Mumbai: Bollywood actors Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai provided a welcome surprise to dozens of underprivileged children here during Children`s Day celebrations.
Both actors joined up with an NGO to provide a day to remember for a bunch of poor children.
Bachchan cracked jokes with the children, while Aishwarya looked on in amazement at their joy. Bachchan stressed on the need to provide a good childhood to children.
"Childhood is a very special phase, and every child deserves it as their god given right to smile, and that is one thing not only as parents but as individuals everybody should try to give children a happy childhood and give them happy memories. Both of us were very lucky and blessed to have wonderful and loving parents, who gave us a lot of happiness and love. We would like to share that everybody and try our level best whatever little we can do," said Bachchan.
New mom Aishwarya shared the birthday plans for her daughter is about to turn a year old.
"Luckily, I think the way it has worked out, we have a had a huge festive period, just two days before her birthday, Diwali has been a huge celebration and we got the opportunity to receive love and best wishes from all our loved ones and we have all celebrated together. And now this is going to be intimate time on the 16th with Aaradhya," said Rai.
Each year India celebrates November 14, the 123rd birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru as national Children`s Day. The day is about giving young ones the right to enjoy and grow as healthy and educated citizens of the country.
First Published: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 17:07