Nelson Mandela International Day 2022


Nelson Mandela day is observed on July 18 every year. The United Nations (UN) had in 2009 declared July 18 as Nelson Mandela Day to honour Nelson Mandela, a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first President from 1994 to 1999.

Mandela was the first black head of state and was the first elected President in a fully democratic election in South Africa.

Mandela always believed in inspiring everyone to take responsibility to change the world for the better. Mandela day is a day for all to take action and inspire change.

He was decorated with more than 250 awards, including the esteemed Nobel Prize and Bharat Ratna.

Moreover, Mandela dedicated himself to the struggle of the African people and fought against racial discrimination. He always cherished a free society in which people live together peacefully with equal opportunities.

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared July 18 as ‘Nelson Mandela International Day to recognise the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom in society. He was not only the first democratically elected black president but also a man with colossal dreams to transform the world.

This day acknowledges his fight against poverty, gender inequality, racism, and the abolition of human rights. UN’s resolution A/RES/64/13 observes Mandela’s values and his lifelong dedication to the service of humanity.

━ related

Live Updates on RBI Monetary Policy: Key Decisions and Implications

Stay informed with live updates on the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) monetary policy. This article provides real-time information on the central bank's policy decisions, including interest rates, liquidity measures, and other economic indicators, along with their potential impact on the Indian economy and financial markets.

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2023: Preserving Our Blue Planet

World Oceans Day 2023 is a global celebration that emphasizes the significance of our oceans and the urgent need to protect and preserve them. This year's theme highlights the crucial role of oceans in sustaining life on Earth and calls for collective action to address the environmental challenges they face.

Ukraine’s Nova Kakhovka Dam Disaster: Key Points on the Strategically Important Reservoir

The Nova Kakhovka Dam in Ukraine has recently experienced a disaster, highlighting the significance of this strategically important reservoir. Here are key points to understand the implications of the incident and its potential impact on Ukraine's water management, energy production, and regional stability.

World Bank Cuts India’s GDP Growth Forecast for FY24 to 6.3% While Raising Global Outlook

The World Bank has revised India's GDP growth forecast for the fiscal year 2023-2024, projecting a rate of 6.3%. This downward revision reflects the challenges faced by the Indian economy, while the global outlook has been revised upwards. The World Bank's assessment highlights the need for policy measures to address the factors impacting India's economic growth.

Tata Group Signs $1.6 Billion EV Battery Plant Deal in Gujarat

The Tata Group, a prominent conglomerate in India, has inked a significant deal worth $1.6 billion to establish an electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing plant in Gujarat. This strategic move reflects Tata's commitment to the development of sustainable mobility solutions and positions the company at the forefront of India's electric vehicle revolution.