A very popular quote we've come across every World Humanitarian Day is -
"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”– Martin Luther King Jr. (civil rights activist)
Have you ever really thought about it? What are you doing or what have you done for others till today? If not then, this is the time my friend!
You can be slow, you can fail but all it takes is chances like this one to shape the world. Step up for a good cause on this World Humanitarian Day and shape the world for a better cause.
Happy World Humanitarian Day!
A glimpse of World Humanitarian Day:
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is celebrated on August 19th of every year since 2009, to pay tribute to the lives of all those who risk themselves for any humanitarian cause and to rally support for humans affected by any catastrophe around the globe.
This day was nominated in remembrance of the 19 August 2003 bomb blast on the Canal Hotel - Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in the death of 22 citizens, involving the Chief of Humanitarian in Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello.
In 2009, the matter was brought up, and United Nations General Assembly standardized the day as World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on the 9th of August every year.
Many people risk their lives selflessly for humanitarian causes and aid the community for a better future. There have been several crucial issues in the world beginning from poverty, illness, discrimination, third-world countries or even developed countries that are steadily on the track towards social or racial violence, etc. World Humanitarian Day is also a token of their dedication and is celebrated for their selfless contribution to society.
Since the ongoing battle of Covid-19 around the globe, this year World Humanitarian Day acknowledges all the workers and leaders who supported in battling the pandemic in such drastic circumstances around the world; starting from our real-life heroes like researchers, doctors, and medical staff.
World Humanitarian Day is also a day of gratitude for the service providers like Zomato/ Swiggy, courier companies, water or electricity suppliers, waste management workers, NGOs, and many service providers who take care of our needs all around the year.
How can you celebrate a better World Humanitarian Day:
1) Wish! Wish! Wish a Happy World Humanitarian Day to everyone whom you feel is contributing to better this society. Start from your family, friends, and locality.
2) Spread awareness about the history and significance of the World Humanitarian Day celebration in your school/college campuses via speech or various posters.
3) Humanitarian day also constitutes conservation of climate. You can plant a tree and ask your mates to help you spread the initiative.
4) You can actively join several humanitarian walks, jogs, or creative competitions.
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