• Short Summary

    Prime Minister Nehru's Birthday is also celebrated as the National Childrens Day. On this day?

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    Reel 1


    1.
    Long and Mid Shots of crowds of children and adults coming to the stadium, in the background is visible the Iddia Gate, a tall arched monument. Crowds gathered in the stadium arena follow then


    2.
    Mid shots of Hans-Wahan (Swan-Ride), vehicles decorated with paper made swans in their fronts and boys sitting, in the vehicle. The name of this item is Boat Procession. Boats designs as swan.


    3.
    Mid shot of Prime Minister Nehru come sorrounded by heavy crowds of children as he is tapping a couple kids approaching him from his front


    4.
    Mid shots and Long shots of Mr Nehru on a jeep accompanied by children goes round the arena greeting and greeted by children allover. Children throw towards him the garlands of flowers and he too throws them back upon the other children. Amidst these is a shot of balloons in the sky


    5.
    Mid shots and Mid-to-long shots of mr Nehru releasing a pigeon and the children release simultaneously a number of pigeon both totalling 68 to mark the completion of 68th year of Mr Nehru. The shots which follow are Mr Nehru looking up, pointed by the children (towards sky)


    6.
    Long and Mid shots of the march past by groups of children belonging to various institutions, boys as well as girls



    Reel 2


    1.
    Shots of Abhinandan Gaan (Welcome Song) and dance by children in costumes


    2.
    Shots of P.T. Display by boys


    3.
    Shots of Folk dance by about 400 children, girls in various costumes


    4.
    Shots of Lasium dance by boys and girls about 400


    5.
    Shots of Rhythemical P.T. Display by 500 girls


    6.
    Shots of Dummy Horse Dance and Stilt Walk, faces under various masks


    7.
    Mid Shot of Mr Nehru on the mike, addressing the blessings to the children


    8.
    Final shots Mr Nehru as he passes through obscuring crowds of children, to go into his car




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    Background: Prime Minister Nehru's Birthday is also celebrated as the National Childrens Day. On this day the prime minister attends a colourful function at the National Stadium, New Delhi, presented by thousands of children and witnessed by hundreds of thousands children and adults. The day is November 14. On this day of this year (1957) Mr Nehru's 68th birthday is celebrated as the film coverage mentioned below shows:

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LSVO3TN8H6NFPXPT9065FPKJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LSVO3TN8H6NFPXPT9065FPKJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/11/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:08:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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