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Did you know that a Maharaja in India saved the lives of six hundred and forty Polish women and children in WW II? https://www.thebetterindia.com/52118/maharaja-digvijaysinhji-ranjitsinhji-jadeja-nawanagar-ww2-little-poland-in-india/
Question: Who is Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu better known as? Answer: Mother Theresa, born in Albania on August 26th, 1910.
India celebrates Bal Divas / Bal Diwas (Children’s Day) to increase awareness that children are every nation’s future. It is held on the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was born in Allahabad on November 14th, 1889, and was always deeply concerned with the education and development of children. On Bal […]
Also known as Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti, this Indian national holiday is a celebration of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi who was born on October 2nd, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat, India. His non-violent resistance movement, Satyagraha (‘moral domination’), led to his birthday being the day on which people observe International Non-Violence Day.
A special day recognizing the hard work and dedication of teachers varies from country to country. In India, Teacher’s Day is held of September 5th, the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a renowned scholar who was the second President of India. On Teacher’s Day, the current President of India presents National Awards to outstanding teachers […]
After over seventy years of uprisings against British rule, it was the non-violent protests led by Mahatma Gandhi that contributed most to the eventual independence of India on August 15th, 1947. Today, India is the world’s largest democracy.
History is filled with organizations trying to make a difference in the world. Some have been going for a very long time, others are more recent. On this blog, I will now occasionally be showcasing some of those that have been around awhile, and am going to start with one with which I have a […]
This Sikh /Hindu festival is celebrated on April 13th or 14th, with the name varying in accordance to the region. For Sikhs, Vaishakhi is both a harvest thanksgiving and a commemoration of the day that the tenth Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa Panth in 1699. The Guru laid down rules that all initiated […]
Mahatma means ‘Great Soul’, and was the title most commonly used in reference to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, a political and spiritual leader in India during the first half of the twentieth century. One of Gandhi’s chief aims was for India to gain its independence from Great Britain, which he eventually achieved by fighting prejudice and […]
Diwali (also called Deepavali) has been celebrated in India since ancient times and is the biggest, most important holiday of the year. Diwali means ‘Festival of Lights’, the name being derived from the rows of clay lamps placed outside homes to symbolize the inner light that protects people from spiritual darkness. It takes place in […]