Wednesday, November 19, 2014

International Men's Day


International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1999 in Trinidad and Tobago, the day and its events find support from a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.Speaking on behalf of UNESCO, Director of Women and Culture of Peace Ingeborg Breines said of IMD, "This is an excellent idea and would give some gender balance." She added that UNESCO was looking forward to cooperating with the organizers.

The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day include focusing on men's and boys' health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models. It is an occasion to highlight discrimination against men and boys and to celebrate their achievements and contributions, in particular for their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care. The broader and ultimate aim of the event is to promote basic humanitarian values.

International Men's Day is celebrated in over 60 countries, including Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, the Cayman Islands, China, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, France, Ghana, Grenada, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Isle of Man, Jamaica, Malta, Norway, Pakistan, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Zimbabwe, on 19 November, and global support for the celebration is broad.

Early background

Calls for an International Men's Day have been noted since at least the 1960s, when "many men" were reported to "have been agitating privately to make 23 Feb International Men's Day, the equivalent of 8 March, which is International Women's Day" In the Soviet Union this day was The Red Army and Navy Day since 1922, which was later renamed Defender of the Fatherland Day. The date was informally viewed a male counterpart of Women's Day (8 March) in some territories of the Union, however due to the day's limited focus to historical events some countries of the former union have moved to adopt the more 'male specific' 19 November as International Men's Day, including Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia.

In 1968 American Journalist John P. Harris wrote an editorial in the Salina Journal highlighting a lack of balance in the Soviet system, which promoted an International Women's Day for the female workers without promoting a corresponding day for male workers. Harris stated that although he did not begrudge Soviet women their March day of glory, its resulting gender inequality clearly exhibited a serious flaw in the Communist system, which, "makes much of the equal rights it has given the sexes, but as it turns out, the women are much more equal than the men." Harris stated that while the men toiled along in their grooves doing what their government and womenfolk tell them to do, there was no day when males are recognised for their service, leading Harris to conclude that "This strikes me as unwarranted discrimination and rank injustice." Similar questions about the inequality of observing women's day without a corresponding men's day occurred in media publications from the 1960s through to the 1990s, at which time the first attempts at inaugurating international Men's Day are recorded.

Observances

According to its creators, International Men's Day is a time to promote positive aspects of male identity based on the premise that 'males of all ages respond more energetically to positive role models than they do to negative gender stereotyping'. During past years the method of commemorating International Men's Day included public seminars, classroom activities at schools, radio and television programs, peaceful displays and marches, debates, panel discussions, award ceremonies, and art displays. The manner of observing this annual day is optional, and any appropriate forums can be used. Early pioneers of IMD reminded that the day is not intended to compete against International Women's Day, but is for the purpose of highlighting men's experiences. In 2009 the following broad objectives were ratified as a basis for all International Men's Day observations, and are applied equally to men and boys irrespective of their age, ability, social background, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief and relationship status:


  1.     To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sportsmen but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
  2.     To celebrate men's positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
  3.     To focus on men's health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  4.     To highlight discrimination against men; in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law.
  5.     To improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
  6.     To create a safer, better world; where people can live free from harm and grow to reach their full potential


According to Men's Activism News Network, International Men's Day also interfaces with "Movember" – a worldwide moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health, one of the key themes promoted on IMD. It also interfaces with Universal Children's Day on 20 November and forms a 48-hour celebration firstly of men, then children respectively, with a recognition of the bonds between them.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

World Psoriasis Day


About World Psoriasis Day

World Psoriasis Day is an annual day specially dedicated to people with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis. Conceived by patients for patients, World Psoriasis Day is a truly global event that sets out to give an international voice to the more than125 million people with psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis around the world. Formed by a global consortium of patient associations from around the world, World Psoriasis Day aims to raise the profile of a condition which needs to be taken more seriously by national and international authorities.


Aims of World Psoriasis Day

Raising awareness: to let people with psoriasis know that they are not alone and to raise the profile of this devastating skin disease and the misery it can cause. To dispel myths about the condition, such as the mistaken view that psoriasis is contagious.

Improving access to treatment: to encourage healthcare systems,governments, physicians, carers and all those responsible for psoriasis care to allow psoriasis sufferers access to optimum therapy. For too long, psoriasis/psoriatic arthritis has been low priority. They are debilitating diseases and must move up the healthcare agenda.

Increasing understanding: to provide information to those who are affected by the condition as well as the general public in order to educatepeople about the condition so that they can discuss it more openly and confidently.

Building unity among the psoriasis community: to provide a platform from which patient voices from around the world can speak as one and be heard by key decision makers.


When was World Psoriasis Day founded?
For a number of years various patient groups discussed the idea of having an annual day specially dedicated to people with psoriasis. In 2004 members and non-members of psoriasis associations around the world launched World Psoriasis Day to raise awareness of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.


Who runs World Psoriasis Day?
The event is presented by the International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), an international organization whose membership is made up of psoriasis organizations from countries around the world. IFPA members meet regularly to collaborate and to discuss important issues affecting the world's psoriasis community.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Teachers' Day


In many countries, Teachers' Days (or Teachers Day) are intended to be special days for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honour them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The date on which Teachers' day is celebrated varies from country to country. Teachers' days are distinct from World Teachers' Day which is officially celebrated across the world on October 5.

The idea of celebrating Teachers' Day took ground in many countries during the 20th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education (for example, Argentina commemorates Domingo Faustino Sarmiento's death on September 11 since 1915, while India celebrates Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan's birthday on September 5 since 1962). This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.

Special celebration conducted by educational institutes to honor Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and to encourage the contribution of teachers to the society.

Since 1962, India has been celebrating Teachers' Day on 5th September as a symbol of tribute and honor to the contribution made by teachers to the society. Respected among society, teachers have played an important role in the overall development of a person. They are capable to influence and mold a student's life positively. Every student celebrates this day to encourage and support the contribution of his or her teacher. Children are the country's future, hence they need to be positively nurtured and that is done best by teachers as children get inspired by their teachers. Teachers enlighten students and shape their career.

The day marks as a day of gratitude and respect to the selfless efforts of teachers. This day is also celebrated to honor Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the great teacher, academic philosopher and India's Second President as he was born on the same day in 1888. Dr. Radhakrishnan was a strong supporter of education. Instead of celebrating his birthday separately he requested to observe the day as Teachers' Day to give honor to all the teachers in India. This appeal demonstrated his love for the teaching profession and since then 5th September is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India.

On the occasion of Teacher's day, various cultural programs and activities take place in schools. Senior students dress up as teachers and take up their roles, giving out lectures and teaching the students of primary level. By doing so, the students get a hands-on experience and realize how it feels to be a teacher. In some schools feasts are arranged and in some reunions are organized between the old students and teachers. People call up their childhood teachers and let them know that they are still remembered, giving them immense happiness and appreciating them for all that they did for them.

Most students offer gifts like greeting cards, flowers, chocolates, pens, show pieces, books, etc. to their teachers on this special occasion. A gift reflects the love and respect for the teachers by their students. Each one of us has been a student at some point of our lives, therefore Teachers' Day should be celebrated by all of us and not just the teachers and students alone.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Jamshedi Noruz


Nowruz (Persian: نوروز‎, meaning "New Day") is the name of the Iranian New Year in the Solar Hijri calendar. Nowruz is also referred to as the Persian New Year.

Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday that is enjoyed by people of several different faiths. It originated in Persia in one of the capitals of the Achaemenid empire in Persis (Fars) in Iran and is also celebrated by the cultural region that came under Iranian influence or had migrations by Persians including Azerbaijan, the North Caucasus, Kurdish inhabited regions of eastern Turkey and Northern Iraq, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and other scattered populations in Central Asia.

Nowruz is partly rooted in the religious tradition of Zoroastrianism. Among other ideas, Zoroastrianism is the first monotheistic religion that emphasizes broad concepts such as the corresponding work of good and evil in the world, and the connection of humans to nature. Zoroastrian practices were dominant for much of the history of ancient Persia (centered in what is now Iran). Nowruz is believed to have been invented by Zoroaster himself, although there is no clear date of origin. Since the Achaemenid era the official year has begun with the New Day when the Sun leaves the zodiac of Pisces and enters the zodiacal sign of Aries, signifying the Spring Equinox. Nowruz is also a holy day for Sufi Muslims, Bektashis, Ismailis, Alawites, Alevis, Babis and adherents of the Bahá'í Faith.

Jamshedi Noruz is the conventional Iranian festival of the spring marking the start of the new year among the Iranians. Dedicated to fire, this is the seventh compulsory feast according to the Zoroastrian New Year celebration, occurring on the spring equinox. Jamshedi Noruz (Qadimi) generally happens on the 19th of July of every year. This noble festival has been celebrated widely especially in Iran, Iraq, India, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan for about 3,000 years. The rituals and traditions of the Zoroastrian religion are deeply embedded in the Iranian culture.


Zoroastrian calendars are mainly of three types:


1. The Fasli or Bastani Calendar

Fasli means seasonal and is also known as Bastani meaning traditional calendar.  The Fasli calendar connotes the thousand-year old Zoroastrian texts of the Bundahishn and the Dinkard, a method followed before the Arab invasion of Iran. This is one of the most important festival in the Zoroastrian calendar which commemorates the birthday of the Zoroaster. All the zoroastrians gather in several Fire temples for prayers during this joyous festival celebrating this gala event.

2. The Shenshai Calendar

Shenshai often called ‘Shahenshahi’ meaning imperial is another popular festival of the Zoroastrian calendar. This special day is celebrated world wide commemorating the advent of the Zoroastrian New Year. Parsis also call this calendar 'rasimi' meaning traditional or 'sharshar' of uncertain meaning.

3. The Qadimi Calendar

Qadimi was the name given to the calendar used by the Zoroastrians in Iran after the Arab invasion of Iran. Qadim is a Arabic word meaning 'old'. The Qadimi calendar was instituted in India by some Parsees of Surat in the mid 1700s in a wise attempt to reconcile the different calendars used by the Parsees and Iranian Zoroastrians.


Celebration of Jamshedi Noruz (Qadimi)


Jamshedi Noruz (Qadimi) is a Persian festival celebrated widely in India where people gets together to celebrate and enjoy the joviality of this wonderful festival. Nowruz, the Iranian and Zoroastrian New Year's day is celebrated widely through several rituals, traditions and events. Rich in symbolism this day is celebrated with huge pomp and show. The very essence of celebrating this noble festival gets completed through one's promise to become a better human being.

Delightful Gift Ideas On Jamshedi Noruz


Nowruz is celebrated by all the Zoroastrians residing in different parts of the world. Alike any other festival several mouth watering food items play a vital role in celebrating this divine festival of Jamshedi Noruz. Sweets and desserts are the most delectable part of their tasty meal. Send vivacious showpieces or home decor items to your loved ones on this auspicious occasion lending their home a new outlook.
Moreover enchanting gift vouchers from various apparel houses, jewellery shops or restaurants will work wonderfully impressing your loved ones on this festivity. Above all vibrant flower bouquets as a gift exhibit the innermost expression of your heart enunciating your message of love, care and fondness for your loved ones. Flowers can be send along with a yummilicious cake inducing fun and joy into your lovables life. Celebrate this initial day of the Zoroastrian calendar with your loved ones spreading immense fun and joy by fabricating an aura of love and togetherness.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

World Environment Day


World Environment Day

World Environment Day ('WED') is celebrated every year on June 5 to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

History


It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972[1] on the day that United Nations Conference on the Human Environment began. The first World Environment Day was celebrated in 1973. Since then it is hosted every year by a different city with a different theme.

World Environment Day falls in spring in the Northern Hemisphere and fall (rainy season) in the Southern Hemisphere, and midsummer in the Tropical regions.

"Stockholm was without a doubt the landmark event in the growth of international environmentalism", writes John McCormick in the book Reclaiming Paradise. "It was the first occasion on which the political, social and economic problems of the global environment were discussed at an intergovernmental forum with a view to actually taking corrective action."

Celebrity Endorsements

Media and celebrities have encouraged World Environment Day Celebrations by endorsing and taking part in it.United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) goodwill ambassadors including supermodel Gisele Bündchen are sending an SOS to the world to take action for World Environment Day 2014 by joining one of their teams to combat climate change. Their call to action, Message in the Bottle, asks individuals around the world to join one of the celebrities’ teams and make a difference by pledging to take action in support of World Environment Day, which culminates globally on 5 June 2014.

Media campaigns

Community Radio Stations (CRS) in all over Nepal Republic launches the Campaign. All the National Tv & Radio Breakings are replaced by Environment Slogans and Informations. Nepal Government launches various programs in collabration with UNESCO. It also sends the Gurkha Army out of barracks on the road to clean the environment and for afforestation programmes where all the media personalles also gathers giving the live coverage.

Zee News launched 'My Earth, My Duty’ campaign. This campaign has entered the Limca Book of Records for a novel effort: for planting more than 73 lakh (7,300,000) trees in one single day across 34 cities and 2.5 lakh (250,000) villages on 25 August 2010. NDTV launched "Greenathon" Campaign. This campaign was launched in the year 2008 and served as India’s first ever-nationwide campaign to save the environment.

Children's efforts

In Nepal Republic all the Students from Grade 1 to A level are compulsory to attend the afforestation programmes on their respective locality with the supervision of SOS Villages and Nepal Government. Many Arts and drawing competitions are held on environmental day and Nepal Government declares the Scholorship for 15 Students from every cities who have major contribu tion for the environment mainly selected from Madhesi, an backward Community in Nepal. In 2012, Project Earth, an Online Eco Platform teamed up with Rio+20 and Launched ' World Environment Day Global School Contest 2012 ' to promote awareness among today's youth. Every country had a winner. Project GreenOman,The winner from Oman, was an Eco organization founded by Hridith Sudev and is a full fledged kid's Eco Organization now.

Themes

2014 The 2014 theme for World Environment Day will focus on 'Small Islands and Climate Change', the official slogan for the year 2014 is 'Raise Your Voice Not The Sea Level.

Friday, April 18, 2014

World Heritage Day


World Heritage is the shared wealth of humankind. Protecting and preserving this valuable asset demands the collective efforts of the international community. This special day offers an opportunity to raise the public's awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as draw attention to its vulnerability.

On 18 April 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organised by ICOMOS in Tunisia, the holding of the "International Day for Monuments and Sites" to be celebrated simultaneously throughout the world was suggested. This project was approved by the Executive Committee who provided practical suggestions to the National Committees on how to organise this day.

The idea was also approved by the UNESCO General Conference who passed a resolution at its 22nd session in November 1983 recommending that Member States examine the possibility of declaring 18 April each year “International Monuments and Sites Day”. This has been traditionally called the World Heritage Day.

ICOMOS, the International Council for Monuments and Sites makes a number of suggestions on how to celebrate the World Heritage Day:


  1.     Visits to monuments and sites, and restoration works, possibly with free admission
  2.     Articles in newspapers and magazines, as well as television and radio broadcasts
  3.     Hanging banners in town squares or principal traffic arteries calling attention to the day and the preservation of cultural heritage
  4.     Inviting local and foreign experts and personalities for conferences and interviews
  5.     Organising discussions in cultural-centres, city halls, and other public spaces
  6.     Exhibitions (photos, paintings, etc)
  7.     Publication of books, post-cards, stamps, posters
  8.     Awarding prizes to organisations or persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the conservation and promotion of cultural heritage or produced an excellent publication on the subject.
  9.     Inaugurate a recently restored monument
  10.     Special awareness raising activities amongst school children and youth
  11.     Promotion of “twinning” opportunities between organizations, defining areas for co-operation; exchange of speakers; organisation of meetings and seminars, or the editing of joint publications.

Good Friday


Jesus taught peace in an age of violence. 
Jesus taught forgiveness in an age of victimization.
Jesus taught humility in an age of spiritual arrogance.
Jesus taught equality in an age of division.
Jesus taught love in a world of hatred. 

Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.

Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday (the day before the Sabbath) (John 19:42). The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model (consistent with Apostle Peter's reference to a "moon of blood" in Acts 2:20), points to Friday, 3 April AD 33.

Good Friday is a widely-instituted legal holiday in many national governments around the world, including in most Western countries as well as in 12 U.S. states. Some governments have laws prohibiting certain acts that are seen as contrasting the solemn nature of the day.

In the Roman Catholic Church


Day of Fasting

The Catholic Church treats Good Friday as a fast day, which in the Latin Rite of the Church is understood as having only one full meal (but smaller than a regular meal) and two collations (a smaller repast, two of which together do not equal one full meal) and on which the faithful abstain from eating meat. This is why many places have the typical 'Fish Friday'. In countries where Good Friday is not a day of rest from work, the afternoon liturgical service is usually put off until a few hours after the recommended time of 3 pm.

Services on the day

The Latin Rite has no celebration of Mass between the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday evening and the Easter Vigil unless a special exemption is granted for rare solemn or grave occasions by the Vatican or the local bishop. The only sacraments celebrated during this time are Baptism (for those in danger of death), Penance, and Anointing of the Sick. While there is no celebration of the Eucharist, it is distributed to the faithful only in the Service of the Passion of the Lord, but can also be taken at any hour to the sick who are unable to attend this service.[ During this period crosses, candlesticks, and altar cloths are removed from the altar which remains completely bare. It is also customary to empty the holy water fonts in preparation of the blessing of the water at the Easter Vigil. Traditionally, no bells are rung on Good Friday or Holy Saturday until the Easter Vigil.

The Celebration of the Passion of the Lord takes place in the afternoon, ideally at three o'clock, but for pastoral reasons a later hour may be chosen. The vestments used are red (more commonly) or black (more traditionally). Before 1970, vestments were black except for the Communion part of the rite when violet was used. Before 1955 black was used throughout.If a bishop or abbot celebrates, he wears a plain mitre (mitra simplex).

Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ

The Roman Catholic tradition includes specific prayers and devotions as acts of reparation for the sufferings and insults that Jesus suffered during his Passion on Good Friday. These Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ do not involve a petition for a living or deceased beneficiary, but aim to repair the sins against Jesus. Some such prayers are provided in the Raccolta Catholic prayer book (approved by a Decree of 1854, and published by the Holy See in 1898) which also includes prayers as Acts of Reparation to the Virgin Mary.

In his encyclical Miserentissimus Redemptor on reparations, Pope Pius XI called Acts of Reparation to Jesus Christ a duty for Catholics and referred to them as "some sort of compensation to be rendered for the injury" with respect to the sufferings of Jesus.

Pope John Paul II referred to Acts of Reparation as the "unceasing effort to stand beside the endless crosses on which the Son of God continues to be crucified".

Friday, March 7, 2014

Happy Women's Day



International Women's Day has been observed since in the early 1900's, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

1908

Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women's oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909

In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman's Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

1910

n 1910 a second International Conference of Working Women was held in Copenhagen. A woman named a Clara Zetkin (Leader of the 'Women's Office' for the Social Democratic Party in Germany) tabled the idea of an International Women's Day. She proposed that every year in every country there should be a celebration on the same day - a Women's Day - to press for their demands. The conference of over 100 women from 17 countries, representing unions, socialist parties, working women's clubs, and including the first three women elected to the Finnish parliament, greeted Zetkin's suggestion with unanimous approval and thus International Women's Day was the result.

1911

Following the decision agreed at Copenhagen in 1911, International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events. 1911 also saw women's 'Bread and Roses' campaign.

1913-1914

On the eve of World War I campaigning for peace, Russian women observed their first International Women's Day on the last Sunday in February 1913. In 1913 following discussions, International Women's Day was transferred to 8 March and this day has remained the global date for International Women's Day ever since. In 1914 further women across Europe held rallies to campaign against the war and to express women's solidarity.

1917

On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for "bread and peace" in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women's strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.

1918 - 1999

Since its birth in the socialist movement, International Women's Day has grown to become a global day of recognition and celebration across developed and developing countries alike. For decades, IWD has grown from strength to strength annually. For many years the United Nations has held an annual IWD conference to coordinate international efforts for women's rights and participation in social, political and economic processes. 1975 was designated as 'International Women's Year' by the United Nations. Women's organisations and governments around the world have also observed IWD annually on 8 March by holding large-scale events that honour women's advancement and while diligently reminding of the continued vigilance and action required to ensure that women's equality is gained and maintained in all aspects of life.

2000 and beyond

IWD is now an official holiday in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China (for women only), Cuba, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, Eritrea, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Madagascar (for women only), Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Nepal (for women only), Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia. The tradition sees men honoring their mothers, wives, girlfriends, colleagues, etc with flowers and small gifts. In some countries IWD has the equivalent status of Mother's Day where children give small presents to their mothers and grandmothers.

The new millennium has witnessed a significant change and attitudinal shift in both women's and society's thoughts about women's equality and emancipation. Many from a younger generation feel that 'all the battles have been won for women' while many feminists from the 1970's know only too well the longevity and ingrained complexity of patriarchy. With more women in the boardroom, greater equality in legislative rights, and an increased critical mass of women's visibility as impressive role models in every aspect of life, one could think that women have gained true equality. The unfortunate fact is that women are still not paid equally to that of their male counterparts, women still are not present in equal numbers in business or politics, and globally women's education, health and the violence against them is worse than that of men.
However, great improvements have been made. We do have female astronauts and prime ministers, school girls are welcomed into university, women can work and have a family, women have real choices. And so the tone and nature of IWD has, for the past few years, moved from being a reminder about the negatives to a celebration of the positives.

Google Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
Many global corporations have also started to more actively support IWD by running their own internal events and through supporting external ones. For example, on 8 March search engine and media giant Google some years even changes its logo on its global search pages. Year on year IWD is certainly increasing in status. The United States even designates the whole month of March as 'Women's History Month'.

So make a difference, think globally and act locally !! Make everyday International Women's Day. Do your bit to ensure that the future for girls is bright, equal, safe and rewarding.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Happy Hug Day


Hug day celebrated on every 12th February, you should hug your love personally, if possible. But if you are away from her, then send your love with these hug day SMS.

No matter where you are
I’ll always find my way to ?
Hug you tight and shower you with my kisses
I love only you!Wishing my dear a happy hug day.
What the heart gives away is never gone,
but kept in the hearts of others,
from dusk to dawn.
Hug Day you from the core of my heart.
After An Emotional Hug,
Girl whispers to Boy: If You Hug Me once More Like that,
I will be yours forever.
Boy: Thanks
FOR THE WARNING!
()__()
( . . ) BEAR
( ‘ ” ‘ ) HUG!!
(_)-(_)
Happy Hug Day to my dear girlfriend..
TaLk to me wHen i’m boReD,
kiSS me wHen i’m saD,
hug me wHen i cRy,
caRe for me wHen i diE,
loVe me When i’m sTill Alive.
Happy hug dAY……
Sending you a hug to ease your stress.
a kiss to make you smile and my heart to say,
I’m thinking of you. i miss you!!
Happy Hug day to u dear….
There is a warm hug where you are A shoulder I can lean on Tenderness, Warmth, Smile, Happiness In short, where you are there is Everything I can dream of… Wishing my sweety a beautiful and joyful hug day…..
I hide my tears when I say your name, but the pain in my heart is still the same. Although I Smile and Seem Carefree, There is no one Who misses you more than ME!Happy Hugs Day dear.
I’m sending you this hug…
IT’S FREE!
A special hug for you
FROM ME!
Happy Hug Day.
This hug will make you feel
SO GOOD!
Can you feel it?
I KNEW YOU COULD!
Best wishes to you on this hug day.
HERE IS A FREE HUG FOR YOU!
Keep it going by passing
this hug on to your friends.
Enjoyable Hug Day.
Your arms were always open when I needed a hug.
ur heart understood when I needed a friend.
ur gentle eyes were stern when I needed a lesson.
ur strength and love has guided me & gave me wings.
Wishing you a happy hug day………
Meaning of Hugs:-
H- appy feelings shared
U- niversally warm & fuzzy
G- reat 2 give & 2 receive
S- ure 2 make anyone’s day
I hope this
“HUG”.
Makes ur day brighter.
I Love you more today than I did yesterday,
But not as much as I will tomorrow.
HAPPY HUG DAY
Never wait until tomorrow to hug someone you could hug today,
Because when you give one, you get one right back your way.
God has gifted me these arms,
So that I can delightfully hug you and fill you up with charm Happy Hug Day.
If I had wings I would fly
To embrace you in a loving hug
So that problems just pass by
Happy Hug Day.
Hug is surely the best memory and the shortest distance which the friends share.Happy Hug Day Dear
We’ve known each other,
For a long long time,
But I never really noticed,
All the magic in your eyes,
I’ve been around you,
A thousand times before,
And you’ve always been a friend to me,
But now I’m wanting more..
I want a hug from you..
Happy Hug day
Hug is the loving gift that costs no money and can be distributed for free to make the love grow. Love you honey on the hug day.
During the lowest phase of your life a simple hug from that special someone can turn your tears to joy.Happy Hug Day.
When you Hug someone,
it’s nothing.
When someone Hug you,
it’s something.
When you love someone and they love you back,
it’s everything.’
Happy Hug Day………
I know You love gifts
I am sending you one that is huge ..
Its a hug from me to you!
Happy hug Day dear….
Worrying doesn’t reduce Yesterdays sorrow
But it empties today’s strength
So don’t worry Be happy and HUG the life with a smile.
If a hug represented how much I loved you, I would hold you in my arms forever.Wish you a happy hug day.
Some thing warm and cozy
Just for you because
I love you ..
I am sending u a hug dear
Never ask for a hug Just take it
Never ask Do You Love me Say I Love you
Never say I Can’t live without you
Say I live for you. you’ve been trained
Now go and FLIRT !
If you hesitate when I hold ur hand, i will let you go. If you run away when I give you a kiss, i will let you go. But once you let me give you a hug, just once… I will never let you go.
Just do me a favor,
Put ur left hand on ur right shoulder and
Ur right hand on ur left shoulder.
Guess what …
I just messaged you a hug.
Hug someone you love and tell how much you care because
When they are gone no matter how loud you shout and
Cry they won’t hear you anymore.
A sweet friend is like a pillow
When you are tired you sleep on it
When you are sad you drop tears on it
When you are angry you punch it
&
When you are happy you hug it.
A hug delights and warms and charms,
That must be why God gave us arms.
Close your eyes.hug the air.listen 2ur heart beat.i’m there in front of you,hugging you back,listening to our hearts beat as 1.
A hug is a great gift… One size fits all.
It can be given for any occasion
And it’s easy to exchange.
When my arms can’t reach people
Who are close to my heart,
I always hug them with my prayers.
May God grant you
What ur heart desires and keep you happy..
Sometimes a hug speaks volumes
When someone’s feeling low
And more then words are needed
To set a heart a glow.
My sweetest memory-UR message.
My biggest sadness-The distance
My biggest hope-i will HUG you soon
My strongest prayer relation continues forever.
In your arms I feel so great
The warmth
The love
Best place is in that state
Love me
Hold me
Kiss me
Hug me
1 2,
I Love You,
3 4
Love Me More,
5 6
Give Me Kiss,
7 8
Don’t Be Late,
9 10
Hug Me Then
Life is a bug at times
For those times and always
Here’s a HUG from
Me to say …
Don’t worry
Be happy on this Hug Day!
Tears can sometimes be more special than smiles….. For smiles can be given to any one but tears are only shed for people we Hug.
Since ur eyes are looking tired
Let ur eye lashes hug each other for few hours.
Happy Hug Day to my dear one.
You can’t wrap love in a box,
But you can wrap a person in a hug.
A hug charms,warms
And makes everyone happy.
That must be why God gave us arms.
So here is a hug for you.
Alone? I’ll be ur shadow.
Want to cry? Here’s my shoulder.
Need a hug? I’ll hold you tight.
Bcoz where ur strength ends,
My worth of being ur love begins.
Cutest proposal ever by a boy of 5th standard-
Boy- Do you hug ur teddy bear while sleeping at night??
Gal- Yes!
Boy- Can I replace it for the rest of ur life?? ;-)
Got a gift for you!
No cost!
No batteries required! Tax free,
Performs silently, extremely personal!
Fully returnable!
Its a hug from ME to You!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Happy Promise Day


Happy Promise Day will be celebrated on February 11 all over the world by lovers of the whole world. Promise Day is a special day for the promise to be with each other with your loved ones. Should be given the promise of a greeting card, so you are given messages promised today to greeting cards here. So, scroll down to get happy greetings on the promise of and SMS promised today.

Promise To Always Love You
Promise You My Love
Promise You My Life
Promise To Always Trust You….
I must have been born under a lucky star,
to find a friend as nice as you are.
I will follow the rainbow to the end ,
if you promise to remain my friend !!!

I Can Not Promise To Solve All Your Problems,
I Can Only Promise
That I Will Never Let You Face Them Alone,
Happy Promise Day!!!

I must have been born under a lucky star,
To find a friend as nice as u are.
I will follow the rainbow to the end,
If u promise to remain my friend
Happy Promise Day…

If At Any Time Life Is Like A Candle In The Wind,
Then I’ll Put My Hands Around You So That
All Burns Are Mine And All Light Is Yours.
It’s A Promise…

Happy Promise Day, Have Some Nice Wording
“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream,
So you shall become. Your vision is-
The promise of what you shall one day be,
Your ideal is the prophecy of what you Shall at last unveil”
Happy Promise Day

We met it was Luck!
We talked it was CHANCE!
We became friends it was DESTINY!
We are still friends it is FAITH!
We will always be friends its a PROMISE on this Promise DAY

I Want To Be The Greatest Of Me,
For This Is All I Can Do.
It Is My Wish That You Promise Me This,
You Be The Greatest Of You.
Happy Promise Day!!!

Ye Promise Hai Humara, Na Chhodenge Kabhi Saath Tumhara.
Jo Gaye Tum Hume Bhool Kar, Le Aayenge Pakad Kar Haath Tumhara.
HAPPY PROMISE DAY…

Propose Day Shayari:
tum se Kuch kehnay ko dil krta ha,
aur Jisay kehty huey darr lagta ha,
Aaaj Propose Day Hai….
Keh Hi Dalte Ha, Hum Tumhein…
Dil o Jaan se Zyada…Muhabbat Krte Hai..
Sandle na utaaareyo …
mazaak kar riyaa tha…

Dress code for Feb-14 Valentine Day:
Green For—-> Leave me Alone..
Red For—-> Going 2 Propose..
Pink For—-> Accepted Proposal..
Black For—-> Rejected Proposal..
White For—-> Already Booked..
Happy>
Propose>
Day Dear>>>

Wada Karte Hain Dosti Nibhayenge
Koshish Yahi Rahegi Tujhe Na Satyaenge
Zarurat Pade Toh Dil Se Pukarana
Mar Bhi Rahe Honge To Mohlat Lekar Aayenge!!

Propose Day Poems In Hindi
Tm mosam-mosam lgty ho,
jo pall-pall rang badallty ho,
Tm saawan-saawan lagtey ho,
jo saddiyon baad barastey ho,
Tm palll-palll mujsy larty ho,
par phir b achy lgty ho,
Baat tu hai sharmeeli see parrr,
kehny ko dil yeh chahata hai,
hum aaj tumhy ye kehty hain,
k tm jeevan-sapna lagty ho,
Happy propose day…

Wada Na Karo Agar Tum Nibha Na Sako,
Chaho Na Usko Jise Tum Pa Na Sako,
Dost To Duniya Me Bahot Hote Hai,
Par Ek Khas Rakho Jiske Bina Tum Muskura Na Sako
Promise Day Wishes To You!!!

Tum Udas Udas Se Lagte Ho,
Koi Tarkib Batao Manane Ki,
Promise Hai Tumse Main Jindgi Girvi Rakh Sakta Hu,
Tum Kimat Batao Muskurane Ki.


Happy Teddy Bear Day


Teddy day will be celebrated on every 10th Feb in all over the world by the lovers of whole world. Teddy day is special day to gift teddy bear to your loved ones. Teddy should be given with greeting cards, so teddy bear day messages for greetings cards are given here. So, scroll down to get happy teddy bear day greetings and teddy day's SMS messages.

A Cute Teddy Bear,
To My Cute Friend,
On A Cute Occasions,
Just To Say,
Happy Teddy Bear Day
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‘You are the twinkle of my eyes;
The smile on my lips;
The joy of my face;
Without you I am incomplete.
Happy Teddy Bear Day
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Anyone who has looked a teddy bear in the face,
will recognize the friendly twinkle in his knowing look.
Happy Teddy day.
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I am gifting you a sweet teddy bear.
It is indication to you that,
I can’t wait and I am ready,
To make you mine and just mine.
Now its depend on you,
Please make my life with sunshine.
I love you sweety.
Happy teddy day
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Teddy Bear Day Is A Day Of Love
It’s A Day When You Find Your True Love
A Day Of Hearts And Yummy Candies
A Day When Cupid Hits You With A Love Arrow
A Day When You Find Your Teddy Bear
Will You Be Mine?
Happy Teddy Bear day
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To My Cutest Cuddly Wife
Who Is Certainly My Life
This Teddy Bear Is A Sign
That You Will Be Forever Mine
happy teddy bear day’
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‘A sweet Teddy Bear,
To My sweet mate,
On A sweet events,
Just To Say,
Happy Teddy Bear Day’’
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‘I miss the laughs,
I used to get from you,
I miss the talks we used to have,
And above all, I just miss YOU!
Happy Teddy Bear Day’
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Teddy Day is Very Beautiful Day on this Day I Promise U that I Will be always With You…
My every breath is For You and Forever…
Happy Teddy Day
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Whenevr u c LOVE coming, WELCOME it,
open ur Arms,Embrace it & let it ENTER into U!
People will ask UR U in LOVE?
jst say-no,LOVE is in me!
Happy Teddy Bear day..
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Zindagi or Maut Ka Kis Ko Pata haii ??
Zindagi or Maut Ka Kis Ko Pata haii ??
Unexpected Chuttii Ka Apna hii Maza haii..
Wah Jee Wah!!
Kash Teddy Day Ki Bhi Chuttii Hua Karti…
Happy Teddy Day
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Ab ye din guzar bhi jaega mere yar.
Aur agar tum karte ho kisi se pyar,
Milega na esa mauka dusri bar.
Phir bahut pachhtaoge tum mere yar.
Isi liye salah hai tumhare liye,
Ki kar lo tum turant apne pyar ka izhar..Happy Teddy day
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Yu udaas kyu baithe ho ki fiza tmhe tang karti rahe.
Tumhare sath guzare hue lmho ki yad tang kart rahe.
Kbhi bhi kisi ko na lao dil ke itne paas.
Ki uske jane ke baad uski har ek ada tmhe tang karti rahe.
Wish you all a great teddy day
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Hmesa gusse ka meaning inkar nahi to hota,
Aur smile ka meaning ijhar-e-ishq to nahi hota.
Es duniyaa mai to yu he mil jate hai bahut se nazre.
Aur har nazar ka matlab ishq to nahi hota.
Wish you a very happy teddy day
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Tumse baate karne ko ji karta hai.
Jo tum baat na karo to bahut gam mujhe hota hai.
Kis trike se samjhau apne es nasamajh diL ko ki,
Tumse chahe baate kar lo jitni bhi utna kam hota hai.
Wish you a joyful teddy day sweetie..
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What’s missing in H__RT? EA or U?
Pick EA & you’ll get a heart!
If u pick U, you will get hurt!
I’d pick U coz it’s better to get hurt,
Than have a heart without U..
Happy Teddy Day
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If 10 people care 4 u, one of them is me, if 1 person cares 4 u that would be me again, if no 1 cares 4 u that means i m not in this world.
Happy Teddy day
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On this Teddy Bear Day I Tell U that
I love you now until I die.
For I must love because I live
And life in me is what you give.
Happy Teddy Day
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‘The Soft Cuddly Teddy Is There To Show
I Will Always Be There,
This You Should Know
Happy Teddy bear Day
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Any bedroom without a sweet teddy bear,
Is like a dull face without any smile.
So I am sending you teddy in this message.
Happy teddy day  my dear.
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‘It’s Teddy Bear Day,
and i’m thinking
of someone cute & huggable
who is you.
Happy Teddy Bear Day’
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Please love me and just love my dear teddy bear,
Please kiss me and just kiss me my dear teddy bear.
Please hug me and just hug me my teddy bear,
Happy teddy day  to all of you.
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48+2 Members Can Sit In A Bus
5+1 Can Sit In A Car
3+1 Can Sit In A Auto
1+1 Can Sit In A Bike
Only 1 Can Sit In My Heart
That’s ‘U’ My Dear Teddy Bear.
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To Be Always With You
A life with you,
I hope, I dream;
To be always with you,
how wonderful, it does seem
Happy Teddy Day
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Teri meri dosti ka afsana bhi hai
Is me pyar ka khazana bhi hai
Isliye chahte hain aapse Teddy Bear mangna
Or aaj to mangne ka bahana bhi hai
Happy Teddy Bear Day
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Oh My Cute and Beautiful Dear
You are my sweetest teddy bear
I Always Be in Your Near
Happy Teddy Bear
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‘Even If The Sun Refused To Shine
Even If Romance Ran Out Of Rhyme
You Would Still Have My Heart Until
The End Of Time You’re All
(”)…(”)
( ‘ o ‘ )
(”)–(”)
(””)-(””)
I Need, My Love
Happy Teddy Bear Day.
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A Quote For U. Life is too short.
Leave the past behind.
Let the future write itself.
And just live for today
Happy Teddy Bear my Dear..
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‘‘Let the world stop turning,
Let the sun stop burning,
Let them tell me love’s not worth going through.
If it all falls apart,
I will know deep in my heart,
The only dream that mattered had come true
…In this life I was loved by you.
Happy Teddy Bear Day’’
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A Teddy bear is a faithful friend
You can pick him up at either end.
His fur is the colour of breakfast toast,
And he’s always there when you need him most.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Chocolate Day


This is a chocolate message,
For a dairy milk person,
From a five star friend,
For a melody reason,
And a kitkat time,
On a munch day,
In a perk mood to say,
Happy Chocolate Day..
Life is like a chocolate box,
Each chocolate is like a portion of life,
Some are crunchy, some are nutty,
Some are soft, but all are DELICIOUS.
Happy Chocolate Day to my love one!
Today is chocolate day,
Dairy milk 4 love,
Perk for friends,
Kit Kat for best friends,
Polo for hatred,
And mentos for cool persons,
what do you choose 4 me
Best Wishes on Chocolate Day.
Lovely chocolate and Lovely u,
And Lovely are the things you do,
But the loveliest is the friendship of the two,
One is Me and Other is u!
“Happy chocolate day”
If u are a Teddy Bear u are the most huggable,
If u are a Star u are the Brightest,
and since u are my ?
Sweet Heart
“Happy chocolate day”
‘Anyone can catch one’s eye… but it takes a special someone, to capture your heart and soul and for me that special someone is YOU. Happy Chocolate Day.
U r unique
U r caring and
U r the Best.
And I am the luckiest to have You my Love!
Happy Chocolate Day
According to the valentine week myth, February 9 is called the Chocolate Day. If you believe in the week-long Valentine’s celebration, Feb 9 is the day to gift a box full of chocolates to your sweetheart.’My wishes on this chocolate day.
‘Chocolate is said to contain at least 300 natural chemical compounds, resulting in a complex range of tastes and odors that connect with the human brain as it runs over the taste buds of the tongue. The slowly released energy and feelings of fullness and satisfaction induced by its sugar and fat content, refuel the body’s energy levels and create feelings of well being.’Happy chocolate day.
‘Love is like a chewing gum,
it tastes only in the beginning!
But friendship is like chocolate,
it tastes till it ends!’
Happy Chocolate Day to my sweet heart.