November 14, 2010

Celebrating children's day on twitter #bachpan

November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day across India to mark the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlala Nehru. He loved children very much and was popularly known as 'Chacha Nehru' (Uncle Nehru)!

It was a coincidence that today was a Sunday and although no more a kid, I did celebrate Children's Day in its true spirit, probably one of my most memorable till now! The day started with seeing @GoogleIndia's tweet about a 14 year old kid from Mangalore-Akshay Raj who won the second Doodle4Google India 2010 competition!

His logo was up on Google India's homepage throughout the day. He named it as 'My dream for India in 2030'. I must appreciate his thoughts as it clearly speaks of his dream, his maturity at such a young age. The logo simply sums up every aspect of growing India. This kid's gonna rock in future!

Apart from the doodle read through, I was excited about celebrating children's day on Twitter with hashtag #bachpan. This was a unique idea by 3 different people on twitter. Last year on November 14 @AshuMittal suggested putting childhood pics as Twitter avatars (also DP). Once the idea took momentum, @b50 suggested preserving these #bachpan DPs as they looked awesome. Someone had to do this and here comes in @aalaap who dhappofied (stole) images as nooone helped him, made a page and designed it like a collage titled twitter #bachpan 2010.

Just check it out, it's an amazing assortment of all the kid DPs and as I write this post, it has already got 230+ pics! Amazingly superb! Let's see if you can spot me? ;)

Like everyone I too participated and put up my BatBoy ^oo^ DP! Guess, my fascination for being the Batman will never die! There's no harm in dreaming, right? Our Former Indian President keeps telling us to dream and dream big!  ;)

Plus, I did manage to get some attention and appreciation too! Makes me laugh but thought I'd share it here with you! Read them below. So, now you know how fun Twitter can be? Don't miss the bus, sign-up and connect with me @arifkhan7. I'd say, Twitter is communication and communication is the new power!

Disclaimer - Tweets have been put in good interest. In case there's any objection, mail me.

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