“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead” – Nelson Mandela
It was a unanimous decision of the United Nations General Assembly to observe 18th July as Nelson Mandela International Day. The day is observed to honour the great man on his birthday and carry on the legacy of his values of volunteering and community service. The day was inspired by the call Nelson Mandela made by placing the responsibility of social service in the hands of the people. This day is a celebration of the work done by Mandela and is a global call for action that reiterates his belief that every individual has the power to transform the world. Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. believes that every individual has the responsibility and the ability to change the world for better. It is therefore, for the young generation to understand the responsibility and act to make positive change. His fight for freedom, his ability to lead a nation, his values and thoughts, his work for peace and development and his love for sport is a source of immense inspiration for the younger generation.
Mandela lived with three basic principles in life that encapsulated themselves through freedom of self, freedom of others and service for all.
The day encourages to celebrate his work and take action anywhere in the world. People are urged on this day to find inspiration for their contribution in the legacy of Nelson Mandela and to serve their fellow humans every day. Actions can be big or small and should focus on the realization or restoration of dignity and empowerment of people through their contributions. Some of the areas that the youth can contribute are food security, shelter and infrastructure, education and literacy, service and volunteerism etc.
Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. understands it is a great way to pay respect to the former South African President who believed in the ability of individuals playing a key role in fighting poverty and promotion of equality. 2014 is a special year as it marks 20 years of South Africa’s democratic freedom.
Nelson Mandela has fought for social justice for 67 years. We’re asking you to start with 67 minutes.
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