WORLD FOOD SAFETY DAY

Theme for 2021:  ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’

https://www.un.org/en/observances/food-safety-day

https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-food-safety-day/2021

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INTROSPECTION – III

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WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

Theme for 2021: “Ecosystem Restoration”

Sand art by Sudarsan Pattnaik

https://www.un.org/en/observances/environment-day

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GOOD HABITS FOR BETTER PRODUCTIVITY

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NOBLE THOUGHTS # 54

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WORLD BICYCLE DAY

In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day. The resolution for World Bicycle Day recognizes “the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle, which has been in use for two centuries, and that it is a simple, affordable, reliable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transport.”

World Bicycle Day is a special day meant to be enjoyed by all people regardless of any characteristic. The bicycle as a symbol of human progress and advancement “[promotes] tolerance, mutual understanding and respect and [facilitates] social inclusion and a culture of peace.” The bicycle further is a “symbol of sustainable transport and conveys a positive message to foster sustainable consumption and production, and has a positive impact on climate.”

Professor Leszek Sibilski, Polish social scientist working in the United States, led a grassroots campaign with his sociology class to promote a UN Resolution for World Bicycle Day, eventually gaining the support of Turkmenistan and 56 other countries. The original UN Blue and White #June3WorldBicycleDay logo was designed by Isaac Feld and the accompanying animation was done by Professor John E. Swanson. It depicts bicyclists of various types riding around the globe. At the bottom of the logo is the hashtag #June3WorldBicycleDay. The main message is to show that the bicycle belongs to and serves all of humanity.

World Bicycle Day is now being associated with promoting a healthy lifestyle for those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

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FLOWERS ~ 20

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GLOBAL DAY OF PARENTS

In 2012, the General Assembly proclaimed 1 June as the Global Day of Parents, to be observed annually in honour of parents throughout the world.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/parents-day

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POSITIVE VIVES # 29

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WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on 31 May. This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what the World Health Organization (WHO) is doing to fight against the use of tobacco, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.

Theme for 2021: “Commit to Quit”

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INTROSPECTION – II

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REMEMBERING SUNDERLAL BAHUGUNA

Sunderlal Bahuguna (9 January 1927 – 21 May 2021) was an Indian environmentalist and Chipko movement leader. The idea of the Chipko movement was his wife’s. He fought for the preservation of forests in the Himalayas, first as a member of the Chipko movement in the 1970s, and later spearheaded the anti-Tehri Dam movement from the 1980s to early 2004. He was one of the early environmentalists of India, and later he and others associated with the Chipko movement started taking up wider environmental issues, such as being opposed to large dams.

Sunderlal Bahuguna was born in the village Maroda near Tehri, Uttarakhand, on 9 January 1927. Early on, he fought against untouchability and later started organising hill women in his anti-liquor drive from 1965 to 1970. He started social activities at the age of thirteen, under the guidance of Shri Dev Suman, who was a nationalist spreading a message of non-violence, and he was with the Congress Party of Uttar Pradesh at the time of Independence. Bahuguna also mobilised people against colonial rule before 1947. He adopted Gandhian principles in his life and married his wife Vimla with the condition that they would live among rural people and establish ashram in village. Inspired by Gandhi, he walked through Himalayan forests and hills, covering more than 4,700 kilometres on foot and observed the damage done by mega developmental projects on the fragile eco-system of the Himalayas and subsequent degradation of social life in villages.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS

https://www.un.org/en/observances/peacekeepers-day

The “International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers”, May 29, is “an international day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honour the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.”

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HOW TO ATTAIN PEACE

GITA WISDOM # 65
Chapter 14 verse 20

गुणानेतानतीत्य त्रीन्देही देहसमुद्भवान्‌।
जन्ममृत्युजरादुःखैर्विमुक्तोऽमृतमश्नुते॥

He, who transcends the three-fold human attributes – of piety, greed and lethargy – is relieved of all agonies and achieves eternal peace. (14.20)

यह पुरुष शरीर की (बुद्धि, अहंकार और मन तथा पाँच ज्ञानेन्द्रियाँ, पाँच कर्मेन्द्रियाँ, पाँच भूत, पाँच इन्द्रियों के विषय- इस प्रकार इन तेईस तत्त्वों का पिण्ड रूप यह स्थूल शरीर प्रकृति से उत्पन्न होने वाले गुणों का ही कार्य है, इसलिए इन तीनों गुणों को इसी की उत्पत्ति का कारण कहा है) उत्पत्ति के कारणरूप इन तीनों गुणों को उल्लंघन करके जन्म, मृत्यु, वृद्धावस्था और सब प्रकार के दुःखों से मुक्त हुआ परमानन्द को प्राप्त होता है ॥20॥

He, who transcends the three-fold human attributes – of piety, greed and lethargy – is relieved of all agonies and achieves eternal peace. (14.20)

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NATURE TRAILS # 18

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