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The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.

The International Day of Charity was conceived as a Hungarian civil society initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011, to enhance visibility, organize special events, and in this way to increase solidarity, social responsibility and public support for charity.

September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa at Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”

On 17 December 2012, in response to a proposal by Hungary, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution by consensus to designate 5 September as the International Day of Charity. The resolution was co-sponsored by 44 UN Member States  representing all five Regional Groups of the United Nations.

In its resolution, the General Assembly invited Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, stakeholders, as well as NGOs of the civil society, to commemorate the International Day of Charity in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.



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Teachers’ Day is a special day 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 idea of celebrating Teachers’ Day took root in many countries during the 19th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educator or an important milestone in education. This is the primary reason why countries celebrate this day on different dates, unlike many other International Days.

In India the birthday of our second president Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 September) is celebrated as Teachers’ Day since 1962.

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मोबाइल ने क्या छीना..

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उदारीकरण के बाद मोबाइल का प्रचलन एक चमत्कार से कम न था एक समय था मोबाइल भीड़ में बज जाये लोग देखने लगते थे। मोबाइल अच्छी स्टेटस का प्रतीक था। वैसे देखा जाय तो पहले से फोन था किंतु सबसे बड़ा परिवर्तन मोबाइल लेकर आया।

मोबाइल के प्रचलन से अन्तर्देशी,चिट्ठी (पत्र या पाती),टार्च,घड़ी,रेडियों, कैल्कुलेटर,कैंपस के साथ दो लोगों के बीच के इंतजार को खत्म कर दिया । किसी को कुछ सामान किसी माध्यम से पहुँचाना होता तो लोग बता देते फला ट्रेन से इस नाम के व्यक्ति जा रहे है इस कलर का कपड़ा पहने है आप उनसे स्टेशन पर इस जगह मिल लेना।

मोबाइल ने सम्बन्धों में खलल डाल दिया है। आप को लगेगा कि कैसे देखिये मनुष्य में क्रोध और राग दोनों है । मान लीजिए दो लोगों किसी बात पर अनबन हो गयी या किसी बात से नाराज है एक काल करके गुस्सा करने से सम्बन्ध खत्म।

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World Coconut Day is observed on September 2 annually to commemorate the formation of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). On this day, the world promotes one of nature’s healthiest foods – coconuts and its uses.

Theme of World Coconut Day 2021: “Building a Safe Inclusive Resilient and Sustainable Coconut Community Amid COVID-19 Pandemic & Beyond”.

The first World Coconut Day was celebrated in 2009.



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In the preceding post, we brought in focus the fact that the first step in the process of evolution is the act of creation of information, followed by the emergence of energy and matter. Their interaction creates the Cosmic Mind and the Cosmic Consciousness, which also comprises such other subsets as a human consciousness, or an animal’s consciousness, and the like.

Having explored different facets of Consciousness, we realize how woefully short our present methods of running businesses are when compared to the ideal situation we at the Conscious Enterprises Network (CEN) are aiming for.

Admittedly, there are silver linings to this dark cloud. These are in the form of several individuals and groups of people who are aware of this deficiency and wish to do something about it. Right from environmental activists to business groups which follow Plan B and aim for a triple-bottom surplus from operations, there are…

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World Letter Writing Day was established by Richard Simpkin as a tribute to the joy and excitement he felt when a hand-written letter would arrive in his mailbox.

Letter Writing Day is all about paying tribute to the age-old form of communication; letter writing. Letter Writing Day presents you with a great opportunity to reconnect with people that you may not have spoken to for quite some time now. It also helps you to think before you write.



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Krishna Janmashtami, also known simply as Janmashtami or Gokulashtami, is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is observed according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the Krishna Paksha (dark fortnight) in Bhadrapada, which overlaps with August or September of the Gregorian calendar.

It is an important festival, particularly in the Vaishnavism tradition of Hinduism. Dance-drama enactments of the life of Krishna according to the Bhagavata Purana (such as Rasa Lila or Krishna Lila), devotional singing through the midnight when Krishna was born, fasting (upavasa), a night vigil (Ratri Jagaran), and a festival (Mahotsav) on the following day are a part of the Janmashtami celebrations.

It is celebrated particularly in Mathura and Vrindavan, along with major Vaishnava and non-sectarian communities found in Manipur, Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and all the other states of India.

Krishna Janmashtami is followed by the festival Nandotsav, which celebrates the occasion when Nanda Baba distributed gifts to the community in honor of the birth.



National Sports Day is a public holiday celebrated in various countries to honour the national sports teams and sport it ions of those countries. On this day people from different age groups take a part in sports like kabaddi, marathon, basketball, hockey etc.

The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, on the birth anniversary of hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. This day marks the birthday of Major Dhyan Chand Singh, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936. He scored 570 goals in his career, from 1926 to 1949 (according to his autobiography, ‘Goals’).

After putting his stamp on international hockey arena, and having served his country to reach its pinnacles of glory multiple times. He was a legendary figure in the Indian and world hockey. The most noted memorials for him were the Major Dhyan Chand Award ,the highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games in India, and the National Sports Day celebrations on his birthday. Major Dhyan chand learnt the game of hockey from his coach Pankaj Gupta. There is no one who has reached his level in hockey. The birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand is on 29 August 1905.

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A great thing can only be done by a great person; and they do it without effort. “John Ruskin”

  1. Treat everyone with compassion and kindness
  2. Treat everyone as valuable
  3. Be interested in others (not just yourself)
  4. Look for, and comment on, the best in other people
  5. Be there for your friends when they’re going through tough times.
    He/She is a giver, and not a taker. A forgiver and not a resentment holder. A peacemaker and not a fighter
  6. Think of little things that could make another’s day
  7. Motivate others to be all that they can be.
  8. A great person has dreams and goals and never let’s other people’s negativity get in their way of pursuing them.

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Chapter 3 Verse 17

( ज्ञानवान और भगवान के लिए भी लोकसंग्रहार्थ कर्मों की आवश्यकता )

यस्त्वात्मरतिरेव स्यादात्मतृप्तश्च मानवः।
आत्मन्येव च सन्तुष्टस्तस्य कार्यं न विद्यते॥

A person who finds fulfillment and satisfaction within the realm of his inner self and can feel a sense of joy in it, does not require the support of external activities or rewards to locate it. (3.17)

परन्तु जो मनुष्य आत्मा में ही रमण करने वाला और आत्मा में ही तृप्त तथा आत्मा में ही सन्तुष्ट हो, उसके लिए कोई कर्तव्य नहीं है ॥17॥

A person who finds fulfillment and satisfaction within the realm of his inner self and can feel a sense of joy in it, does not require the support of external activities or rewards to locate it. (3.17)

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We celebrate ‘Raksha Bandhan’ every year. The ritual is observed on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravan’. This day is also known as ‘Rakhi Poornima’ or ‘Shravan Poornima’. The word ‘poornima’ means a full moon night. This day has a great significance on everybody’s life. Let’s revisit our history and mythology once more.


Like all Indian festivals, this too has a myriad of stories and legends regarding its origin. Some of these stories can be traced back to Indian mythology and even the puranic times. Raksha Bandhan is also referred to in the epic tale of Mahabharata when Lord Krishna advised Yudhishthir to perform the ceremony to protect himself and his people from war. Kunti (the mother of Pandavas) tied a rakhi to her grandson Abhimanyu and Draupadi tied a rakhi on the wrist of Lord Krishna.

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Onam is an annual harvest festival celebrated in the Indian state of Kerala. A major annual event for Keralites, it is the official festival of the state and includes a spectrum of cultural events. Drawing from Hindu mythology, Onam commemorates King Mahabali.

Within the textual tradition (prim. Mahabharata), Mahabali is noted to be an Asura, who found liberation at the feet of Vishnu through charity and religious rectitude. However, there are other interpretations of the same myth-cycle. One version, situated within the Bali tradition, celebrates him as a lower-caste Dravidian who challenged Brahminic hegemony. In the state-sanctioned celebrations, Mahabali is portrayed as a cultural hero: a just and benevolent ruler, he chose to even give up his rule/life for protecting his subjects, and was allowed by Vamana to return once a year.

The festival probably has ancient origins and it became intricately linked with Hindu legends at some later date. The earliest known reference is found in Maturaikkāñci – a Sangam poem – which mentions Onam being celebrated in Madurai temples. Since then, multiple temple inscriptions record celebrations of Onam. The date is based on the Panchangam which falls on the 22nd nakshatra Thiruvonam in the month Chingam of Malayalam calendar, which in Gregorian calendar falls between August–September.

In a neo-liberal India, the festival has been increasingly re-positioned as a tourist event. It has also been subject to multiple political appropriations — Ritty A. Lukose notes that a festival which has been culturally inclusive within the “secular lexicon” of Hinduism is being increasingly turned into an event of exclusivism by Hindu Nationalists.

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