International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity is celebrating annually on 5th September to commemorate the death anniversary of ‘Mother Teresa’. ‘Helping the need’ is the basis of Humanity and the heart of charity.  Himalai IAS Coaching Centre in Bangalore spread awareness about social responsibility current events for the civil service exams like IAS exams, KAS exams, IES exams, and other competitive exams.

  • This day is celebrating for promoting charity as sharing for the betterment of others’ life. Specifically, it was  declared in the UN General Assembly in 2012.
  • Hungary proposed this day in order to raise global awareness about the importance of charity.
  • International Day of Charity 2019 is celebrating on 5th September, Thursday.

About Mother Teresa on International Day of Charity 2019

  • Mother Teresa, a Roman Catholic nun who found ‘Missionaries of Charity’ which serves people in 133 countries. She is the personification of the word ‘charity’.
  • Especially, ‘Missionaries of Charity’ helps to care for people suffering from leprosy, HIV, Tuberculosis other life-threatening diseases.
  • In 1948, Mother Teresa became an Indian citizen. Then she worked as a teacher in a convent school in Calcutta for 20 years.
  • For more than 45 years Mother Teresa tended to many sick, poor and homeless people. Finally, she became renowned and recognized for her charity work all over the world.
  • Mother Teresa was awarded Bharat Ratna (1980) Padma Shri (1962) and Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding (1969). Moreover, she received the Nobel Peace Award in 1979.

Poverty and UN Initiation

 Eradicating poverty all over the globe is not a small feat. More than 10.7% of the world population is facing poverty. Poverty in India is about 21.2%. Also in India, Charity Commission is there to take care of charity actions.

  • The task of eradicating poverty is not possible for the government alone. There is a need for voluntary work from private sectors, organizations, and people who have the mindset to help others.
  • In 2015,  the UN created “2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development” with 17 goals. It is an initiative by world leaders to eliminate poverty completely. This agenda mainly focuses on people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership.

International Day of Charity Activities

  • Many educational events are organizing to encourage youth in taking part in charity work.
  • Further, funding camps are organizing to collect funds and daily utility products to distribute to people in need.
  • Even more, events are conducting all over the world to create an awareness of the charity and social work.
  • Above all, International Charity day is celebrating to remind our responsibilities of helping other Human beings. Charity doesn’t always mean monetary help, giving time and volunteering to help others in any task is enough.

In conclusion, Himalai as a part of Our India with world events wants to create awareness about the importance of charity and helping fellow human beings through the International Day of Charity 2019.