Earth Day Gifts / February 24, 2019 / Bobbi Oneil
This festival is called Pathare Pravu meaning Mother s Day. The festival follows the legend of a mother whose children never used to live beyond the first year of their birth. The Pathare Pravu Mother s Day celebration is ancient in nature and thousands of years older than the present US and international culture of celebrating. There was also the culture of Mata Tirtha Aunshi (Mother s Pilgrimage Fortnight) in North Eastern India where in April in the Krishna Paksha of Baisakh month pilgrimage is made to Mata Kunda to worship living mothers and mothers who have left the earth.
Earth Day is Born In 1969 John McConnell promoted Earth Day as a global celebration of Earth s gifts. The equinox seemed fitting time as it was the mid-point of spring and autumn across the hemispheres. A peace activist McConnell first presented his Earth Day idea to an audience at the UNESCO Conference on the Environment. He wanted Earth Day to be a global holiday where the world celebrates Earth s wonders and gifts. On March 21 1970 cities across the globe celebrated Earth Day. McConnell created an Earth Day proclamation that called upon people to take action against crises of the world such as famine war and poverty.
Indian citizens being no exception they accept the convenience offered by market dynamics and on-market abundance of Mother s Day gifts. Thus this day on 2nd Sunday of May is celebrated in households around the country. This year Mother s Day has fallen on 9th May 2010. Mothers and motherhood without any doubt deserve the most profound respect and reverence. Mothers bring us to earth suffer to give birth to us and suffer to bring us up. Mothers always act selflessly to protect and upkeep their children and mothers ensure continued existence of the human race. Every religion upon earth and every culture worships mothers and motherhood.