Thursday, 18 July 2013
Happy Mandela day
Today is Mandela Day, a celebration of the wonderful Nelson Mandela, his tireless struggle for human dignity and his lifelong commitment to pursue the greater good.
The United Nations declaration of 18 July – birthday of the former South African leader and Human Rights activist, Nelson Mandela – as Mandela Day will be marked with sobriety as the 95-year-old former South African president spends his sixth straight week in hospital.
Activities lined up to celebrate the day include school children all over South Africa singing “happy birthday” to him this morning, a United Nations special session, and a legacy bridge to be opened in Mveso, Transkei, near his home town of Qunu.
The UN declared Mandela Day in 2010 as a special day to remind people to do good for humanity which is what Mandela epitomises.