Days and Events Current Affairs - 2019

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22 September: Daughter’s Day celebrated

Daughter’s Day, a designated day to celebrate the importance of the girl child, is celebrated in India and worldwide on the 4th Sunday of September every year. The Daughters’ Day 2019 was observed on Sunday (September 22) in India.

The day is observed as a reminder of the fact that daughters are an asset to our society and there should not be any patriarchal notions attached to their birth. It is also to remind ourselves and the world about what your daughter means to you and how precious she is to you.

Background

In India, since ages there has always been certain stigma attached to being a girl child, therefore, initially, Daughter’s day was celebrated to erase this stigma.

The primary objective of the day was to remove the notion that a girl child is a burden, and to remove the cultural practices and issues like dowry, female infanticide and foeticide.

Although there isn’t a concrete history behind celebration of Daughter’s Day and also no particular year which marks the beginning of daughter’s day celebration, in India.

5 September: International Day of Charity observed

The International Day of Charity is observed every year on September 5 across the world. It aims to recognise role of charity in alleviating human ‎suffering within and among nations. It also seeks to raise awareness and provide common platform for charity related activities for charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations and individuals all over the world for their own purposes on national, regional and international level.

Background

The International Day of Charity was instituted by United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) by adopting resolution A/RES/67/105PDF on 17 December 2012. Why September 5? It is death anniversary of Mother Teresa. It was celebrated for first time in 2013. On this day, UN invites all Member States, international and regional organizations, as well as civil society to commemorate this day for encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.