has very warm feeling for her grandchild (i presume). The evening light has given the picture very warm and beautiful colours.
Bergenphotos (2168) 2011-11-14 9:59
You have some really nice portraits in your gallery, and this is another good one. Lovely colors, love the depth and their expressions!
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-11-14 10:02
Nice image..on the event of Children's Day its a nice gift for us..love the serious looking cutie...Good one.
tusharkmandal (3117) 2011-11-14 10:52
Nice picture and good frame. The cute face of the kid is very sweet.
bema (25936) 2011-11-14 11:05
a really colorful take from the land, where colors are a dominating facto in the daily life..
nice couple here, the young child looks a nit indifferent, here yeloow golden clothes are like sunshine!
thanks for sharing, see you around, Bernd
PaulVDV (15017) 2011-11-14 11:14
Very beautiful and colourful double portrait of the proud grandmother and her wondering granddaughter.
The sharpness of both people is excellent and the portraits are nicely presented on a brown blurred background.
Best regards, Paul
patdeph (35738) 2011-11-14 11:42
I didn't know that there was a children's day in India.You have chosen a superb picture to celebrate it,the mother has a very sweet glance to her daughter.The colors and the light are marvelous,and the picture is perfectly framed.MAgnificent,I love it.
brianmcc (5536) 2011-11-14 12:51
this is a superb picture. you have captured a lovley intimate moment perfectly. the little girl's gaze is fantastic. great colours. the shallow depth of field has blurred out the background and created good focus on the subject.
baddori (18988) 2011-11-14 16:28
Figli e maternità un dono divino ...il riprocreare da speranza per una vita eterna.
Due espressioni in un ritratto di continuità.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-11-14 22:18
nice picture for Children's day...like the different expressions here...love the curious expression of the child to your camera with her innocence eyes...so cute baby...love her...I love baby very much :)
good DOF controlled with nice light management...nice color tones & sharpness also...
CLODO (24726) 2011-11-15 1:00
it seems it's more mothers day, as she is smiling whereas the girl is astonished by you. Good bold colors enhanced by the brown background.
snunney (67292) 2011-11-15 2:14
A charming mother and daughter composition. I like the interaction between the two protagonists and the way the little girl stirs into the camera without flinching. Lovely vivid colours and very good sharpness.
mauro61 (52527) 2011-11-15 7:59
bella immagine per celebrare la giornata con una tonalità che punta sull'effetto della luce sui soggetti,
buona la resa dei colori,
ashres (1453) 2011-11-15 9:22
nice capture of the happy face with good control of dof with perfect focus to the subject leaving the bg with nice bokeh. Nice capture.
have a great time,
Cricri (86391) 2011-11-15 11:35
Jolie fête pour ces enfants, toute mignonne avec sa robe dorée son maquillage et le sourire tout fière de sa maman, superbe les couleurs, le cadrage et la réalisation, bravo et merci pour la note
subhendu_bagchi (16590) 2011-11-15 18:33
a nice double portrait in the very special day. Like the composition. Good colour tone and fine depth. A nice one with a fine mood. Tfs.
luighi (5263) 2011-11-16 9:19
Un retrato estupendo , bellos colores y encuadre , te felicito.
claudeD (24173) 2011-11-16 9:59
very fine mother and child portrait shot of a perfect quality.I like the picture and its colors and sharpness very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
TopGeo (37994) 2011-11-16 10:05
Nice image,on the event of Children's Day A pleasant day celebration for children is much to be done to the children of the World! Excellent idea and combination frame and style! Spectacular color images and expressed a hope to the children I wish!
nobuikehonda (3846) 2011-11-16 11:24
A lovely double portrait, the lighting is exquisite. I love the expression on the child’s face. She sees directly into your eyes. The lady seems to be very pleased too. A portrait is always very difficult to do well, but you have captured the two very nicely together. I wished I could do it as well. I didn’t know anything about the day, thank you for your super note. The overall presentation is first rate. Congratulations.
With my very best wishes for the children’s day, belatedly
Have a very nice evening, Madhumita
Fis2 (73084) 2011-11-16 11:31
Interesting "duo" portrait.
Good frame and composition.
I like colors and light.
Greetings from Poland
marcan44 (6223) 2011-11-16 12:40
first of all congratulations for these magnificent portraits that ultimately you are proposing.
Aboutd to children's day I want to add that every day, one after another, they are good to celebrate children.
I would not want an exact date was the reason it did a commercial event.
I hope you will agree!!!
Have a nice day!
eldancer1 (17008) 2011-11-16 13:52
Very nice capture of the future generation. Unfortunately, I think we are slowly destroying the earth that our children will inherit. Great pov and dof with nice colors. Well done, tfs.
siamesa (27449) 2011-11-16 16:32
Boa noite Madhumita
simply lovely. Very beautiful portrait of mother and daughter.Superb photo.
pajaran (36190) 2011-11-16 23:38
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa osvrtoma na dan dece ...
Dobar snimak zene u tradicionalnoj nosnji sa detetom u lepoj haljini na dan dece, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Srecan vam praznik deco.
Dobar rad i tekst, moje cestitke.
Very interesting and good anti osvrtoma on children ...
Good shot women in traditional costume with a child in a nice dress on the day of children, beautiful images.
Good length and severity contrast, beautiful colors.
Happy holiday to you kids.
Good work and text, my congratulations.
All the best.
willperrett (2955) 2011-11-17 3:16
Gorgeous saturated colours due to very slight (and deliberate, I'm sure) under-exposure. A lovely double portrait, beautifully framed (in-camera I mean, not the formal frame). The girl's expression and eye-contact really make this image come to life, as does the obvious happiness and pride in the woman holding the child (mother?). You have a real talent at informal street portraiture!
Nard (6913) 2011-11-18 1:46
Lovely picture full of tenderness and sweetness. Splendid colors for the clothes and a nice bokeh. The smile of the mother and the look of the child give a are well captured. Great shot.
sacimar (25957) 2011-11-18 5:22
this is a lovely image, I like the face expression of the woman, it's a good picture to celebrate this day, well done,
sacavem (18572) 2011-11-18 13:46
This type of photo should be posted on http://www.treklens.com/, but this is a personal opinion.
Good work to capture this image. Good color and contrast.
delpeoples (44904) 2011-11-18 16:19
Namaskar dear Madhumita
It is always such a beautiful sight mother and daughter, and this image is particularly beautiful with both females in traditional costume. Thank you for your interesting note, telling us of the traditions of Childrens' Day in India.
ChrisJ (86854) 2011-11-19 1:01
A good mother & child dual portrait where the mother is trying to coax the shy youngster to smile. Excellent use of a shallow dof & reasonable sharpness on the 2 subjects. Good to have a highlight reflected in both eyes. The colorful attire / saris are eyecatching. Tfs!
Nicou (97637) 2011-11-19 1:03
Super compo et image magnifique compo ce jaune ces porttraits, super.
Bravo et aqmitié
papagolf21 (76515) 2011-11-19 1:22
Dès qu'un enfant comprend quelque chose, il se produit en lui un mouvement admirable. S'il est délivré de la crainte et du respect, vous le voyez se lever, dessiner l'idée à grands gestes, et soudain rire de tout son coeur, comme au plus beau des jeux.
Très belle prise de vue emplie de douceur.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-11-20 3:17
a charming photo with attractive composition and colours, the timing is superb, beautiful impression, fs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes Vasárnapot kívánok!
dino94 (767) 2011-11-20 5:57
the children deserve more than one day, and we let us give all our attention to them the every day of our life. That is a true magic to see them being born and growing in all unconcern.
I would like that all the children of our planet, can fully live this happy period of unconcern of childhood before our reality of adult, catch up with them.
On your photograph, is read all the love which this mom carries to her child.
jhm (122410) 2011-11-22 4:37
What a lovely face of this innocent child.
The woman obviously has very warm feeling for her grandchild.
The colors are original and pleasant for look at.
Nice quality picture with amazing colors. TFS
peppe59 (14547) 2011-11-22 8:21
pose of this fantastic mother with her child, customs and traditions, very interesting.
thanks for sharing
geoant68 (3450) 2011-11-22 10:17
beautiful the portrait of the mother with her little girl this international "Children Day". The management of the colours as the light are superb with the clarity of the image to makes it superb.
TRB (12315) 2011-11-22 12:29
Super, very beautiful .the colors, the perfect naturalness and exposure
vasilpro (40192) 2011-11-23 9:11
Wonderful portraits of a mother and her lovely child, beautiful scene, lovely light and contrast, vivid colors, very good clarity and sharpness, very nice framework, TfS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
batalay (32858) 2011-11-23 19:40
This is a lovely double portrait of the child with mother/grandmother? The light, the colors and composition all collaborate effectively. I particularly like the note also. I did not know about Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday (Nov. 14) adopted as Children's Day. I went to university at with the son of the Indian Ambassador to the United States (BK Nehru). My friend was Anil Nehru, his aunt (his mother's first cousin) was Indira Nehru Gandhi, and great uncle was Jawaharlal. After decades we came together last summer, when I visited Anil in Chanigarh and gave a lecture at the Chandigarh Lalit Kala Akademi.
Sonata11 (28289) 2011-11-24 21:40
wonderful portrait of children day of the mother and cute a little doughter with fantastac color, sharpness, perfect clarity. Beautiful composition and frame as well. Perfectly well done. I like it.
All the best,
danos (73960) 2011-11-25 5:14
nice the portrait of the mother with her daughter as looks so charmy and beautiful.I like the excellent light and colour management as the quality of the image.
serp2000 (29172) 2011-12-01 22:50
And we have got The Children Day at 1th June. I am wonder by this date. Anyway, this is very nice classic family portrait. Just a madonna. Well done.
Vasa (15970) 2011-12-10 12:20
Lovely people is in your gallery, dear Madhumita. Your photos are reflection of your soul. Many of your photos are similar to my logic of photo creation and I am so happy to meet you. Have the best continuation!
Bluejeans (64227) 2011-12-13 10:36
Ola Madhumita ,
Belo retracto com esta menina e a sua avó , gostei muito das cores e detalhes, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
quillo (11840) 2011-12-19 9:09
नमस्ते Madhumita ...
Lovely scene, beautiful colors, warm light ...
an image with the magic of love, congratulations.
Silvio1953 (98093) 2012-02-22 0:48
Ciao Madhumita, nice family scene, lovely double portrait, wonderful expression, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Haymotion (2579) 2012-05-27 4:18
Magnifique portrait de ce moment entre cette mère et sa fille.
Magnifique attitude et expression de la petite fille.
fabbs99 (5407) 2012-09-24 12:22
Another superb portrait of yours. This is a great picture. The sharpness and light are perfect.Very well composed with splendid colors and saturation. The lighting is also amazing as well. Very well done, TFS.
Keep sharing and exchanging views.
Best wishes and warm regards
lpi (4424) 2012-10-02 13:25
Une très belle scène pleine de tendresse!
J'aime ce beau regard de cet enfant, tu as réussie à capter un bel instant.
clic (10991) 2012-10-19 12:03
What a powerful color burst..and sweet expressions in this professional-quality picture!
Very interesting to know about exotic costumes.
- Copyright: Madhumita Roy (madhumita_roy86) (2144)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-11-14
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: nikon D3000, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, Hoya UV-Guard
- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 9:52