WORLD MUSIC DAY

The Fête de la musique, also known in English as Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration that takes place on 21 June. On Music Day the citizens of a city or country are allowed and urged to play music outside in their neighbourhoods or in public spacesContinue reading “WORLD MUSIC DAY”

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA

The International Day of Yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address in 2014, had suggested the date of 21stContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA”

FATHER’S DAY

Father’s Day is a holiday of honouring fatherhood and paternal bonds, as well as the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on 19 March as Saint Joseph’s Day since the Middle Ages. In the United States, Father’s Day was founded by Sonora Smart Dodd, and celebrated onContinue reading “FATHER’S DAY”

AUTISTIC PRIDE DAY

Autistic Pride Day is a pride celebration for autistic people held on June 18 each year. Autistic pride recognises the importance of pride for autistic people and its role in bringing about positive changes in the broader society. Although Autistic Pride Day is June 18, pride events are often held on the weekend of thatContinue reading “AUTISTIC PRIDE DAY”

PICNIC DAY

June 18th every year is International Picnic Day. The origins of this event are unknown, but it doesn’t dampen its popularity with many countries across the globe celebrating this event. Although this is more of a fun event rather than your typical fundraising awareness day, it doesn’t make it any less worthwhile to celebrate asContinue reading “PICNIC DAY”

RAJA FESTIVAL

Raja (Odia: ରଜ) or Raja Parba (Odia: ରଜ ପର୍ବ) or Mithuna Sankranti is a three-day-long festival of womanhood celebrated in Odisha, India. The second day of the festival signifies beginning of the solar month of Mithuna from, which the season of rains starts. It is believed that the mother Goddess Earth or the divine wifeContinue reading “RAJA FESTIVAL”

HOW TO TRANSCEND THE HUMAN ATTRIBUTE – “BONDAGE”

GITA WISDOM # 66 Chapter 14 verse 25 मानापमानयोस्तुल्यस्तुल्यो मित्रारिपक्षयोः।सर्वारम्भपरित्यागी गुणातीतः सा उच्यते॥ जो मान और अपमान में सम है, मित्र और वैरी के पक्ष में भी सम है एवं सम्पूर्ण आरम्भों में कर्तापन के अभिमान से रहित है, वह पुरुष गुणातीत कहा जाता है ॥25॥ The path to cross the human bondage involves twoContinue reading “HOW TO TRANSCEND THE HUMAN ATTRIBUTE – “BONDAGE””

WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR

Theme for 2021 – “Act Now: End Child Labour “ https://www.un.org/en/observances/world-day-against-child-labour The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138 on the minimum age for employment andContinue reading “WORLD DAY AGAINST CHILD LABOUR”

REMEMBERING MANOJ DAS

http://worldofmanojdas.in/ Manoj Das (27 February 1934 – 27 April 2021) was an Indian author who wrote in Odia and English. In 2000, Manoj Das was awarded the Saraswati Samman. He was awarded Padma Shri in 2001, the fourth-highest Civilian Award in India, Padma Bhusan in 2020, the third highest Civilian Award in India for hisContinue reading “REMEMBERING MANOJ DAS”