There are many around the world that have been pressing for equal rights of men and women across the world. In the 21st century, it is important that all issues are discussed and raised to ensure solutions are being created for the problems. Every year, 19th November is observed as International Men’s Day to focus on healthcare for men, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male icons. It is also a day for men and boys to celebrate their achievements and contributions, especially their contribution towards community, family, marriage, and child care.
Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. believes that the fundamental concept behind observing such a day is to promote basic humanitarian values. The day is celebrated in more than 70 countries across the globe and was inaugurated by Prof Thomas Oasterin 1992 on 7th February. Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd comprehends that the ability to sacrifice one’s needs for others is fundamental to manhood, as is honour. It is important to recognise this sacrifice across the world for the overall development of mankind.
Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. comprehends that men sacrificies everyday in their place of work, in their role as husbands and fathers, for their families, for their friends, for communities and for their nation. It is therefore, nice to appreciate men and help them make contributions for the greater good for all in a society.
The day is celebrated by conducting public seminars, conferences, festivals and fundraisers, class room activities at schools, radio and television programs. The theme for this year is ‘Make a Difference for Men and Boys.’
In India, the day gained recognition in the late 2000’s when Allen Solly decided to create promotional offers and HBO started screening male-positive movies in its ‘Men are Back’ series. Other activities include art gallery, seminars etc. There are also protests regarding men’s issues in India such as there is a demand to make the domestic violence law to be made gender neutral, fathers right of children’s custody etc. There are also demands of establishment of Men’s Welfare Ministry and National Commission for Men other than making all laws gender neutral.
Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd. takes this opportunity to urge all men to work towards the betterment of society, to fight for their rights and to safeguard the nation and its citizens from any harm.
By Rahul Choudhury
Media and Communications, Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.