Sunday, 15 May 2016

International Day of Families  15 May

A good husband is God’s gift 
A good wife is more than God’s gift
Good and Happy Children are their parent’s gift
All  good build an university of  an ideal perspective Road of Progress
To achieve the eternal road of  Happiness and tranquillity.

Families are microscopic form of a nation.
If the familes are happy, then a nation will be happy and peaceful.
The last generation of families of our nation were poor but happy
They lived peaceful with unity among diversity with less wants and amenities.
They were blessed with natural water, pure air,organic food  and enjoyed the serene nature and lived healthy also.
The present generation is living with many adversaries and social pressures.
From birth to Death every thing becomes a commodity and marketing including education.The egalitarian society transformed into a business class.
They have to spend lot to maintain minimum standard of living and health services but sources of employment are very less or less paid.
Once employed permanent people are replaced by contract   labourers (Hire and Fire) without EPF,ESI and job security. No Government Pension for employed from 1.1.2004 except their savings and Govt.contribution.
Very less people were blessed with decent job with good salary but with a constant fear of obvious reasons.
Our media and people with shining colours make our less fortunate people to live in utopian world with stupendous dogmas and disappointed always.
In this scenario, We fortunate elders leaving our false inflated ego,
Lend our hands to help our sons and daughters at the times of  need
Either to part with our money saved or to assist in rearing grand children.
We are not only successful and make them also victorious.

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families.

The International Day of Families has inspired a series of awareness-raising events, including national family days. In many countries, that day provides an opportunity to highlight different areas of interest and importance to families. Activities include workshops and conferences, radio and television programmes, newspaper articles and cultural programmes highlighting relevant themes.
The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people’s well-being while  protecting the environment. Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old. 
In particular, family-oriented policies can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals 1 to 5 relating to doing away with poverty and hunger; ensuring healthy lives and promoting of well-being for all ages; ensuring educational opportunities throughout the lifespan and achieving gender equality.

Themes of Past International Day of Families

·         2012:  Ensuring work family balance
·         2007 Families and Persons with Disabilities
·         2005 HIV/AIDS and Family Well-being
·         1999:  Families for all ages
·         1997:  Building Families Based on Partnership

“All is not lost, the unconquerable will
“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” 
John Milton
, Paradise Lost

U N.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says
"Equitable social and economic development depends on fair legal frameworks and social norms that support the rights of women and children. Discriminatory laws and practices that do not give equal rights to all, and that suppress women’s and children’s rights, have no place in contemporary families, communities, societies and nations."
Inserted by K.Raveendran

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