International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8, recognizing and appreciating women’s political, economic and social achievements over the decades. Woman’s Day was first observed in 1909 in the United States and it is only in 1977 that the United Nations officially declared International Women’s Day celebration on March 8. An event which started as a political affair has evolved over the years. “Empowering Women is Empowering Humanity.” On this occasion, we should endeavor building a better world where men and women live harmoniously, free of violence and discrimination.” Theme for International Womens Day 2019 is “Think equal, build smart and innovate for change.”
On 20th December 2013, at 68th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim 3th March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, which was proposed by Thailand, To Celebrate and Raise Awareness of the World’s Wild Fauna and Flora.
Wildlife is a precious gift of God to this planet. Wildlife plays a major important role in balancing the environment. Wild life also provides stability to different kind of natural processes of nature. The importance of wildlife to this planet earth is for their medicinal values, to keep the healthy environment, they’re very Ecologically Important, for Economic Importance, Investigatory Importance, Conservation of Biological Diversities, Recreation, For Socio- Cultural Importance and Importance in Agriculture etc. Theme of World Wildlife Day 2019 is ‘Life below water: for people and planet’ which focuses on marine species, and will be an opportunity to highlight the critical issues and values of marine wildlife to our everyday lives. The occasion will also celebrate successful initiatives to conserve and sustainably manage these species, and to scale up support for future initiatives.
“World Wetlands Day” occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the “Ramsar Convention” on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. World Wetlands Day is raised to spread awareness about the value of Wetlands for humanity and the planet. Theme for World Wetlands Day 2019 is “Wetlands and Climate Change”
Wetlands are a critical part of our natural environment. They protect our shores from wave action, reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and improve water quality. They provide habitat for animals and plants and many contain a wide diversity of life, supporting plants and animals that are found nowhere else.
Wetlands provide an important range of environmental, social and economic services. Many wetlands are areas of great natural beauty and many are important to Aboriginal people.
Wetlands also provide important benefits for industry. For example, they form nurseries for fish and other freshwater and marine life and are critical to countries commercial and recreational fishing industries.
Wetlands are the vital link between land and water.
So, it is very important to protect wetlands for the sustainable development of nature, humanity and planet.
Girl- Existence of “She” is the base of beautiful life!
Girl plays variety of significant roles in our society from their birth till the end of life. Girl are considered as the Goddess (Saraswati, Mahalaxmi and Kalika) in the Indian society from the ancient time, but even after playing her all the roles and the entire job timely in efficient manner in the modern society, she is weak because men are still strongest gender of the society. It’s a saying that “If you educate a boy; you’ll educate a boy, but if you educate a girl, you educate a generation.” It is very true because, if a boy is getting educated and empowered, only he can be benefitted however if a girl is getting educated and empowered, whole family and society can be benefitted. In recent times, Girls are setting up their own goals in each and every career head to head with Boys. Still nothing goes right and even after lots of awareness programs, rules and regulations in the society by the Government, Her life is more complicated than a Boy. She has to take care of herself and family members as daughter, granddaughter, sister, daughter-in-law, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, etc. By following such a big responsibility in the family, they are fully able to come out and do job for bright future of own, family and country. Therefore, it is very important to change the mindset of the people rather than making changes in the rules and regulations. We’re celebrating “National Girl Child Day” today and should think of it before going ahead. Lastly, I’ll conclude saying that “Girls are real architects of Society.”
“Life loses half its interest if there is no struggle- if there are no risks to be taken.”
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose inspired and bought millions of youngsters into the freedom struggle during India’s Independence through his “Azad Hind Sena” saying “Give Me Blood and I’ll give You Freedom” and then setting up the milestone of “Indian National Army” leading from the front as “Netaji” and will always be the same in the hearts of Indians forever! Jai Hind!
Road safety is very important while being on the road and should know by all because road accidents are the leading cause of death. Everyone should learn the road traffic and safety rules at a very early age to perform safer behaviors in the later life. According to the reports, road accidents accounted for 4, 64,674 accidents which caused 1, 48,707 traffic-related deaths in India till date. Please remember that “Anyone driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac.”
Following are the road safety rules that should be followed:
Everyone going on the road (especially drivers) must be to the left and let other vehicles pass on the opposite direction to pass.
Drivers should be in slow speed while bending or turning on the roads.
Take extra precaution while going on the over-crowded roads and road junctions.
Bikers or people using two wheel vehicles must wear helmets of superior quality otherwise they should never go on the road without helmet.
Speeds of the vehicles should be within the speed limit and slow especially in the areas of school, hospital, colony, etc.
Every vehicle on the road should maintain the right distance among them to avoid collisions and accidents.
Everyone using road should be well aware of the road signs and must follow rules.
All the road safety rules and regulations must be in mind while traveling.
Remember one thing, “Rules are to be followed, not to be broken.” Lastly, I’ll conclude saying that, “Road safety is a state of mind and accident is an absence of mind.”
“Army Day” is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s taking over as the First Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. On the occasion of Indian Army Day, Let us thank the Indian Army to their dedication and protection!
Makar Sankranti is celebrated across the country in different ways and cultural significance. It is celebrated to welcome the season of harvest. “Makar Sankranti” is considered as the first festival which falls in new year. It is celebrated as following in different parts of India. Delhi and Haryana- “Makar Sankranti” is celebrated as main festival of the year in these parts of the country. Punjab- “Makar Sankranti” is celebrated as “Magli” Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh- It is celebrated with special Rajasthan delicacies and sweets called as “Sankranti Bhoj” Tamil Nadu- In the states of Tamil Nadu, Day 1 is celebrated as “Bhogi Pandigai”, Day 2 is celebrated as “Thai Pongal”, Day 3 is celebrated as “Maattu Pongal” and Day 4 is “Kaanum Pongal” Assam- It is celebrated as “Bhogali Bihu” as harvest festival in Assam Maharashtra- In Maharashtra, It is celebrated as “मकर संक्रांती” where people exchange multicolored halwa, til-gul laadoo etc. Kite flying festival is also celebrated with joy in various parts of Maharashtra. Goa- Goa celebrated same as Maharashtra and Gujarat but womens there celebrate Makar Sankranti as “Jaldi Kumkum” Gujarat- Uttarayan, Makar Sankranti festival in Gujarat. Kite festivals is the main attraction in Gujarat with sweet delicacies and exchange gifts with family and friends. Himachal Pradesh- It is celebrated as “Megha Saaji” as Makar Sankranti. Uttarakhand- Celebrated as “Ghughuti” as Makar Sankranti. Odisha- Makar Sankranti is celebrated by making “Makara Chaula” in the various parts of the state with joy and festival of new harvest of the paddy yields. West Bengal- It is celebrated as “Paush Sankranti” Bihar and Jharkhand- It is celebrated as “Khichdi” Karnataka- In Karnataka, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as “Suggi” or harvest festival of farmers of Karnataka. Kearala- In Kerala, Makar Sankranti is celebrated as “Makara Jyothi”at Sabrimala followed by Makaravilakku. It doesn’t matter whether “Makar Sankranti” is celebrated by different names or by following different traditional rituals what matters is that the whole Nation celebrates the first festival of New Year in India with happiness and togetherness.