International Day of Nonviolence 2021

MK Gandhi

The International Day of Nonviolence is marked every year on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the prominent faces of the Indian freedom struggle and the pioneer of the nonviolent philosophy and approach. As we mark the International Day of Non-violence, proposed by the United Nations in 2007, we remember the Indian freedom fighter born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The International Day of Non-Violence honours how Gandhi’s practise and legacy has influenced global, non-violent protests.

Gandhi popularised the renowned Sanskrit adage ‘Ahimsa Paramo Dharma,’ which loosely translates to ‘non-violence is the highest moral value.’

The International Day of Nonviolence was first commemorated in 2007, when the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution on June 15, 2007, declaring that this day provides an opportunity to “disseminate the message of nonviolence, particularly via education and public awareness.”

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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Reducing food losses and waste is essential in a world where the number of people affected by hunger has been slowly on the rise since 2014, and tons and tons of edible food are lost and/or wasted every day.

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is an opportunity to call to action both the public (national or local authorities) and the private sector (businesses and individuals), to prioritise actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems.

Read more and discover what you can do. Take action, start something. Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet.

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International Day of Peace – Peace Day Live event

 International Day of Peace - Peace Day Live eventThe United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet gave one statement to youth at a live event observing International Day of Peace, 21 September 2021. Michelle Bachelet told, In schools, in workplaces, in elections, in our neighbourhoods – in every context, we can work to uphold the human rights of everyone around us. Thank you for doing that work.

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2021 International Day of Peace

2021 International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

The pandemic is known for hitting the underprivileged and marginalized groups the hardest. By April 2021, over 687 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 100 countries have not received a single dose. People caught in conflict are especially vulnerable in terms of lack of access to healthcare.

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The ozone layer hole  2021September 16 is International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. The ozone layer hole has grown considerably in the past week after an average start. This year, in the space of one week, the Ozone Layer has grown larger than the Antarctic.

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September 7: World Clean Air Day

September 7: World Clean Air DaySeptember 7 is World Day of Clean Air. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Heat: Planet induced and Human induced

all our futures

At the present time, we have four planets in Leo, and Sun will join shortly. Venus will move to a much cooler environment in Virgo. As a sign that matters are heating up, the United Nations Climate Change working party have released their latest report, telling that humanity has to take action on climate change. We look to the planets.

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International Day of Human Trafficking

Care against human trafficking
Every year, 30 July is the UN International Day of Human Trafficking. A network of Catholic nuns and their collaborators have launched a world-wide campaign to take on the $150-billion second criminal human trafficking industry.

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International Yoga Day

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International Yoga Day is celebrated worldwide on 20 June of each year. Yoga is an ancient tradition which has many applications. Individuals practice yoga all over the world, and gain benefit the asana poses and excercises bestow. Other forms of yoga still the mind within, and grant inner peace and stillness. The United Nations proclaimed International Day of Yoga in 2014. The day is growing in popularity each year. This year, due Covid-19 and social distancing in various nations, there may be some restrictions on mass public yoga events.

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World Oceans Day, 2021

World Oceans Day, 2021

The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods” is the theme for World Oceans Day 2021, as well as a declaration of intentions that launches a decade of challenges to get the Sustainable Development Goal 14, “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources”, by 2030. The ocean covers over 70% of the planet. It is our life source, supporting humanity’s sustenance and that of every other organism on earth.

The ocean produces at least 50% of the planet’s oxygen, it is home to most of earth’s biodiversity, and is the main source of protein for more than a billion people around the world. Not to mention, the ocean is key to our economy with an estimated 40 million people being employed by ocean-based industries by 2030.

Even though all its benefits, the ocean is now in need of support.

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Global Day of Parents

Global Day of Parents

Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognises that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children. For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding. Sri Sathya Sai Baba says that parents are “pay-rents” and that we should pay the rent of respect to our parents.

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Vesak Day

Buddha idolBuddhists all over the world will celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha today, May 26, a day that is also a public holiday in many south asian nations. However, Vesak Day this year will be a lot more muted once again considering the rise in community Covid-19 cases in these countries. Many public places, including places of worship, have had to stop in-person events and reduce their occupancies significantly. This means that many of the rituals, processions and temple visits that normally happen on Vesak Day will not be able to go on as planned. Despite the changes, Vesak Day is still an incredibly special day for Buddhists.

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World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and DevelopmentMay 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. Covid-19 had had significant impact on Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development. We look to the origin of this day, and what Sri Sathya Sai Baba tells about culture.

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International Day of Light

International Day of LightThe International Day of Light is be held on May 16th every year, the anniversary of the first successful operation of the laser in 1960 by physicist and engineer, Theodore Maiman. The laser is a perfect example of how a scientific discovery can yield revolutionary benefits to society in communications, healthcare and many other fields. The International Day of Light is not just about lasers and science. It also includes aspects of art, culture, entertainment – everywhere light is present in fact!

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International Day of Conscience

International Day of ConscienceApril 5 is celebrated all around the world as International Day of Conscience. Declared by the United Nations, this day is observed in order to self-reflect on our life and try and do the right things all the time. The purpose behind this was simple. People’s conscience helps to act upon certain situations in the best way possible. it also empowers to do better in society.

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