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Nelson Mandela’s greatness came from the humanity that he radiated. Throughout everything, he remained his own man. Despite being one of the world’s most prominent statesmen, he retained his extraordinary humanity. International days are marked to educate the public on issues of concern, to address global problems and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. Each international day provides the community an opportunity to organize activities related to the theme and to create public awareness on the same. Organizations, governments, public and private sectors, schools, universities, and citizens make the international day a springboard for awareness-raising actions. In this article let us check on the observation of International Nelson Mandela Day 2023.
International Nelson Mandela Day 2023 – Tuesday, July 18
In this article readers can get a glimpse the following.
- History and Objective of International Nelson Mandela Day
- Mandela Day focus areas and goals 2019-2029
- How to observe International Nelson Mandela Day
- Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes
- About Nelson Mandela
- Nelson Mandela Quiz- test your knowledge
History and Objective of International Nelson Mandela Day 2023
Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly formally declared 18 July to be “Nelson Mandela International Day”. The first International Nelson Mandela Day was held in Newyork. On 27 April 2009, the 46664 concerts and the Nelson Mandela Foundation invited the global community to join them in support of an official Mandela Day.
The objective of observing 18 July every year as Nelson Mandela Day is to invite people to make a difference in their communities. Everyone has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better! Mandela Day is an occasion for all to take action and inspire change. Mandela Day is not meant as a public holiday, but as a day to honor the legacy of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s former President, and his values, through volunteering and community service. Mandela Day is a global call to action that celebrates the idea that each individual has the power to transform the world, the ability to make an impact.
Mandela Day Focus Areas and Goals 2019-2029
|Education & Literacy
|Food and Nutrition
Observation of International Nelson Mandela Day
Here are few activities that we can involve in make this earth a better place for all as that is the main objective of observation of International Nelson Mandela Day.
As Nelson Mandela said: It is in your hands to make of the world a better place. And so, every year on Mandela Day, people around the world should take action and inspire change by making a difference in their communities. In 2021, it will be the day we share the successes we have achieved and the lessons we have learned as we battle this pandemic, and its effect on those less fortunate than ourselves.
- Volunteer in helping others in your community. Nelson Mandela strongly advocated for helping each other. Get out in your community and lend a hand by devoting some time to volunteering.
- Donate for the betterment of others.
- Involve in charity drive.
- Involve in ensuring the rights of education to people in your community.
- Help out at the local animal shelter
- Donate a wheelchair to the hospital nearby
- Plant a tree and educate others on the importance of preserving the environment
- Make a new friend. Get to know someone from a different cultural background. Only through mutual understanding can we rid our communities of intolerance and xenophobia.
- Donate a book to the needy
- Help in the education of children
- Try to stop child abuse
- Many terminally ill people have no one to speak to. Take a little time to have a chat and bring some sunshine into their lives.
- Give awareness to the society. Involve many to join the community work.
- Join the Mandela Day Global Network. The Mandela Day Global Network is a community of organizations, government, corporates and individuals that partner with the Foundation to drive Mandela Day and pursue its objectives. It is a base for the strategic partnerships of organizations with common goals aimed at globally coordinating efforts, sharing information and linking the needs to resources.
- Contribute to the Each1Feed1 campaign, join a community initiative or start your own.
Nelson Mandela Day 2023 Quotes
In honor of Nelson Mandela’s birthday here is the list of fifteen of Inspirational Nelson Mandela quotes:
1. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”
2. “If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.”
3. “A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.”
4. “Lead from the back – and let others believe they are in front.”
5. “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
6. “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”
7. “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
8. “Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
9. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
10. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.”
11. “I never lose. I either win or learn.”
12. “As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”
13. “After climbing a great hill. One only finds that there are many more hills to climb.”
14. ” Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.”
15. “Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.”
Nelson Mandela Profile
- Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918.
- In 1963 Nelson Mandela was jailed for leading the liberation movement against apartheid.
- In 1990 Nelson Mandela leaves prison after 27 years.
- In 1994 nelson Mandela was elected as president of South Africa.
- He served as a president until 1999
- Nelson Mandela was one of South Africa’s first black lawyers.
- Nelson Mandela was also South Africa’s first black president.
- Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his influential work in ending apartheid.
- Nelson Mandela’s first name is actually Rolihlahla, but was nicknamed Nelson by one of his school teachers.
- Many South Africans referred to Mandela as “Madiba” — which is a title of respect.
Nelson Mandela Day 2023 Quiz
1. Which year Nelson Mandela collect Nobel Peace prize?
2. Which government was the first to bring the issue of racial discrimination in South Africa to the attention of the United Nations?
- United States
- South Africa
3. Which event is the basis for the annual commemoration of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on 21 March?
4. Nelson Mandela was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 together with which other South African?
- Desmond Tutu
- FW de Klerk
- Thabo Mbeki
5. Which international treaty entered into force in 1988, in an effort to apply pressure on the South African government to bring an end to apartheid?
6. After South Africa’s first multi-racial elections in April 1994, who said: “Today, South Africa regains its rightful place in Africa, in the United Nations and in the family of nations”?
- UN Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali
- Newly elected President Nelson Mandela
- U2 lead singer Bono
7. Nelson was incarcerated in which prison?
- Richer’s Island
- Robbin Island
8. According to Mandela, what was the greatest wealth of Nation?
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