International Day of Peace

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Peace begins with a smile. -Mother Teresa

Peace is defined as an incidence of harmony characterized by lack of violence, conflict behaviors and the freedom from fear of violence. Frequently understood as the absence of aggression and retribution, peace also suggests sincere attempts of resolution.

Understanding on the characteristics, peacefulness is always perceived as an internal sense of tranquil that comes from being still in order to reflect and meditate on the inner insight. Thus, it is said that a peaceful heart is one that is free from qualms and difficulties.

For decades, many countries and their societies have been working and joining their efforts in the attainment of Peace for the world. Peace is not something that you could wish for; it is something you create together, something you do for other and something you share.

International Day of Democracy

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Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation. Empowered, they can be key agents for development and peace. If, however, they are left on society's margins, all of us will be impoverished. Let us ensure that all young people have every opportunity to participate fully in the lives of their societies.  -Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General, Unites Nations

In the world where everything is fluctuating, it is pivotal to have a proper governance concept with the balance of both fairness and equality in all forms of life; that concept is known as Democracy.

Democracy is a worldwide value based on the freely expressed will of people to establish their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their rights to fully contribute in all aspects of lives.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

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If you would tell me the heart of a man, tell me not what he reads, but what he re-reads. -François Mauriac

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person whose idea is captured literarily forever. To read is to expedition through time. Thus, it is said that a book is a gateway to betterment for a man’s life and literacy is a key of that gate.

Literacy is a human right and a tool of personal empowerment. Literacy skills, which developed from a basic to advanced level throughout life, are part of broader competencies required for critical thinking, the sense of responsibility and mostly complex matters such as participatory governance, sustainable consumption and lifestyles, ecological behaviors, biodiversity protection, poverty reduction, and disaster risk reduction.

For decades, we all know that educational opportunities depend greatly on literacy. Literacy is at the heart of Education for All (EFA), and essential for eliminating poverty, reducing child mortality, controlling population growth, achieving gender equality as well as ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy in achieving prosperous and peaceful societies. In addition, Literacy is recognized as the key element needed to promote sustainable development, as it empowers people to make the right decisions in the areas of economic growth, social development and environmental integration.

International Day of Charity

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Let us not be satisfied with just giving money. Money is not enough, money can be got, but they need your hearts to love them. So, spread your love everywhere you go  -Mother Teresa

Charity, a noble superiority in man, brings welfare to the society. It enlarges human’s heart and spreads the message of brotherhood by delivering the genuine action of love to the societies.

The word 'charity' means generosity in giving something to the needy out of loving kindness towards them. There is a proverb: 'Charity begins at home,' which simply means a person who is kind at heart and possesses compassion towards others, is generally found to give his or her helping hands to the disadvantaged in the societies.

Charity has always played a vital role in the development of society by enabling those underprivileged people to live with basic necessities of life such as shelter, food and clothing. The major way to lessen the gap amongst the different classes in the society is by sharing and distributing what are more owned by those privileged to the less privileged ones.

Many organisations have been working in this regard for a very long period of time across the globe as it has been admitted as the social responsibility of every nation to not only help the locally deprived citizens but also take encourage steps to get hold of the poor ones.

The United Nations (UN) recognized 5th of September as an International Day of Charity. It was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and benevolent activities. This day was also chosen in honor of Mother Teresa who has dedicated her life to assisting the poor and disadvantaged people around the world. Her work was commemorated through the Nobel Prize in 1979 and until today, it continues to be carried forward with the aim of benefiting the world’s poor.

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

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Every State has the primary duty to protect its own population from grave and sustained violations of human rights, as well as from the consequences of humanitarian crises, whether natural or man-made. -Pope Benedict XVI
Today is a day to remember the millions of people affected by war, natural disasters, sickness, and famine, and especially those who are working to relieve their suffering. Today, known as World Humanitarian Day, is a special day dedicated to Humanitarians and their noble works.

World Humanitarian Day is a day devoted to humanitarians, as well as to increase public understanding of humanitarian support activities. This day falls on the 19th August every year. On this fateful day in 2003, 22 aid workers lost their lives in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad including the UN's High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello. Since August 2009, this day is observed to honor all people who have given their lives to humanitarian service, as well as to celebrate humanitarian work around the world.