INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY
A great man is different from an eminent one in that he is ready to be the servant of the society. Every 19th November is celebrated as International Men’s Day to emphasize the positive value that men bring to the world, societies, and their families and also to raise awareness about well-being of men. The initiative for the International Men’s Day was inaugurated in 1992 on 7 February 1991 by Thomas Oaster and was conceived one year previously on 8 February 1991. The project has been reinitialized in the cities of Trinidad and Tobago in 1999.
The day was inaugurated to celebrate the contributions made by man in their societies, communities, and their families. The month of November is important to the man’s soul because it brings together a variety of important events for men. November is the month that we are concentrating on raising funds for the wellbeing of men. People observe the International Day of Children on November 20th, and then the unique partnership with the men and the children forms a 48-hour celebration.
2022 Theme – “Helping Men and Boys”
This year the International Men's Day 2022 will be celebrated under the theme is “Helping Men and Boys” Improving gender relations and promoting gender equality, not only for men but also for women, is one of the six pillars of International Men’s Day.
The Six Pillars are:
To promote positive male role models,
To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society,
To focus on men’s health and wellbeing,
To highlight discrimination against men,
To improve gender relations and promote gender equality,
To create a safer, better world
In the global village, India’s celebration of IMD is by far the largest of any country. Warwick Marsh, the founder of Dads4Kids, was inspired by Uma Challa to bring International Men’s Day to the global stage and unite the disparate men’s movements around the world.
International Men’s Day encourages men to educate the values, character and responsibilities of being a man to boys in their lives. Mahatma Gandhi said We must become the change we want.” We must only develop a just and healthy society that gives everyone an opportunity of flourishing all, both men and women, lead by example.
A father nurtures his son to help him start his life, more importantly, he helps him become a MAN.