Saturday, March 19, 2016

International Day of Happiness - 20 March

About the Happiness Day

The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.

Speaking at the High Level Meeting on "Happiness and Well-Being: Defining a New Economic Paradigm" convened during the sixty-sixth session of the General Assembly the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated that the world “needs a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible. Together they define gross global happiness.”  The meeting was convened at an initiative of Bhutan, a country which recognized the supremacy of national happiness over national income since the early 1970s and famously adopted the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product.



This year’s International Day of Happiness is focused on Climate Action for a Happy Planet.

The best way to celebrate this International Day of Happiness is by taking action to alleviate suffering. In this spirit, let us use this occasion to renew a global spirit of solidarity to create a safer, more prosperous and more sustainable future for all.

A Poem Written by Me - May be appropriate for Global Spirit of Solidarity

I am Indian
taught by Divine
I believe in union
with God and his Creation

I guard the ground of my own
that does not mean fight with alien
I help my brothern
does not mean rest of  the world I disown

I am ready to help people anywhere
always help neighbours to prosper
I take care of  my land's weak labour
its only makes world stronger

Global trade should not mean disaster
competition should not mean human hunger
share your means and live till God's desire
I am an Indian who wants world's welfare

Written on 13 March 2016, Sunday


God - 7 Billion Others

I agree with it. All spiritual people have to take care of others.



Think of 7 Billion Others Also - Think of Making Them Happy



Message of Ban ki Moon for 20 March 2013

Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.

"On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want."


Wikipedia article on the Day


Happiness: A How to Guide

How Can You Celebrate International Day of Happiness?

Updated on 20 March 2016, 19 March 2013

Sunday, March 13, 2016

World Poetry Day - 21 March

About World Poetry Day

Every year on 21 March UNESCO celebrates the World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during the UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

According to the UNESCO’s decision, the main objective of this action is to support linguistic diversity through poetic expression and to offer endangered languages the opportunity to be heard within their communities. Moreover, this Day is meant to support poetry, return to the oral tradition of poetry recitals, promote teaching poetry, restore a dialogue between poetry and the other arts such as theatre, dance, music, painting and so on, support small publishers and create an attractive image of poetry in the media so that the art of poetry will no longer be considered an outdated form of art but one.

Messages of Director General UNESCO for the day


Poetry is the universal human song, expressing the aspiration of every woman and man to apprehend the world and share this understanding with others.

 Irina Bokova, Director General
Message on World Poetry Day 2015


My Poems in 2016

I am Indian Who Wants World's Welfare - Poem

Ek India Ekatma India - एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया
श्रेष्ट भारत स्वच्छ भारत
संघटित भारत  संतोष भारत

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

पढ़ाई कुछ भी हो
कमाई कुछ भी हो
काम कुछ भी हो
नाम कुछ भी हो

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

भाषा में फर्क हो
वेष  में भी फर्क हो
खाना अलग  हो
अलंकार भिन्न हो

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

पहाड़ पे रहो
मैदान में रहो
झोपड़ा ही घर सही
बैठना  जमीन पर ही  हो

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

मंदिर  जाओ
या मस्जिद जाओ
गुरुद्वारा जाओ
या बाइबिल पढ़ो

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

इण्डिया बोलो
भारत पुकारो
हिन्दुस्तान  कहो
 जैहिंद  नारा दो

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

ऋषियोंका दर्शन ये  हैं
आदिशंकर का मार्ग भी हैं
हमारा खुशी का   सूत्र ये  हैं
एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया

एक इण्डिया एकात्म इण्डिया
हेपी इण्डिया वेरी हेपी इण्डिया

Written on 12 March 2016, Saturday

భారతీయులం మనం
భరత మాత ముద్దు బిడ్డలం
సహోదరీ సహోదరులం
ఒకే మట్టి లోని విత్తనాల మొక్కలం   ॥ భారతీయులం మనం ॥


My Poem in Telugu Written on 21.3.2012

ఉగాది పండుగ వస్తోంది - ఉత్సాహాన్ని తెస్తోంది Ugadi Panduga Vastondi

ఉగాది పండుగ వస్తోంది
ఉత్సాహాన్ని తెస్తోంది
ఊరంతా సంతోషం
ఉరకలు వేసే సందోహం

ఉప్పు, పులుపు, చెరుకు, చేదు
ఉపాహారం ఈ రోజు ప్రత్యేకం 
ఉదయం తలంటు పోత
ఉత్సాహం కొత్త బట్టల జత 

ఊరి దేవత సంబరం
ఉత్కంట గొలిపే వినోదం 
ఉగాది పంచాంగ శ్రవణం
ఊరట ఇచ్చే గోచారం వివరం

ఉంది ఉంది మంచి పొంచి  
ఉన్నది గ్రహాల బలం
ఊరికి కొంచెం ఉపకారం 
ఉగ్ర గ్రహాల శాంతికి దానం

ఉన్నత స్థితికి సోపానం
ఉద్వాసన - ఇబ్బందులు మాయం
ఉగాది పండుగ ధ్యేయం 
ఉత్సాహాన్ని పెంచడం

World Poetry Day Resources

Craft of Poetry - Various types of poems and elements of poems


Support Poetry

Support poetry by buying the collections of young poets

Invite your friends to improve both conventional and slam poetry

Learn from the proverbs of your country, and discover the poetic teachings of others

Read up about riddles, limericks and sonnets to liven up your evenings

Fight against the outdated image of poetry

Encourage your kids to read and write their own poetry during family gatherings

Awaken the poet inside of you and impress your friends with your creativity, inventiveness and imagination

Support poetry on radio, in magazine columns and feature films!



Robert Burns - Scotland

Updated 13 Mar 2016, 21 March 2013

Friday, March 4, 2016

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

Every year since 2009, 4th March has been designated as World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation.

It has been estimated that every second of the day an average of eight women, girls and often young boys, are trapped by international criminal networks where the sole aim is to sexually exploit them, traffic them and enslave them.

This process obviously robs them of their basic human rights, including their right to freedom, their dignity, their right to live where they choose and the right to control their own bodies.

Although the problem is a worldwide one, some places are more vulnerable than others. These include areas in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and some Latin American and Caribbean countries.

UNICEF estimates that more than 3 million children worldwide are affected by prostitution and that children make up more than a third of all sex workers in Asia.

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) estimates that nearly a million people are trafficked every year for purposes of sexual exploitation.

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation sets out to draw attention to this major worldwide problem.


Thursday, March 3, 2016

World Book Day - First Thursday March

Source for the picture:

World Book Day Appeal to Parents

Dear Parent or Carer

World Book Day takes place on Thursday 3 March 2016, and we would like to invite you
to join us in helping your child to make the most of this special occasion.

World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children.
Please help your child to go to a local bookshop or library on this day.

Nurseries, schools and libraries across the World celebrate World Book Day with a huge range of
events and activities. You can help in building your child’s enthusiasm for books well beyond World Book Day by reading together regularly.

Children are never too young to start their journey with books, and the benefits of reading are
enormous—so we hope you will use World Book Day to celebrate it with your child.

With best wishes for getting the best benefit from books.

Based on

Updated 3 March 2016, 1 March 2012