#Children’s Day, #Aung San Suu Kyi: #Twitter Trends

Posted on November 15, 2012 in Specials

By Shivangi Singh: 

Happy Children’s Day TweetPals! The unique Indian tradition of celebrating Jawaharlal Nehru’s birth date as a day dedicated to children-the future of the nation, kept people of all ages busy. While many are offended by being referred to as “children”, Twitter remained abuzz with celeb tweets on the occasion:

Suhel Seth“Happy Children’s Day…pity Parliament is not in session hence the children will be quieter and not throwing stuff at each other…”

Ayushmann Khurrana– “”Main bhi toh kid hee hoon” ~ Happy Children’s day!”

@fakingnews-“Rahul Gandhi doesn’t need to change his DP. Forever Young. Happy Children’s Day.”

Ram Gopal Verma“I wonder who loved children more between Jawaharlal Nehru and Michael Jackson”

@pal36-“7 more minutes and Jawaharlal Nehru will keep his 1 day of remembrance”

Journalist Madhavan Narayanan– “Before you liberalise an economy, you have to create it. Jawaharlal Nehru did the latter. Narasimha Rao did the former.”

Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi is on a five day visit to India and on her first day, i.e. on 14/11/12 she met top Indian leaders and delivered a speech remembering Jawaharlal Nehru. The Iron Lady sparked a lot of interest on Twitter:

Kiran Bedi– “Inspired to hear Aung San Suu Kyi’s Nehru Memorial Lecture! She is student of Delhi CJM,LSR+! A rare courageous woman in Politics today!”

Noted Journalist Malini Parthasarathy– “Suu Kyi’s wise observation that friendship between countries must base itself on ties between peoples not governments is a timely reminder”

Writer and Journalist, Kanchan Gupta– “Aung San Suu Kyi accepts Nehru Award. Mixed views on Nehru Award: Among those honoured Robert Mugabe and Hosni Mubarak”