As India celebrated Children’s Day in the loving memoir of Chacha Nehru’s birthday, India’s biggest stock exchange by turnover NSE invited 30 children to celebrate it. These children ‘took over’ National Stock Exchange as part of UNICEF’s spotlight on the most pressing challenges faced by the young generation. At the November 14 event, children rang the NSE bell and took a round of the NSE building accompanied by senior NSE officials.
The event started at 2 pm at the NSE in suburbs of Bandra. Meanwhile, in a release the UNICEF said, “This Children’s Day, the UNICEF is inviting children around the world to take the centre stage in a week-long activity to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.” “From November 14 to 20, children will ‘take over’ high-visibility roles in media, politics, business, sport, and entertainment to shine a spotlight on the most pressing challenges faced by their generation,” UNICEF added.
Vikram Limaye, MD & CEO, NSE, among other top NSE officials, were present at the event yesterday. National Stock Exchange started its operations in the year 1995 and in just 10-15 years of being in competition to Asia’s oldest exchange BSE, NSE has surpassed on to become the favourite platform for investors to trade. NSE has about 1600 companies listed.
14 November is celebrated as Children’s Day in India to mark the birthday of Jawaharlal Nehru — the first Prime Minister of independent India. Yesterday was 128 birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru.
(First Published on www.financialexpress.com on 14 November 2017)