International Day for the Elderly – 1st October

October 11, 2009

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International Day for the Elderly is dedicated to honor, respect and care for the world’s elderly. The United Nations General Assembly designated October 1st as the International Day for the Elderly, also known as the “International Day for Older Persons”.

Elderly citizen have all there time available for the upliftment of the society apart from all group meeting, monthly dinners, ex-professions meet likes to spend most of their time focusing all there efforts time and energy on all productive services run and managed only by all our Elders.

Senior Citizen Clubs and groups formed in the locality running all across where all grand parents come together to walk their way of life in the parks or municipal gardens during morning and evening time. There are many active elderly citizen participating in curbing the nation for a better tomorrow based on their practical life experiences and thus leading several NGO’s, consultant groups, managing and coordinating all cooperative welfare programs working out day in and out endlessly thus guiding the society in all walks of life.

Alas! The celebration of birthday parties clubbed together at the month end is really a very emotional scene leaving wet eyes reflects their passion and compassion for each other.

Most of the Grand parents welcome the day in the park-side with the morning walk, exercise followed by discussion over the national and international issues thereafter spare all the time for daily routine’s working out on the respective developmental projects they have undertaken meeting all the necessary working, appointments, meetings thus spending all their time in all productive hyper active day managing a balance in their professional and personal life.

They are my true inspiration with all the bubbling energy, endless motivation, self driven, never say die attitude are the true pillars of growth. It is rightly said, one is as old as he thinks. I salute to all the elderly people of the society sparing all their time for improvement and development of the society.

Did you Know? According to the United Nations, “one of every 10 persons is now 60 years or older. By the year 2050, one of five will be 60 years or older; by 2150, it will be one of three persons”.

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International Day of Non Voilence – 2nd October

October 11, 2009

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“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for.”
Mahatma Gandhi
The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi,Mahatma is a sanskrit word for “Great Soul”, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

The wide and diverse co-sponsorship of the UN resolution reflects
the universal respect that Mahatma Gandhi commands and the enduring
relevance of his humane philosophy. In his own words, “Non-violence is
the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the
mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”. His
“novel mode of mass mobilization and non-violent action” brought down
colonialism, strengthened the roots of popular sovereignty, of civil,
political and economic rights, and greatly influenced many a freedom
struggle and inspired leaders like Badshah Khan, Nelson Mandela, Martin
Luther King Jr. and many others.

Time magazine named Gandhi the Man of the Year in 1930. Time Magazine named The Dalai Lama, Lech Walesa, Dr. Martin Luthur King Jr., Ceasar Chavez, Aung San Suu Kyi, Benigno Aquino, Jr., Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela as Children of Gandhi and his spiritual heirs to non-violence. The Government of India awards the annual Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize to distinguished social workers, world leaders and citizens.

In 1996, the Government of India introduced the Mahatma Gandhi series of currency notes in rupees 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 denomination. Today, all the currency notes in circulation in India contain a portrait of Mahatma Gandhi. In 1969, the United Kingdom issued a series of stamps commemorating the centenary of Mahatma Gandhi.

The wide and diverse sponsorship is a reflection of the universal respect for Mahatma Gandhi and of the enduring relevance of his philosophy. Quoting the late leader’s own words, he said: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”.


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