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18 July – International Nelson Mandela’s Day

On July 18, 2009, the first Mandela Day was launched in New York but the UN’s resolution declared the day after that year. Consequently, the national assembly of a united nation announced July 18 as International Nelson Mandela day. The day indicates Nelson Mandela’s gift to peace through his active engagement in resolving disputes, compromise, encouraging human rights in directing racial issues, and international republic.

History of International Nelson Mandela’s Day

“Nelson Mandela Day” celebrates the communal and governmental accomplishments of late South African President Nelson Mandela. In 1994, Mandela was introduced as the first non-white South Africa president. He spent three decades in lockup due to his political movement. In his administration, the widespread discrimination (apartheid) which whites practiced against blacks came to an end and gave rise to sovereignty and uniformity among entire citizens. Mandela was also regarded as a paragon of anti-multiculturalism, peace, and universal rights for mankind for other nations and also encouraged land reforms, poverty eradication, expanding health services, and supporting education.

In 2009, the United Nations ascribed his date of birth as the International Nelson Mandela’s Day. This specific Day was an attempt to understand and appreciate the influence of Mandela’s contribution to humanity and his worth. After suffering from a continued respiratory tract infection, on the 5th of December, 2013, Mandela kicked the bucket at the age of 95.


Nelson Mandela, one of the most well-known anti-apartheid activists was born on July 18, 1918, in Transkei, South Africa. In 1963, he led the liberation movement against racism and thus was jailed for his stance on the human right to live in freedom. He was imprisoned on Robben Island, in South Africa where prisoners were mentioned by their number and year of imprisonment rather than their names, and Nelson’s number was 46664. Finally, he was released in 1990 and later on contributed to his country’s transition towards a multi-racial democracy and supported reconciliation initiatives.

International Nelson Mandela’s Day

In 1993, he won the Nobel peace prize along with another former South Africa president Willem de Klerk. He continued addressing ethnic issues in South Africa and eventually, in 1994, his efforts resulted in him becoming South Africa’s president. In 2007, Mandela also gathered some global leaders and formed a community that could suggest their effect and experience in order to help in maintaining peace, could support major human suffering caused, and promote shared interests of humankind.

67 minutes for Mandela

This year in a manner to celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day, the UN is joining this call to world citizens to dedicate 67 minutes of your time to help others in every possible method. The foundation of Mr. Mandela has asked the people of the world to do that 67 minutes help for others. By devoting your precious 67 minutes of time, you can show a small gesture of oneness with humanity. Once a year for every of Mr. Nelson’s public service these 67 minutes can result in a small move to global progress for good.

Therefore, you should team up and contribute 67 minutes of your time to support and help your nearby people and community on Nelson Mandela Day. Around 67 years, Mr. Mandela dedicated soul his life to the service of maintenance and service of humankind. He was the first South African president who was elected by a majority of votes and helped his community and people as a human rights lawyer, an international reconciler, and a prisoner of morals.

This is a priceless motion as it shows respect to the immolates and achievement of respected Nelson Mandela. He spent 27 years in prison and did not give up his belief in an honest and democratic society which was for the benefit of all, in spite of caste and creed

Here’s the list of suggestions, outlining practical services to do on Mandela day, from the foundation:

  • Prepare a stationary pack for teachers and students at an insufficiently served school
  • Donated clothes at U-turn or The Warehouse
  • Donate blood at your nearest fixed donor site
  • Help to build a home for very poor people who live without shelter
  • Donate educational materials
  • Plan a fun outing for children
  • Make “care kits” for patients at a government hospital
  • Arrange a tea party for the children and caretakers at children’s home
  • Tutor someone who needs help learning and studying
  • Donate your old computer and books to school having inadequate service

Posted on July 18, 2018 by NAH
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