Family: A Beautiful Concept!
Our families are where our lives begin, and where love never dies. The fact that our families are always there to comfort us in the most troubling times is nothing short of a blessing in the testing times that we are living in. They say when all the dust settles down and everyone from the crowd of onlookers is gone, the only ones still standing by your side will be your family. There is no warmer clothing to don in a snowy blizzard than the love jacket of the family. They say living in a unit can solve more problems rather than living alone. Don’t believe it? Compare the life of a person living in a family vs. the life of a person who loves to do things in a solitary fashion. The difference couldn’t be starker!
The Need for a Day for Families
Why shouldn’t be there a day for the families is the real question that needs to be asked here. We mean to say, there is a day for mothers, fathers, children, siblings, brothers, sisters, etc. The list is almost a non-ending one! Then why shouldn’t there be a day for the abstract yet beautiful concept that holds all these individuals together? There is every reason to celebrate a family day, where everyone’s role in a family must be honoured and appreciated. The day is also a reminder for those who have digressed from the path of unity, families are what makes us strong!
International Day of Families
The international day of families is celebrated on the 15th of May every year. This is an event observed at the global level. Of course, there is no holiday marked for this day! But that is of little importance, in fact extremely trivial, when you consider the beautiful message that the international day of families conveys. The message that we speak of is about the importance of the concept of family, its role in building societies. Sociologists often label families as the basic unit of society. How gelled are families in society can give us a clue about the structural strength of a society. The international day of families serves as a reminder for every individual that their personal growth and development is linked to the growth and development of their family in one way or another.
The Historical Perspective
It is news for many that there is an international day of families celebrated at a global level every year. However, it must be mentioned here that this day has been observed since 1995! The United Nations felt the need of raising awareness about living in a family system to encounter the alarming increase in the percentage of disintegrated and broken families. Vibrant cultures and thriving communities are an abstract idea without fully functioning families in a society. Hence, it made perfect sense to dedicate a day to the glorious concept that family is.
Symbol of International Day of Family
If you are a novice to the concept of the international day of families, chances are high that you are not even aware of the symbols and themes associated with the day. Yes, there is an official logo for this day, why are you so startled! Well, the official logo of this day which represents unity is a green circle, in the middle of which is a heart drawn under a roof. Is that peak symbolism or what! This logo reminds us that a family is a basic requirement for a vibrant society. But more importantly, it is the love between members of a family that distinguishes homes from houses!
International Day of Families Themes
Assigning a day new theme every year is a great way of highlighting the challenges, subtopics, and issues related to that day. The theme for the year 2021 is Families and New Technologies. Of course, this is a much broader theme and covers many issues posed by the revolutionary progress in the tech field. More specific themes have also been selected, for example, the 2008 international day of families focused on Families and persons with disabilities!
What to Do On the International Day of Family?
The next question in this debate is, how to celebrate the international day of families. Luckily, there are more than one ways in which you can become a part of this event. The easiest way to celebrate this day is of course spend quality time with your family. We can tell you, showing a little bit of appreciation won’t hurt! But how about we tell you about the best way in which you can celebrate this day? Have you considered the fact that a small donation from your side can be the reason why a family doesn’t lose a father, mother, brother, sister, or any relative who cannot afford expensive medical treatment? Well, here is an idea!
Keep families together by donating to Transparent Hands!
Transparent Hands is the largest technological platform for crowdfunding in the healthcare sector of Pakistan. It offers a complete range of free healthcare services including medical and surgical treatments, medical camps, and telehealth facilities to the underprivileged community of Pakistan. The platform provides visibility to underprivileged patients and builds a personal and trusted bond between patients and donors while ensuring complete transparency. It also sets up free medical camps in the rural areas of Pakistan in which, free medical consultation, free medicines, and free diagnostic tests are provided to deserving patients. Donors from all over the world can use the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal and donate through 100% secure payment modes. They could select any patient, fund the treatment and receive regular feedback and updates until the patient has recovered completely.
Summary of International Day of Families
That would be all from this discussion. We hope that this discussion has intensified or rekindled the flame of love for your family in your heart. It doesn’t matter how you celebrate the international day of families. You don’t even need to buy any expensive gifts for your family members. You know what they need the most, don’t you? It is your company, your presence! Spend as much time with your family as you can. It will impact your life more amazing than you can imagine!