The Young Chronicle: For 2nd Graders November 14th, 2014 - Page 2

YOUNG CHRONICLE November 14th, 2014 THE YOUNG CHRONICLE In 1989, after months of discussion, East Germany decided to tentatively open the barrier. Itʼs been 25 years since both parts of the city united. Who was Chacha Nehru and Why is Children’s Day Celebrated on His Birthday? Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was India’s first Prime Minister. He was born on November 14th, a Hundred and Twenty Five years ago! Happy Children’s Day Be Curious, Be Studious, Be Playful, Be Truthful, Be Innocent, Be Different, Be Sporty, Be Arty, Be Helpful, Be Hopeful, Be Full of Fun, Break Free from the Lull. Have a Happy Children’s Day! THE BERLIN WALL After The 2nd World War got over, Germany got divided into East and West Germany. On August 13, 1961, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) decided to block off East Berlin and West Berlin. Streets were torn up, and barricades erected. People of East Berlin and the GDR were no longer allowed Jawaharlal Nehru went to Cambridge University to Study. And When he returned, he joined the freedom struggle against the British. He was a wonderful leader and was made the Prime Minister as soon as India won its freedom. Nehru's contribution to Society Nehruji was the first Prime Minister of the nation, and served the country for 17 years. He actually built India. The birth of Chacha Nehru Chacha Nehru was very fond of children. He often compared children to Roses, saying that ‘children were like the buds in a garden’. He felt that children should be carefully and lovingly brought up, as they were the future of the nation and the citizens of tomorrow. He believed that children are the real strength of a country and the very foundation of society. So Here’s Wishing a Very Happy Birthday to Chacha Nehru, and a Very Happy Children’s Day to You. The World Chess Championship! If you love Chess, you would be glad to know we have had an Indian Chess GrandMaster, 5 times over. Vishwanathan Anand has won the championship 5 times, in 2000, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Anand is now all set to win the championship this year too, at least we hope he does. He has reached the finals and is playing against Magnus Carlson of Norway. The two have currently on equal footing; with two drawn matches and one win each. There are 8 matches left and the one who gets 61/2- 7 wins, out of a total of 12 matches, to be declared the World Chess Champion. If you are interested in Chess, do take a look at the All India Chess Federation Calendar. Who knows, you could become the next World Chess GrandMaster.