World Understanding And Peace Day 2024: A Tribute To Humanitarian Causes Of Rotary International

World Understanding And Peace Day 2024: A Tribute To Humanitarian Causes Of Rotary International

'World Understanding and Peace Day' is celebrated to boost the culture of peace and upgrade personal and professional goals with a collective concern

Mariyam UsmaniUpdated: Friday, February 23, 2024, 09:16 AM IST
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There is no need to inflame negativity when you can love and support humanity. There is no reason to incite abhorrence because you have the crux to understand people and support peace across the world. World Understanding and Peace Day is an annual celebration of 'goodwill and global empathy' on February 23.

It's a tribute to remember the first Rotary meeting, the key purpose of the humanitarian initiative, and the global leaders of peace. Then why promote war when you can climb up with hope and harmony? Why chase destructive forces when there are incredible leaders of peace?

The first meeting of Rotarians was conducted on February 23, 1905, in Chicago. Gustavus Loehr, Silvester Schiele, Hiram E. Shorey, and Paul P. Harris were the founders, who established the international organisation of service and fellowship. The social service organisation was organised to promote global empathy and support goodwill to shape the next top leaders of society.

In earlier epoch, they focused on building a support circle for businessmen to encourage ideas without political or religious bars. The organisation developed over time and later became Rotary International in 1925.

Why are peace and understanding crucial for growth?

Personal growth requires a collective positive atmosphere to grow and hit major life goals. Through the Rotary International organisation, aspiring, mid-career, and established people find a supportive network to upgrade and become leaders.

While several people cope with professional politics, the refined purpose of Rotary emphasizes setting high moral standards for top professions. Personal life is also somehow connected to professional endeavours; thus, Rotary International flash's up with humane themes of goodwill and understanding.

Currently, there are around 35,000 clubs across 200 countries that endorse different professions. Apart from this, they also donate to activities and participate in social causes. For instance, the Rotary Club of India was active on the ground during the COVID-19 pandemic. They were also active in donations-tasks for food service to support people below the poverty line.

Even if you are not a part of the club, the messages and the luminous purpose of the initiative have a universal appeal, while their live projects keep running to promote humanitarian causes.

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