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  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

    Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal The inquisitive nature of human beings led them to explore. The history of immigration dates centuries. It is often in search of resources to enhance the quality of life and lead safe and secure lives. While exploring the world, some found the places they explored to … Continue reading Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

    An epidemic is the rapid spread of disease to many people in a given population within a short period. Globalisation has accelerated the rate of disease transmission. COVID-19 brought awareness about the impact and possibilities of what a pandemic can cause. The observance of “International Day of Epidemic Preparedness” started in 2020, recognising the world’s consequences due … Continue reading International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

  • National Mathematics Day

    Evolution of Mathematics and Growth of Humanity Mathematics is the cradle of all creation. As one learns to speak and write, so is addition and subtraction. Interestingly Mathematics is the common language of the planet, whichever way one writes. India had a rich tradition of mathematical brilliance. Ramanujan was undoubtedly among the world’s greatest mathematicians … Continue reading National Mathematics Day

  • UNICEF Day

    Help Children to Recover from Interruption and Learning Losses Experienced through the Pandemic Suffering in one form or other has been and will be part of several lives. While the world must handle several natural disasters and the aftermath of the destruction they caused, it must also handle several conflicts and wars. Whether war or … Continue reading UNICEF Day

  • International Volunteer Day

    Solidarity through Volunteering Humans intuitively tend to help and get involved when faced with a situation or see people facing a problem. It is prevalent for us to see many coming forward (volunteering) to contribute when a natural disaster strikes. Volunteering is an effort of an individual or a group who offers their time and … Continue reading International Volunteer Day

  • World Computer Literacy Day

    Literacy for Human-centred Recovery: Narrowing the Digital Divide World Computer Literacy Day is observed every year on 2 December. It is to celebrate the role played by computers in society and their importance in today’s world, launched by NIIT to mark its 20th anniversary in 2001. It is about teaching information technology and a celebration … Continue reading World Computer Literacy Day

  • World TV Day

    A Medium with a Large Reach Television (TV) is a medium for transmitting moving images and sound. Taking into the cognition of television’s impact on bringing people’s attention that moulds decision-making,  the UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day. Wikipedia traces the origin of the word television from the Ancient Greek tele ‘far’ and Latin visio ‘sight’. Television was invented in 1924 … Continue reading World TV Day

  • Day of Eight Billion

    A World of Infinite Possibilities On November 15, 2022, the world will be 8 billion people. It is remarkable because we were under 1 billion until around 1800. The UN has marked November 15, 2022, as “The Day of Eight Billion”. The growth was made possible due to increased life expectancy, enhanced health care, nutrition and personal … Continue reading Day of Eight Billion

  • National Education Day

    Changing Course, Transforming Education Nations and societies must provide opportunities for the citizens to learn and get educated to realise their dream. There is a need for improving the educational system must be improved and made more contemporary. It is a fundamental right for citizens to have free and compulsory education for all children. The … Continue reading National Education Day

  • The International Day for Biosphere Reserves

    Humanity has only one planet, and it is threatened. With each passing year, the urgency of tackling environmental issues becomes clearer. There is an immediate need to rethink finding sustainable ways to find solutions. Biosphere reserves have shown that it is possible to live in this world while establishing a sustainable and harmonious relationship with … Continue reading The International Day for Biosphere Reserves

  • UN Disarmament Week

    Nuclear Disarmament, Climate Change and the UN Summit of the Future Disarmament requires reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons. The purpose of Disarmament is to get rid of all weapons and arms of all kinds. The world needs cooperation and trust to succeed in this mission. The UN Disarmament Week is observed to raise awareness and … Continue reading UN Disarmament Week

  • International Sloth Day

    International Sloth Day, observed on 20th October every year, is an opportunity to learn more about Sloth, a fantastic animal and being observed since 2010. The observation focuses on taking steps to avoid them going entirely extinct, as several species of Sloth have already. It is estimated that the number of Sloths living in the … Continue reading International Sloth Day

  • International Day of Rural Women

    Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All Ironically, achieving gender equality and empowering women continues to be a global struggle. Things get further complicated when it comes to rural women. October 15 is the International Day of Rural Women is a UN observation. It is an occasion for recognising and honouring rural women’s resilience and … Continue reading International Day of Rural Women

  • Air Force Day

    Touch the Sky with Glory Every year, India celebrates Air Force Day on October 8. It is a celebration of one of the vital armed forces in the country. The IAF (Bharatiya Vayu Sena) was founded in the year 1932. It is the 90th year of the celebration this year. An occasion to pay tribute … Continue reading Air Force Day

  • World Heart Day

    Use Heart for Every Heart The heart is the only organ you can hear and feel. Whether you think about it or not, it works round the clock, transporting blood and oxygen to all organs. The heart is the most significant and vital muscle in the body. Its functioning is a sign of life. Both … Continue reading World Heart Day

  • WORLD RHINO DAY

    Keep the Five Alive Rhinoceros are large mammals belonging to the Rhinocerotidae family, with the adults weighing over one thousand kilograms. Rhinoceros (has the origin of the Greek word which means nose-horned). These are magnificent creatures of the planet earth; they roam the grassland and open savannahs of Africa and Asia. Often referred to as … Continue reading WORLD RHINO DAY

  • World Bamboo Day

    Bamboo for Green Life and Sustainable Development Starting from 2009, World Bamboo Day has been observed on September 18 every year. It aims at raising awareness about Bamboo and the importance of its sustainable cultivation and use. Bamboo is evergreen perennial flowering. It is a variety of grass, even though some types look like trees. Bamboo … Continue reading World Bamboo Day

  • World Patient Safety Day

    Medication without Harm The survival and well-being of human beings depend on keeping the body healthy and mind uncluttered. In the name of making progress, the importance of nurturing the body and mind is not getting due importance. Diseases take a different form to attack the body and weaken it, often making it difficult to … Continue reading World Patient Safety Day

  • International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    Montreal Protocol@35: Global cooperation protecting life on Earth Sun is the saviour of life on planet earth. If all the sunlight with its intensity falls on the surface of Earth, it would be difficult for the life systems to cope. Ozone comes to the rescue here and protects from harmful ultraviolet rays from the Sun. … Continue reading International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

  • World Suicide Prevention Day

    Creating hope Through Action The world has seen great minds. Brilliance in understanding far-off galaxies, landing on the moon, trying to travel to mars and make it habitable, what not! Despite all our abilities, why are we failing to understand ourselves? Outside noise dictates one life. The spread of social media is making things further … Continue reading World Suicide Prevention Day

  • World Physiotherapy Day

    Focusing on Osteoarthritis World Physiotherapy Day is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the contributions of the physiotherapy (some prefer to refer to as physical therapy)  community and acknowledge their contributions to alleviating the pain of many. The discipline of Physiotherapy deals with the healing, prevention, and treatment of challenged and disabled people. Physiotherapy is a … Continue reading World Physiotherapy Day

  • International Day of Charity

    Charity contributes to the creation of inclusive and resilient societies. UN Sustainable Development Goals focus on eradicating poverty in all forms and dimensions. Realising the goals has the potential to transform our lives and contribute to the betterment of the world. The International Day of Charity is a UN observation day on September 5 and was … Continue reading International Day of Charity

  • National Small Industry Day

    Promote balanced business growth The National Small Industry Day is observed Every year on August 30. A Small Scale Industry Convention for Entrepreneurs was held in New Delhi on August 30, 2001, and a comprehensive policy package for SMEs was launched. The meeting day was chosen to be observed as National Small Industry Day. India’s … Continue reading National Small Industry Day

  • National Sports Day

    Every year, India celebrates National Sports Day on August 29 and has been observing since 2012. The day was chosen to honour the hockey hero Major Dhyan Chand whose birth anniversary falls on this day. The celebration is an opportunity to create awareness about the importance of sporting activities in everyday life and focus on … Continue reading National Sports Day

  • Women’s Equality Day

    Hard Won…Not Done Ensuring the right to vote is paramount to sustaining democracy in any country. In the past, several countries denied this right, especially to women. Observation of Women’s Equality Day recognises the continuous struggle for women’s participation and equality in all spheres of life. It is observed every year on August 26. The … Continue reading Women’s Equality Day

  • The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

    Stories of Courage: Resistance to Slavery and Unity against Racism Wikipedia traces back to the slave trade being transatlantic and established in the mid-17 century and referred to as the Triangular trade. The uprising against the slave trade started on 23 August 1791 in the then Saint Domingue (the Republic of Haiti), which played a … Continue reading The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

  • World No Tobacco Day

    Say no to tobacco farming World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year. The origin of Tobacco is traced back to the US, from where it was introduced to Europe and became popular and a major commercial crop. Any form of consuming Tobacco impact health and wellbeing. Tobacco is the second major … Continue reading World No Tobacco Day

  • World Heritage Day

    Heritage and Climate Heritage is what is built in the past by the ancestors and left behind for us to remember. Let us recognise and celebrate what we have inherited. Cultural Heritage and diversity are prized ornaments of humanity. Heritage is the reflection of the identity of people and societies. It is a priceless possession … Continue reading World Heritage Day

  • Earth Hour   

    Shape our future    A Moment of Solidarity for People and Planet ToonLogs by ReeSai Earth Hour 2022 calls for the world to unite in a moment of solidarity for People and the Planet. We know that alongside the many challenges we face, especially in these unprecedented times, 2022 remains to be a critical year … Continue reading Earth Hour   

  • Pi Day  

    International Mathematics Day Mathematics Unites ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Mathematics is everywhere and is critical to making informed and effective decisions. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General, UNESCO    March 14 (3/14) is all about mathematics. It is Pi Day; the approximate value of the mathematical constant Pi is approximately 3.14. it is also the International Day of Mathematics. … Continue reading Pi Day  

  • International Women’s Day

    Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow ToonLogs by ReeSai Yatra naryastu pujyante ramante tatra Devata,yatraitaastu na pujyante sarvaastatrafalaah kriyaah! Where Women are honoured, divinity blossoms there, and wherever women are dishonoured,all action, no matter how noble it may be, remains unfruitful. Indian scriptures depict women’s power, importance, and reverence bestowed on them, but you … Continue reading International Women’s Day

  • National Science Day

    Integrated Approach in S&T for Sustainable Future ToonLogs by ReeSai Science and technology are everywhere. Training the students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is emphasised in the New Education Policy. Nurturing the new generation to have an analytical yet creative bent of mind and preparing them to deal with real-life situations is the focus … Continue reading National Science Day

  • World Whale Day

    Even the mightiest needs protection ToonLogs by ReeSai World Whale Day is observed on the third Sunday in February each year. In 2022 it is on 20 February. World Whale Day began in Maui, Hawaii. It is a day to contemplate the challenges and problems life faces in the oceans. This day is specific to … Continue reading World Whale Day

  • World Radio Day

    Yes to Radio to Trust ToonLogs by AnuSai Many of us grew up listening to radio broadcasts, be it news, music, or cricket commentary. Even today, getting recognised by All India Radio as graded artists enhance musicians’ CV. Radio Ceylon’s popularity and its reach on the weekly show “Binaka Geeth Mala” and the unforgettable voice … Continue reading World Radio Day

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: Water Unites Us ToonLogs by AnuReeSai International Day of Women and Girls in Science is being observed as UN Day on February 11 and started from 2015. Equal access and participation in science for women and girls are paramount to see overall progress. Several international organisations like UNESCO UN-Women come together … Continue reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science

  • World Cancer Day

    Close the Care Gap ToonLogs by AnuReeSai 4 February is observed as World Cancer Day to raise awareness about cancer and press the governments and individuals to act. The day is chosen for observing as the world cancer day is as on this day at the beginning of the millennium, the Charter of Paris Against … Continue reading World Cancer Day

  • World Wetlands Day

    Wetlands Action for People and Nature ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Wetlands and water resources play crucial and irreplaceable roles in achieving the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. On this first celebration of UN World Wetlands Day, let us act together and take care of our wetlands as a healthy kidney of our planet. For … Continue reading World Wetlands Day

  • National Girl Child Day

    Empower, Educate, Protect and Celebrate Your Daughter ToonLogs by AnuSai Gender discrimination and abuses, injustice against girls is a serious stigma in India and is a serious problem in India that is deep-rooted. A multi-fold approach is needed to ensure that the state has those laws to bring justice in society, it also requires adequate … Continue reading National Girl Child Day

  • National Youth Day

    It’s all in the mind ToonLogs by Sai India celebrates National Youth Day on 12 January. The date was chosen to honour Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, one of India’s most incredible spiritual and social leaders. It is a celebration of the ideals and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda. It was declared by the Government of India in … Continue reading National Youth Day

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

    Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India ToonLogs by AnuSai The inquisitive nature of human beings led them to explore. It is often in search of resources to enhance the quality of life and lead safe and secure lives. With newer modes of transportation becoming available, humans’ ventures into exploring far off places. … Continue reading Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

  • World Braille Day

    Living without seeing, the challenge of being what you are ToonLogs by AnuReeSai The World Blind Union joins the rest of the world in observing “World Braille Day” on January 4, 2021, the fourth year since the UN officially designated it as a day observance. It is to raise awareness of the importance of Braille … Continue reading World Braille Day

  • World Day of War Orphans

    ToonLogs by AnuSai There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. Mother Teresa World Day of War Orphans is observed on January 6th every year. It aims at spreading awareness aiding in addressing the problems faced by orphans resulting from wars … Continue reading World Day of War Orphans

  • World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day

    The Role of Evidence in an Infodemic World Evidence-Based Healthcare Day is observed on 20 October each year. The observation aims at raising awareness of the need for better evidence-based healthcare policy, practice, and decision making to improve outcomes. It is a campaign to reflect and share experiences of using evidence to generate impact in … Continue reading World Evidence-Based Healthcare (EBHC) Day

  • World Mental Health Day

    Mental Health in an Unequal World ToonLogs by ReeSai You should speak plain when you speak, Brain. Keith NewtonWorld Federation of Neurology Being sad and lacking interest in activities that you usually enjoy, challenging to carry out your everyday routines. A situation all of us would have the experience to varying extent some time or … Continue reading World Mental Health Day

  • World Habitat Day

    Accelerating urban action for a carbon-free world ToonLogs by ReeSai On World Habitat Day, in this crucial Decade of Action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, I call for heightened efforts to promote the partnerships, pro-poor policies, and regulations needed to improve housing in cities. As we strive to overcome the pandemic, address the fragilities … Continue reading World Habitat Day

  • World Tourism Day

    Tourism for Inclusive Growth ToonLogs by ReeSai The human desire to travel and explore is universal, which is why tourism must be open for everyone to enjoy. Zuram PololikashviliSecretary-General, UNWTO The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) statutes were adopted on September 27, 1970, and paved the way for the establishment of the UN World … Continue reading World Tourism Day

  • Engineers Day

    Engineering for A Healthy Planet ToonLogs by ReeSai Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been. Theodore von Kármán Engineering has always had an essential role in development. Cambridge Dictionary describes Engineering as “the use of scientific principles to design and build machines, structures, and other items, including bridges, tunnels, roads, … Continue reading Engineers Day

  • International Literacy Day

    Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Literacy opens a world of opportunities. Everyone has the right to learn how to read and write, but far too many women & girls continue to be left behind. As we mark #LiteracyDay, let’s renew our commitment to equitable education for all. António … Continue reading International Literacy Day

  • World Nature Conservation Day

    ToonLogs by AnuReeSai From that atman (Supreme soul), space came into being, from space wind, from wind fire, from fire water, from water earth, from earth plants, from plants food and from food man came into being. Taittiriyopanisad There is a realisation about the importance of Pancha Bhutas in the Indian ancient Knowledge systems and … Continue reading World Nature Conservation Day

  • World Brain Day

    Stop Multiple Sclerosis ToonLogs by ReeSai Happy World Brain Day!If you can read the greetings, feel, and resonate, consider yourself lucky. Millions across the world cannot! In 2014, the World Federation of Neurology proposed 22 July to be celebrated as “World Brain Day”. The day was chosen as it was the foundation day of the … Continue reading World Brain Day

  • World Snake Day

    ToonLogs by ReeSai Every year, July 16 is observed as World Snake Day. World Snake Day is observed by wildlife enthusiasts to increase awareness about the different species of snake and conservation of a sometimes dangerous but mostly misrepresented reptile.  Snakes are one of those creatures with the most misconceptions in the world. Due to their … Continue reading World Snake Day

  • World Youth Skills Day

    Reimagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic ToonLogs by ReeSai Youth can be best understood as a period of transition from the dependence of childhood to adulthood’s independence. Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16% of the global population. In the coming decade, it is likely to grow further by … Continue reading World Youth Skills Day

  • World Population Day

    Rights and Choices are the Answer:Whether baby boom or bust, the solution to shifting fertility rates lies in prioritising the reproductive health and rights of all people. ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have … Continue reading World Population Day

  • World Zoonoses Day

    Let us Break the Chain of Zoonotic Transmission ToonLogs by AnuReeSai The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates “intimate” linkages between the health of humans, animals and ecosystems, as zoonotic diseases spread between animals and people. We can only prevent future pandemics with an integrated One Health approach to public health, animal health and the environment we share. … Continue reading World Zoonoses Day

  • International Day of Cooperatives

    Rebuild Better Together ToonLogs by ReeSai The COVID-19 pandemic and climate emergency have both revealed the fragility of our societies and our planet. These dual crises are disproportionately affecting the world’s most vulnerable countries and people and deepening many social and economic rifts. They also make clear the need to strengthen global cooperation and solidarity. … Continue reading International Day of Cooperatives

  • National Doctor’s Day

    Vaidyo Naryano Harih ToonLogs by ReeSai sharire jarjarI bhute vyadhi graste kalebare aushadham jaanhavItoyam vaidyo narayano harih  When the body is suffering/beset with the disease, Medicine is like the sacred water of Ganga. The doctor (Vaidya) is none other than the Supreme God Sri Mannarayana, who is Dhanvanthari rupi Paramatma.It is believed that many chant this while … Continue reading National Doctor’s Day

  • International Asteroid Day

    ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Space is beautiful, fascinating, a treasure of information and infinite imaginations. Recall your childhood. As a young kid, looking at the sky, counting the stars and occasionally, if you are lucky to get to witness the falling star (meteor falling), gaze at the stars and get drowned in infinite imaginations. The fascination … Continue reading International Asteroid Day

  • International Day of the Tropics

    The future belongs to the Tropics ToonLogs by ReeSai On 29 June 2014, the inaugural ‘State of the Tropics Report’ was launched to culminate a collaboration between twelve leading tropical research institutions. The UN in 2016 declared 29 June to be observed as the International Day of the Tropics to mark the anniversary of the … Continue reading International Day of the Tropics

  • International Yoga Day

    Yoga for Well Being ToonLogs by AnuReeSai yogena chittasya padena vacham malam sharirasya cha vaidyakenayo ’pakarottam pravaram muninam patanjalim pranjalir anato ’smi With palms folded together, I bow respectfully to Patanjali, the best of sages,Who dispels the impurities of the mind with Yoga, of speech through Grammar,and of the body by means of Medicine. When … Continue reading International Yoga Day

  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

    ToonLogs by AnuReeSai We cannot allow this already underreported crime to slip further into the shadows. Perpetrators must be punished. Investment in recovery from the COVID pandemic must tackle the root causes of sexual and gender-based violence. António GuterresUN Secretary-General Violence in any form is condemnable.  All forms of violence are recorded in human history. … Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

  • Desertification and Drought Day

    Turning Degraded Land into Healthy Land ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Land degradation affects over two-thirds of the world today, and if left unchecked, it will erode the very foundations of our societies, economies, food security, health, safety, and quality of life. Clearly, a lot of work lies ahead of us. But we can do it. We can … Continue reading Desertification and Drought Day

  • World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

    Access to Justice ToonLogs by ReeSai All kids love being around our grandparents during the growing up sate. They teach so many life-changing lessons. As one grows up, becomes busy their life journey, and tends to ignore the existence of the same elders. It is not uncommon for the elders to gradually turn into a … Continue reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

  • World Blood Donor Day

    Give Blood and Keep the World Beating ToonLogs by ReeSai World Blood Donor Day is observed around the world on June 14 and organised for the first time in 2005 and is a joint initiative of the WHO and Red Cross. The day was chosen as it is the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, the man who … Continue reading World Blood Donor Day

  • International Albinism Awareness Day

    Strength Beyond All Odds ToonLogs by ReeSai June 13 is International Albinism Awareness Day. It is an annual UN observance day adopted in 2014. June 13 was chosen because, on that day in 2013, the UN adopted its first resolution on Albinism. The observance is focused on raising public awareness of Albinism and preventing attacks … Continue reading International Albinism Awareness Day

  • World Day Against Child Labour

    Act Now: End Child Labour! ToonLogs by ReeSai Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man Rabindranath Tagore One of the happiest moments in a couple’s life is the confirmation that they will become parents. The mother’s pain to give birth to the child and the parents’ dedicated efforts … Continue reading World Day Against Child Labour

  • World Oceans Day

    The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods ToonLogs by ReeSai I had the privilege of growing up near the ocean. It pains me to see how overfishing, pollution and rising temperatures are destroying our oceans and biodiversity. As we mark #WorldOceansDay, let’s end our war on nature and ensure the health of our oceans for future generations. … Continue reading World Oceans Day

  • World Food Safety Day

    Safe Food Now for a Healthy Tomorrow ToonLogs by ReeSai Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food. Hippocrates World Food Safety Day observed on 7 June 2021. It aims to draw attention to the need to prevent and manage foodborne risks, ensuring food security and sustainable development.  In recognition of the … Continue reading World Food Safety Day

  • World Environment Day

    Ecosystem Restoration ToonLogs by ReeSai From that atman (Supreme soul), space came into being from space wind, from wind fire, from fire water, from water earth, from earth plants, from plants food, from food man came into being. Yajur VedahTaittiriyopanisad Our ancestors said, Panchabhuta is the origin and lifeline for human beings to survive. The … Continue reading World Environment Day

  • World Bicycle Day

    Uniqueness, Versatility, Longevity of the Bicycle and Simple, Sustainable, Affordable, Reliable means of Transportation ToonLogs by AnuReeSai A bicycle is an industrial revolution in an individual’s life F.K. DayFounder and PresidentWorld Bicycle Relief World Bicycle Day is observed on 3 June 2021. It is UN observation started in 2018. The efforts of Leszek Sobieski’s campaign … Continue reading World Bicycle Day

  • World No Tobacco Day

    Quit Tobacco to Be a Winner ToonLogs by AnuReeSai World No Tobacco Day, observed on May 31 every year. It aims at spreading awareness about the dangers of using Tobacco. It all started with the WHO passing a resolution in 1987 proposing April 7, 1988, to be “a world no-smoking day”. In the subsequent year, WHO … Continue reading World No Tobacco Day

  • International Biodiversity Day

    We are part of the solution #ForNature ToonLogs by ReeSai As we encroach on nature and deplete vital habitats, increasing numbers of species are at risk. That includes humanity and the future we want. António GuterresUN Secretary-General The world is reeling under the impact of a microorganism that is making humanity kneel.  It is estimated … Continue reading International Biodiversity Day

  • World Mediation Day

    ToonLogs by ReeSai When you are a kid, you lay in the grass and watch the clouds going over, and you do not have a thought in your mind. It is purely meditation, and we lose that.  Dick Van Dyke One of the boons our Ancient Indian Knowledge Systems gave to this world is Yoga … Continue reading World Mediation Day

  • World Bee Day

    Bee engaged – Build Back Better for Bees ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Bees are a sign of well-functioning ecosystems José Graziano da SilvaDirector-General, FAO Bees are amongst the most hard-working creatures on the planet, have benefited people, plants, and the environment. They are out “Pollinator Heroes”.  Every third spoonful of food you consume has Bee’s contribution, no not … Continue reading World Bee Day

  • The International Museum Day

    The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine ToonLogs by ReeSai Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once you grow up. Pablo Picasso One of the things you want to do when you are in Paris is to schedule a visit to Louvre Museum and have a glimpse of … Continue reading The International Museum Day

  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

    Accelerating Digital Transformation in Challenging Times ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Digital technologies sustain life, work, health and learning for billions of people. In the face of COVID-19, businesses, governments, and the digital community have proven resilient and innovative, helping to protect lives and livelihoods. These challenging times have accelerated the transformation everywhere. Yet 3.7 billion people – nearly half the world’s population – remain unconnected … Continue reading World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

  • The International Day of Light

    Trust Science ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Light is life. Without light, life on our planet would not exist. In studying light through astrophysics, we delve into some of the deepest mysteries of the Universe. In exploring optics and quantum optics, we plunge into the heart of matter itself. Shamila Nair-BedouelleUNESCO “Can somebody throw some light” one … Continue reading The International Day of Light

  • International Day of Families

    Families and New Technologies ToonLogs by AnuReeSai All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. Leo Tolstoy in Anna Karenina The family is the smallest and most crucial building block of society. “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”– the world is one family, says the Indian Scriptures. In the year 1989 UN passed … Continue reading International Day of Families

  • International Nurses Day

    Nurses: A Voice to Lead – A Vision for Future Healthcare ToonLogs by ReeSai The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others Mahatma Gandhi International Nurses Day is celebrated every year from 1974 on May 12, an initiative of The International Council of Nurses (ICN). The day was chosen … Continue reading International Nurses Day

  • National Technology Day

    Science and Technology for a Sustainable Future ToonLogs by ReeSai It is supposed to be automatic, but actually you have to push this button. John Brunner, Author and Science Fiction Writer Wikipedia traces the origin of the word Technology to Greek words techne and logi (art, skill, the cunning of hand). Science is a systematic knowledge of … Continue reading National Technology Day

  • World Thalassemia Day

    Addressing Health Inequalities Across the Global Thalassemia Community ToonLogs by ReeSai There are many varieties of illnesses that can be unfolded, and Thalassemia Illness is one of them. Every year 8th May is observed as World Thalassemia Day. Thalassemia is a kind of blood dysfunction and the international observation on this day is to learn about this dysfunction, treatment, and preventive … Continue reading World Thalassemia Day

  • International Firefighters’ Day

    ToonLogs by AnuSai India woke up to reports of a fire in hospitals with several deaths of the patients, evoking emotions, and anger. The fire accident at Serum Institute of India caught the media & public attention as SII is playing a significant role in the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines. Time and again, there have … Continue reading International Firefighters’ Day

  • World Press Freedom Day

    Information as a Public Good ToonLogs by ReeSai Every year, 3 May is observed as World Press Freedom Day to celebrate and evaluate the fundamental principles of press freedom, defend the media from attacks on their independence and pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives while being on duty. The UN proclaimed world … Continue reading World Press Freedom Day

  • International Workers Day

    ToonLogs by ReeSai God sells us all things at the price of labour Leonardo da Vinci International Workers Day, also known as International Labour Day, falls on May 1 every year. Many countries all over the world have a holiday for the working class on May 1. It is also often referred to as “May … Continue reading International Workers Day

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Anticipate, Prepare and Respond to Crisesand Invest Now in Resilient Occupational Health and Safety systems ToonLogs by AnuSai It is not uncommon to find some industrial accident, explosion or mishap happening and associated deaths and injuries being reported in the news. Going through such information evokes emotion and worry. Safety and health at work is a … Continue reading World Day for Safety and Health at Work

  • Super Pink Moon

    ToonLogs by AnuSaiTas These are times when everyone’s thoughts are cluttered around the COVID pandemic. The number of cases rising alarmingly, frequent buzzing sounds of the ambulances, lack of adequate infrastructure for health care and people started thinking whether we ever get back to what used to be a normal life.  Nothing else seems to … Continue reading Super Pink Moon

  • World Intellectual Property Day

    IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market ToonLogs by ReeSai People across societies work hard all through their lives to earn a living and acquire things like a house, automobiles, and other properties (tangible and physical) to enhance the quality of life.  Spend many resources (both time and financial) to protect the acquired properties … Continue reading World Intellectual Property Day

  • World Book Day

    To Share a Story ToonLogs by AnuReeSai That is the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet Jhumpa Lahiri Oprah Winfrey says books were my pass to personal freedom. Many of us have special memories of the books that have inspired us and transported us to new worlds, andtake us back … Continue reading World Book Day

  • World Earth Day

    Restore Our Earth ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Humanity found ways of creating newer problems for themselves while finding solutions to the problems they are facing. One of the materials, which is damaging the mother earth is plastic. Recall it being used so generously across the world before realisation daunted and societies started taking steps to reduce … Continue reading World Earth Day

  • World Art Day

    You are Not Alone ToonLogs by ReeSai The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance Aristotle As Oscar Wilde said, the artist looks at things not as they appear to be but as they are. Greatness in art is giving a unique perspective. Each of us … Continue reading World Art Day

  • World Chagas Disease Day

    Let us make Chagas Disease Visible Now ToonLogs by AnuReeSai World Chagas Disease Day is a new addition to the UN observance days. For the first time, the global community observed the day on April 14 in 2020. The initiative of the “International Federation of Associations of People Affected by Chagas Disease” led to the endorsement … Continue reading World Chagas Disease Day

  • International Day of Human Space Flight

    ToonLogs by AnuReeSai It has been 60 years since humans made the first space flight. A new era for humanity began – with the sky no longer the limit. Sky’s and gazing at the stars have always fascinated human beings. There must be many who have spent their childhood looking at the deep blue skies, … Continue reading International Day of Human Space Flight

  • World Homeopathy Day

    The Ultimate Green Medicine April 10 every year is celebrated as World Homeopathy Day. It is dedicated to one of the most popular medicine systems. It commemorates the German physician Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann’s birth anniversary, credited as the inventor of homoeopathy. Hahnemann first coined the word “homoeopathy” (“homoios” in Greek means similar, “pathos” means … Continue reading World Homeopathy Day

  • World Health Day

    Building a Fairer, Healthier World ToonLogs by AnuReeSai It is health that is real wealth, said Mahatma Gandhi. How true it is! The struggle the world is going through to cope with handling the COVID pandemic is a reflection. At this juncture, everyone realises how important being healthy is? The pandemic brought the world to … Continue reading World Health Day

  • The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

    ToonLogs by ReeSai Sport is a way to include everyone  Irina BokovaUNESCO Director-General Recall the celebration of Sachin Tendulkar scoring the 100th century, ruing that fraction of a second delay by PT Usha denying her an Olympic medal or Indians glued to visual media platforms to see if Sindhu would win a gold medal in … Continue reading The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

  • National Maritime Day

    Seafarers, Central to the Way Forward for the Shipping Sector ToonLogs by ReeSai The world woke up to the news that “evergreen” a large merchant ship stuck in the Suez Canal blocking ships’ passage and creating the worlds heaviest traffic jam. World trade came to a halt. The world had a sigh of relief when … Continue reading National Maritime Day

  • International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance

    Perseverance, Partnership, and Progress ToonLogs by ReeSai International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance is observed on April 4 each year. The observation aims at raising awareness about landmines and progress toward their elimination and being observed from 2006. It aims to enhance capabilities to diffuse the mines and explosive remnants of war, especially in those counties … Continue reading International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance

  • World Autism Awareness Day

    ToonLogs by ReeSai UN resolved to set April 2 as the World Autism Awareness Day. It was Qatar that took the lead in proposing the observation of the day and supported by all the member states. The resolution was passed and adopted without a vote in the UN General Assembly and supplements UN initiatives to … Continue reading World Autism Awareness Day

  • World Meteorological Day

    The Ocean, Our Climate and Weather ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Every year the World Meteorological Day is celebrated on March 23 to commemorate an intergovernmental body’s establishment, the World Meteorological Organization, on March 23, 1950. It became UNs specialised agency for meteorology, operational hydrology, and related geophysical sciences. World Meteorological Organisation is much older. It was founded … Continue reading World Meteorological Day

  • World Tuberculosis Day

    The Clock is Ticking ToonLogs by AnuReeSai ‘The Clock is Ticking. Respiratory infections have been haunting humanity for a long time, and Tuberculosis is one such major infections. The world woke up to the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic indicating how deadly respiratory illness can be.  It is a grave reminder that health threats can … Continue reading World Tuberculosis Day

  • World Water Day

    Valuing Water ToonLogs by ReeSai World Water Day is meant to be a call to action. Responsibility lies with all of us. Governments, associations, private partners: we must all recognize the multifold value of water and take action to conserve this basic resource, the resource which gives our planet its unique colour. Audrey AzoulayDirector-General, UNESCO … Continue reading World Water Day

  • World Down Syndrome Day

    We Decide ToonLogs by AnuReeSai The world woke up to the exciting news of NASA’s InSight Mars Lander revealing stunningly clear pictures of the Red Planet. The excitement is about the demonstration of human capability to conquer the far away planets to have a better understanding. There are many such excitements and achievements. Closer to … Continue reading World Down Syndrome Day

  • International Day of Happiness

    Keep Calm. Stay Wise. Be Kind. ToonLogs by AnuReeSai If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects Albert Einstein In 2012 the UN passed a resolution proclaiming March 20 to be observed as the International Day of Happiness (UNIDOHappiness). The resolution was initiated by Bhutan, … Continue reading International Day of Happiness

  • National Vaccination Day

    Vaccines Work for All ToonLogs by AnuReeSai COVID-19 is a human tragedy. But it has also created a generational opportunity, an opportunity to build back a more equal and sustainable world. The response to the pandemic, and to the widespread discontent that preceded it, must be based on a New Social Contract and a New … Continue reading National Vaccination Day

  • The International Day of Mathematics

    Mathematics for a Better World ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Some countries have recently declared mathematics to be “in crisis”, being rejected by students who consider the subject to be boring. This Day is all about remembering what mathematics is for, and in particular, how it can be the basis of innovation for sustainable development. We must … Continue reading The International Day of Mathematics

  • National No Smoking Day

    Be smart. Do not start. ToonLogs by AnuReeSai “Warning: Tobacco and cigarette consumption is injurious to health.” A statement which one encounters in public places. Every budget the finance minister announces enhancing the taxes on Tobacco products. Despite all these, the consumption of Tobacco keeps increasing. Tobacco, one of the most widely used addictive substances … Continue reading National No Smoking Day

  • World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

    Engineering for A Healthy Planet ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Engineering is one of the keys to sustainable development, and in order to unlock all its potential, there needs to be more equality in the world. Audrey AzoulayDirector-General, UNESCO UNESCO proclaimed the World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development and is celebrated worldwide on 4th March every year since … Continue reading World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

  • World Wildlife Day

    Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet ToonLogs by ReeSai The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil but because of those who look on and do nothing Albert Einstein The survival of mother earth largely depends on the realisation that it is not an exclusive possession of humans. In … Continue reading World Wildlife Day

  • Zero Discrimination Day

    Zero Discrimination against Women and Girls ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance Kofi Annan Oxford dictionary describes discrimination as “The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on … Continue reading Zero Discrimination Day

  • National Science Day

    Future of STI: Impact on Education Skills and Work ToonLogs by AnuReeSai In the History of Science, We Often Find That the Study of Some Natural Phenomenon Has Been the Starting Point in the Development of a New Branch of Knowledge CV Raman The National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) initiative in 1986 led to … Continue reading National Science Day

  • International Mother Language Day

    Fostering multilingualism for inclusion in education and society Language gives form to the thought. The first words a child listens are those loving, caring and affectionate ones from the mother and appropriately it is referred to as mother tongue. This year the world is celebrating 22nd year of observation of “World Mother Language Day”. The … Continue reading International Mother Language Day

  • World Pangolin Day

    ToonLogs by AnuReeSai The 10th Annual World Pangolin Day is observed on 20 February 2021. Every year, the third Saturday in February is promoted as World Pangolin Day, the observation is attributed to Annamiticus (a non-profit organisation working on the conservation of wildlife). World Pangolin Day is an opportunity to raise awareness about these unique … Continue reading World Pangolin Day

  • World Radio Day

    New World, New Radio ToonLogs by AnuReeSai More than ever, we need this universal humanist medium, vector of freedom. Without Radio, the right to information and freedom of expression and with them fundamental freedoms would be weakened, as would cultural diversity since community radio stations are the voices of the voiceless. Audrey AzoulayDirector-General of UNESCO … Continue reading World Radio Day

  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    Women Scientists at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19 ToonLogs by AnuReeSai On this International Day, I urge commitment to end bias, greater investments in science, technology, engineering and math education for all women and girls as well as opportunities for their careers and longer-term professional advancement so that all can benefit from their … Continue reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science

  • World Pulses Day

    Nutritious Seeds for a Sustainable Future ToonLogs by AnuReeSai In 2013, the UN proclaimed 2016 as the “International Year of Pulses” to raise awareness of pulses cultivation’s importance in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. The success of observation led to the UN adopting February 10 as World Pulses Day. The objective is to raise public awareness of pulses’ … Continue reading World Pulses Day

  • World Cancer Day

    I Am, and I Will Together, all our actions matter 4 February is observed as World Cancer Day. It aims to raise awareness about Cancer and pressing governments and individuals worldwide to act against the disease. Most cancers get diagnosed at a later stage, and the precious time is lost to give a patient a … Continue reading World Cancer Day

  • World Wetlands Day

    Wetlands and Water 2 February is celebrated as World Wetlands Day. The observation is to raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. Wetlands occur where water meets land, and a wetland of international importance is being referred to as a Ramsar site. Estimates show that 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since … Continue reading World Wetlands Day

  • World Leprosy Day

    Leprosy isn’t what you think ToonLogs by ReeSai I often talk about Leprosy in terms of a motorcycle. The front wheel represents curing the disease and the rear wheel symbolises ending discrimination. Only when both wheels are turning at the same time will we make progress toward our destination of a leprosy-free world Yohei Sasakawa … Continue reading World Leprosy Day

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Lest We Forget ToonLogs by ReeSai The International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust is a time to mourn those who disappeared and to reflect upon the choice of the individuals and governments that allowed this genocide to unfold. It is also a call for vigilance and for action, to … Continue reading International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • National Tourism Day

    Dekho Apna Desh ToonLogs by ReeSai The fool wanders, a wise man travels Thomas Fuller National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 every year. It is observed to encourage tourism and bring awareness about the essential role tourism plays in the country’s growth. It also aims to create global awareness and bring attention to … Continue reading National Tourism Day

  • National Voters’ Day

    Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed ToonLogs by ReeSai National Voters Day is an occasion to appreciate the remarkable contribution of the EC to strengthen our democratic fabric and ensure smooth conduct of elections. This is also a day to spread awareness on the need of ensuring voter registration, particularly among the youth. … Continue reading National Voters’ Day

  • International Day of Education

    Recover and Revitalise Education for the COVID-19 Generation ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Without quality education and lifelong learning for all, we will not succeed in addressing the challenges of our world. This requires investment, coordination, and multilateralism; rethinking what and how we learn, with those who are on the frontlines and will be the actors and … Continue reading International Day of Education

  • Risk Perceptions of Plague Through Millenia

    Prof. Dinesh Kumar Srivastava Epidemics have haunted the earth for eons, with causalities rivalling worst natural disasters and mass extinction events. However, mankind is yet to master the art of handling health crises and its associated perceptions of risk, as evidenced by the ongoing Covid-19 Pandemic. Prof. Dinesh Kumar Srivastava walks us through the History … Continue reading Risk Perceptions of Plague Through Millenia

  • Let’s Talk… Scientoons & Scientoonics

    Communicating Science via Cartoons Science communicators need to constantly reinvent themselves by adapting to changing times and media landscapes in order to capture the attention of the target audience and get their message across. The social media age makes content creators compete for eyeballs with constantly refreshing feeds and non-stop inflow of information. Lowering attention … Continue reading Let’s Talk… Scientoons & Scientoonics

  • National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day

    ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Recall several of us getting glued to the TVs and accessing the internet to find out the status of “Amphan”. With periodic reports about the fury the cyclone is likely to create and wind speeds predicted to be above 260-kilo meters per hour. Anxious wait to know when it would cross and … Continue reading National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day

  • National Youth Day

    Channelising Youth Power for Nation Building ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached Swami Vivekananda India celebrates National Youth Day on 12 January. This date was chosen to honour Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, one of India’s most incredible spiritual and social leaders. It is a celebration of the ideals and … Continue reading National Youth Day

  • World Day of War Orphans

    ToonLogs by AnuSai January 6th is World Day of War Orphans. Aim of observing the day is to spread awareness and address the problems faced by orphans resulting from wars and conflicts. To hear them out and help them overcome the trauma. When children are forced to grow in orphanages, they often face emotional and … Continue reading World Day of War Orphans

  • World Braille Day

    Spread Awareness ToonLogs by AnuReeSai The World Blind Union joins the rest of the world in observing “World Braille Day” on January 4 2021, the third year since it was officially designated by the UN as a day observance. It is to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication for … Continue reading World Braille Day

  • International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

    Observation of first International Day of Epidemic Preparedness ToonLogs by AnuSai World celebrates 1st International Day of Epidemic Preparedness This International Day falls on the birthdate of Louis Pasteur, the French biologist responsible for ground-breaking work on vaccinations. In honouring his work, I salute today’s medical professionals, front-line personnel and essential workers who have carried … Continue reading International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

  • Kisan Diwas

    National Farmers Day ToonLogs by AnuReeSai If agriculture goes wrong, nothing else will have a chance to go right in the country MS Swaminathan Kisan Diwas is a day to celebrate the farmers and their work for the country. To promote awareness among the countrymen to understand the importance of farmers’ contributions to society and … Continue reading Kisan Diwas

  • National Mathematics Day

    Celebrate Ramanujan, the man who knew Infinity ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai National Mathematics Day is celebrated every year on December 22 to recognise the achievements of the Indian Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan who was born on this date in 1887. The observing the day started in 2012, when the then PM Manmohan Singh declared it as National … Continue reading National Mathematics Day

  • International Migrants Day

    Reimagining Human Mobility ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai Migration is the large-scale movement of members of a species into a different environment. Pre-modern migration of humans started with the movement of Homo erectus from Africa to Eurasia and the rest of the world. Migration since then has become a global phenomenon, when people move from one place … Continue reading International Migrants Day

  • National Energy Conservation Day

    ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai Energy conservation is the foundation of energy independence Thomas H. Allen Amount of energy that is made available to the citizens is a measure of human development index of the country. Per capita, energy consumption is often considered an essential indicator of development. As the nation’s race towards achieving progress, consumption of … Continue reading National Energy Conservation Day

  • International Mountain Day

    Mountain biodiversity ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai When you think of most fascinating landscapes, mountains top the list of things that comes to one’s mind. The very thought of looking at the snow-capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas or other mountain ranges, evokes the fascinating feeling gripping the minds. Many have trained for long years to scale … Continue reading International Mountain Day

  • Human Rights Day

    Recover Better – Stand Up for Human Rights ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai The greatness of humanity is not being human but in being humane Mahatma Gandhi In 1948 UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is a milestone document.  It proclaims the entitlement of human beings. Regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, … Continue reading Human Rights Day

  • International Anti-Corruption Day

    Recover with Integrity ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai On International Anti-Corruption Day, all of us – governments, businesses, civil society, and all stakeholders – must resolve to work together to promote accountability and end corruption and bribery for a more just and equal world. António Guterres, UN Secretary General The word “Corruption” originates from a Latin word: corruptus. … Continue reading International Anti-Corruption Day

  • World Soil Day

    Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity ToonLogs by AnuReeSai Protecting the soil and water for the future generations of this land is most important. Whatever we do for the environment today is neither service nor a great achievement; it is a matter of survival. If we have any love for our children, we have to … Continue reading World Soil Day

  • National Pollution Control Day

    To understand the cause of pollution and raise awareness of managing the pollution ToonLogs by AnuSneReeSai Pollution is the addition of any substance or any form of energy to the environment at a faster rate than it can be dispersed, diluted, decomposed, recycled, or stored in any harmless form. Pollution has been a challenge since … Continue reading National Pollution Control Day

  • World Aids Day

    Global Solidarity, Shared Responsibility ToonLogs by ReeSai Health is a human right – and universal health coverage must be a top investment priority. To overcome COVID-19 and end AIDS, the world must stand in Solidarity and share responsibility Antonio GueterresUN Secretary General Since 1988, the world commemorates World AIDS Day on December 1. It is … Continue reading World Aids Day

  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

    ToonLogs by AnuSneReSai Consign Chemical Weapons to ‘Pages of History’ and Remain Vigilant Against Their Use António Guterres, UN Secretary-General Chemical warfare uses the toxic properties of chemical substances to kill, injure or incapacitate the enemy. The fact that chemical weapons were used extensively is a case where the advancements of science and technology are … Continue reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect! ToonLogs by AnuSneReSai Nothing good ever comes of violence. Hence the question, isn’t it silly that it still exists, then? Martin Luther UN describes violence against women as: “any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or … Continue reading International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

  • International Children’s Day

    Investing in our future means investing in our children ToonLogs by SneReSai Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man Rabindranath Tagore It is International Children’s day, A day to reimagine a better future for every child. Think of your childhood, if you are lucky it would bring back … Continue reading International Children’s Day

  • World Toilet Day

    Sustainable Sanitation and Climate Change ToonLogs by AnuSneReSai It was a mixed feeling at the time of writing the log for “ToonLogs” on the topic “World Toilet Day”.  That   of discomfort and troubling questions! Why “Toilet Day” is being observed even after the world has made so much progress? Humans are planning a Mars mission, … Continue reading World Toilet Day

  • International Day for Tolerance

    Resolving Conflict ToonLogs by AnuSneReSai Human beings aim to achieve progress and enhance the quality of their lives. Governments and societies work towards realising the same – all the developments in Science and Technology sought to attain all-round development. In a hurry to progress and achieve success, people and societies are becoming less tolerant.  Understanding … Continue reading International Day for Tolerance

  • World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

    First Responders Recognize the selfless men and womenwho rescue, care for and support victims of road trauma ToonLogs by AnuSneReSai It is 25 years ago this year since a day dedicated to remembering road traffic victims began to be observed. Every year, third Sunday in November is observed as the World Day of Remembrance for … Continue reading World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

  • World Diabetes Day

    The Nurse and Diabetes One in ten people is living with diabetes. One in six in the world with diabetes is from India. One in two people with diabetes don does not know they have it. Globally, more than 420 million people are living with diabetes, with the prevalence of diabetes nearly doubling in the last forty … Continue reading World Diabetes Day

  • World Science Day for Peace and Development

    Science for and with Society ToonLogs by AnuReSai To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science  Albert Einstein No aspect of human life is untouched by science and technology in some form or another.  Although people perceive science as the … Continue reading World Science Day for Peace and Development

  • World Tsunami Awareness Day

    Promoting “Sendai Seven Campaign” Substantially increase the number of countries with national and local disaster risk reduction strategies ToonLogs by AnuReSai India woke up to the shocking realisation of what the sea can do. It was December 26, 2004, a major Tsunami has struck the southern coast of India. There were many emotional and heart-breaking … Continue reading World Tsunami Awareness Day

  • Blue Moon

    Harvest Moon ToonLogs by ReSai “Once in a Blue Moon,” one says when something rare happens. Today is one of those days. Sky gazers are in for a treat tonight (October 31) as the evening sky will host the Blue Moon. If the sky is clear with less pollution, it will be visible and would … Continue reading Blue Moon

  • World Cities Day

    Valuing Our Communities and Cities ToonLogs by AnuReSai At this critical juncture in human history, rethinking the way we plan, build, and manage our urban spaces is not an option but an imperative. Our work to realize this vision begins now. Joan ClosSecretary-General, UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) Urbanisation provides … Continue reading World Cities Day

  • Victory of Good over Evil

    Vijayadashami Dussehra Dasara Dashain ToonLogs by ReSai “Dashahara” is a compound Sanskrit word composed of “dasham”(दशम) and “ahar” (अहर), respectively meaning “10” and “day”. UNESCO describes it as the tradition of performance arts  one of the “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” in 2008.   Vijayadashami is observed for different reasons and celebrated differently in various parts of … Continue reading Victory of Good over Evil

  • World Development Information Day

    New Solutions to Development Challenges ToonLogs by AnuReSai The developing world is full of entrepreneurs and visionaries, who with access to education, equity and credit would play a key role in developing the economic situations in their countries. Muhammad Yunus Development plays a crucial role in our lives. From personal to global, growth is what … Continue reading World Development Information Day

  • UN@75

    2020 and BeyondShaping our Future Together ToonLogs by ReSai As we mark the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations, it is clear that the world has high expectations of us, as the main platform for multilateralism and cooperation on a rules-based international system.The nature of multilateralism is changing, and I have frequently pointed to the … Continue reading UN@75

  • World Statistics Day

    Connecting the World with Data We can Trust ToonLogs by AnuReSai As the United Nations marks its seventy-fifth anniversary and the world deploys data to face a common challenge, let us use World Statistics Day to spotlight the role of statistics in advancing sustainable development for all  António Guterres Secretary-General, UN It is once in … Continue reading World Statistics Day

  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Acting Together to Achieve Social and Environmental Justice for All ToonLogs by AnuReSai We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked, and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty Mother Teresa We are … Continue reading International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

  • Global Handwashing Day

    Hand Hygiene for All ToonLogs by ReSai Three words echoed umpteen times this year are “Wash your Hands”. In the fight against the COVID19, one thing that we cannot forget is the importance of handwashing. A simpler  method to prevent the spread of any virus and ensures better health outcomes overall.  Every human being is … Continue reading Global Handwashing Day

  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

    Disaster Risk Governance ToonLogs by AnuReSai Some people do not like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster Elon Musk A mere rise of just 1˚C above the global average temperature is causing havoc to the environment. The world is seeing frequent occurrences of extreme weather events like heatwaves, droughts, … Continue reading International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • International Day of the Girl Child

    My Voice, Our Equal Future ToonLogs by AnuReSai Support girls. Listen to girls. Help girls realize their dreams Henrietta Holsman ForeUNICEF Executive Director International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the UN, started in 2012. Aims at Increasing awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. There are many challenges: inequality … Continue reading International Day of the Girl Child

  • World Migratory Bird Day

    Birds Connect Our World ToonLogs by ReSai One swallow does not make a summer Aristotle Migratory Birds have lessons to teach to humanity: the will to survive, the intelligence to preserve and plan and the determination to survive. More importantly, the willingness to go through the struggle. Travelling such long distances facing harsh environments, surviving … Continue reading World Migratory Bird Day

  • World Post Day

    Innovation, Integration, and Inclusion ToonLogs by AnuReSai Not long ago, many used to wait for the arrival of Post, in anticipation of communication form the near and dear ones. The job aspirants anxious wait for that call from the prospective employer about the confirmation of the assignment. Elderly parents wait for that “money order” to … Continue reading World Post Day

  • Wildlife Week

    RoaRRoar and Revive – Exploring Human-Animal Relationships ToonLogs by AnuReSai The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing Albert Einstein Survival of mother earth largely depends on the realisation that it is not an exclusive possession of humans. In the … Continue reading Wildlife Week

  • International Day of Non-Violence

    Shaping Peace Together ToonLogs by AnuReSai Nonviolence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man Mahatma Gandhi The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of … Continue reading International Day of Non-Violence

  • International Day for Older Persons

    Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing? ToonLogs by AnuReSai Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter Mark Twain The year 2020 marks the 30th Anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons. The year 2020 marks the beginning of the “Decade of Healthy … Continue reading International Day for Older Persons

  • International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

    ToonLogs by ReSai We need a strengthened, inclusive, and renewed multilateralism built on trust and based on international law that can guide us to our shared goal of a world free of nuclear weapons. António Guterres  UN Secretary General Global nuclear disarmament is the primary goal of the UN. The General Assembly passed a resolution to observe … Continue reading International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

  • International Day of Peace

    Shaping Peace Together ToonLogs by AnuReSai Indian Scriptures have been emphasising the importance of being at Peace. ॐ सह नाववतु।सह नौ भुनक्तु।सह वीर्यं करवावहै।तेजस्वि नावधीतमस्तुमा विद्विषावहै।ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः ॥ May we all be protected, all be nourished, work together with great energy.May our intellect be sharpened, let there be no Animosity amongst usOm, Peace, … Continue reading International Day of Peace

  • World Alzheimer’s Day

    Let’s Talk About Dementia ToonLogs by AnuReSai Many diseases are challenging the researchers in the field of medicine that humanity is yet to find a cure. Some of them are life-threatening as well. Today people are forced to live with diseases, such as – Asthma, Hearing loss (sensorineural), Diabetes, Dengue, Rabies, Hepatitis B, Herpes simplex, … Continue reading World Alzheimer’s Day

  • World Ozone Day

    Ozone for Life 35 Years of Ozone Layer Protection ToonLogs by AnuReSai In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16th September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, to commemorate the date in 1987 on which the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was signed.    Refrigeration and air-conditioning are crucial for … Continue reading World Ozone Day

  • World First Aid Day

    First Aid Saves Lives  ToonLogs by AnuReSai How many times we have encountered these situations: Searching frantically for some medicine, bandage cloth, to attend to the one who has injured.  Travelling on the road, witness an accident see people are hurt and in pain, urge to do something to help them before the ambulance arrives, your training and knowledge of first aid comes handy to help. Open your … Continue reading World First Aid Day

  • International Literacy Day

    Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond Role of educators and changing pedagogies ToonLogs by AnuReSai The UNESCO defines what literacy as: “ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed, and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, … Continue reading International Literacy Day

  • Teachers Day

    ToonLogs by AnuReSai Akhanda-MandalakaramVyaptam Yena CharacharamTatpadam Darshitam YenaTasmai Shri Gurave Namah Salutations to the Guruwho revealed the power of timeless, infinite truth to me and which transcends the Universe India celebrates Teachers’ Day every year on September 5, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, a great scholar, an exemplary teacher, who dedicated his … Continue reading Teachers Day

  • World Coconut Day

    The day of the Kalpavriksha ToonLogs by AnuReSai When It got down to writing this “Toonlogs” on a different topic, my memory took back to 50 years and my travelling to “Konaseema”. The drive on the launch (steamboat) crossing the Godavari and landing in Konaseema and the road journey, surrounded by many coconut trees and … Continue reading World Coconut Day

  • The International Day against Nuclear Tests

    ToonLogs by ReSai Trinity, Little Boy, Fat man, First Lighting, Chic…. Nice and fancy names remind us of the names of comic characters! Well, they are the names given to the nuclear tests conducted by various countries.It all started with Trinity. Trinity has the distinction of being the first detonation of a nuclear device, conducted by … Continue reading The International Day against Nuclear Tests

  • Akshay Urja Diwas

    Eternal Energy Day ToonLogs by ReChhSai There is nothing new under the sun – least of all, the idea of solar energy Bill Kovarikin “The Surprising History of sustainable Energy” 20 August is celebrated as “Akshay Urja Diwas” in India to mark the importance of renewable energy resources and bring awareness amongst citizens. Started in … Continue reading Akshay Urja Diwas

  • World Photography Day

    ToonLogs by ReeSai It is early in the morning, while picking up my coffee and a peep through the window and the joy of watching the Peppal tree with all its majesty. One of the birds on the tree caught my attention, the excitement of watching a new variety of bird made me search for … Continue reading World Photography Day

  • Independence Day

    Modern India @74 ToonLogs by ReChhSai Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living? Mahatma Gandhi 200 years to conquer and take control 100 years to get liberated What a journey it has been The Journey of India becoming Independent It all … Continue reading Independence Day

  • International Youth Day 2020

    Youth Engagement for Global Action ToonLogs by ReChhSai With the world getting more and more connected and turning into a global village, the expectations of the aspiring younger generation are skyrocketing. While the possibility of able to attain a living with enhanced quality of life is becoming attainable, it has a difficult side of the … Continue reading International Youth Day 2020

  • World Elephant Day

    Bringing the World Together to Help Elephants ToonLogs by ReSai World Elephant Day was launched in 2012 by Patricia Sims, a filmmaker and the Elephant Reintroduction Foundation in Thailand to bring attention to the condition of Asian and African elephants and is celebrated every year on 12 August. Elephant is a sacred animal in many … Continue reading World Elephant Day

  • International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    COVID-19 and Indigenous Peoples’ Resilience ToonLogs by ReChhSai Human beings have always been inquisitive and explored the world to conquer new landscapes. Long and hazardous journeys taken by explores, be it Columbus, Vasco da Gama in search of discovering. History has recorded, visits of scholars from various continents travelling long distances to newer kingdoms to study … Continue reading International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

  • International Tiger Day

    ToonLogs by ReSai The magnificent Bengal Tiger. A combination of grace, strength, agility and enormous power has earned the tiger its pride of place as the national animal of India. But the worrying factor is that Tigers are one of the most endangered species. Like many other endangered speices, poaching, hunting, habitat loss and reclaiming the rivers … Continue reading International Tiger Day

  • World Hepatitis Day

    Hepatitis-free future ToonLogs by ReSai 28 JulyWorld Hepatitis Day.     Theme: Hepatitis-free future When the world is battling to cope up with COVID19 pandemic, many of the challenges posed to humanity have gone to the background. Diseases like TB, Hepatitis continue to threaten humanity yet to find solutions to tackle them. COVID adding one more to the … Continue reading World Hepatitis Day

  • World Nature Conservation Day

    ToonLogs by ReSai Tasmadva etasmadatmana akash sambhutah |Akasadvayuh | Vayoragnih | Agnerapah |Adbhyah prithvi | Prithivya osadhayah |Osadhibhyosnam |Annat purusah | From that atman (Supreme soul) space came into being from space wind, from wind fire, from fire water, from water earth, from earth plants, from plants food, from food man came into being.Taittiriyopanisad, Yajur-vedah. … Continue reading World Nature Conservation Day

  • The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

    Our Solutions are in Nature ToonLogs by ReSai A thick frog sneaks slowly out of the muddy water that crosses over the delta,with a slow belly crawl; a crocodile comes out to bask in the sun.Oh! Look at the Ibis flying in to roost in the trees that grow in the dark, brackish water.The sun … Continue reading The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

  • World Brain Day

    Move Together to End Parkinson’s Disease ToonLogs by ReSai Well, if you are here and can read our greetings, feel and resonate, consider yourself lucky, there are  millions across the world who cannot.  In 2014, the Public Awareness and Advocacy Committee of World Federation of Neurology proposed 22 July (the foundation day of the federation) to … Continue reading World Brain Day

  • World Snake Day

    ToonLogs by ReSai World Snake Day is celebrated by wildlife enthusiasts to increase the awareness about the different species of snake and conservation of a sometimes dangerous but mostly misrepresented reptile. Due to their prehistoric lineage, snakes give a glimpse to prehistoric times. Snakes are highly effective predators and play a vital role in maintaining … Continue reading World Snake Day

  • World Population Day 2020

    Raising awareness about the health and rights of womenamid the coronavirus pandemic ToonLogs by ReKaSai 7,797,120,600(when the post is being written)860,00,00,000 in 2030980,00,00,000 in 20501,120,00,00,000 in 2100 No this is not the projection of a score in a cricket match or Bullish Stock market figures. It is the predicted population growth of the planet. World … Continue reading World Population Day 2020

  • National Doctor’s Day

    Lessen the Mortality of COVID19 ToonLogs by ReTaSai sharire jarjarI bhute vyadhi graste kalebare aushadham jaanhavItoyam vaidyo narayano harih  When the body is suffering/beset with disease,Medicine is like sacred water of Gangaand the doctor (Vaidya) is none other than the Supreme GodSri Mannarayana who is Dhanvanthari rupi ParamatmaIt is believed that many chant this while taking medicine … Continue reading National Doctor’s Day

  • International Asteroid Day

    ToonLogs by ReKaSai Space is beautiful, fascinating, a treasure of information and infinite imaginations. Recall as a young kid, looking at the sky, counting the stars and occasionally if you are lucky to get to witness the falling star (meteor falling), gaze at the starts and get drowned in infinite imaginations. The thought would pass … Continue reading International Asteroid Day

  • World Music Day

    ToonLogs by ReKaSai “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends” Alphonse de Lamartine Life is a journey. Bharata Muni describes the emotions humans go through in “Navarasa”. All humans go through the feelings but in varied proportions. Success-Failure, happiness-sorrow, Victory-loss, all are there and many times cyclic, as if a … Continue reading World Music Day

  • International Yoga Day

    Yoga at Home and Yoga with Family ToonLogs by ReKaSai The world has seen calamities of diverse nature in the recent past, be it fire outbreaks, locust swarms and cyclones. To cap it all the Covid-19 outbreak. It has brought to the fore, the importance of immunity and healthy living. Yoga is something that brings these … Continue reading International Yoga Day

  • Ring of Fire

    Annular Solar Eclipse ToonLogs by ReSai Astronomy is one of the oldest sciences relating to the study of planets, stars, galaxies and other celestial objects and phenomena. Mastered by Indians from ancient times.  Aryabhata almost 1,500 years ago, explained the reasons for the eclipses. A solar eclipse takes place when the moon moves between the sun … Continue reading Ring of Fire

  • Desertification and Drought Day

    Food. Feed. Fibre Our Planet is Ailing.Through international action and solidarity, we can scale up, land restoration and nature-based solutions for climate action and the benefit of future generations.By doing so, we can deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and leave no one behind. António GuterresUN Secretary-General ToonLogs by ReSai With the population of the … Continue reading Desertification and Drought Day

  • International Day of UN Peacekeepers

    Women in Peacekeeping – A Key to Peace ToonLogs by ReKaSaiTas Oṃ Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinaḥ, Sarve Santu NirāmayāḥMa Kascidduḥ Khabhagbhaveta, Oṃ Santiḥ Santiḥ Santiḥ “May all sentient beings be at peace, May no one suffer from illness, May all see what is auspicious, May no one suffer.Om peace, peace, peace.” Be peaceful, the scriptures have been advising mankind … Continue reading International Day of UN Peacekeepers

  • International Biodiversity Day

    Our Solutions are in Nature ToonLogs by ReKaSaiTas A microorganism is threatening the whole world, it is estimated that if all the COVID virus that is pervading the world is put together may not weigh more than a gram. If the introduction of such small quantity can create such havoc, how much destruction it can … Continue reading International Biodiversity Day

  • International Day of Families

    ToonLogs by ReKaSaiTas The world is a family One is a relative, the other stranger,say the small minded.The entire world is a family,live the magnanimous. Be detached,be magnanimous,lift up your mind, enjoythe fruit of Brahmanic freedom. —Maha Upanishad “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam”– the world is one family, says the Indian Scriptures. Some of the historians and commentators believe that … Continue reading International Day of Families

  • National Technology Day: Empowering Society by Harnessing the Technology

    ToonLogs by ReKaSai National Technology Day is celebrated to commemorate the quest for scientific inquiry, technological creativity and translating them into meeting the needs of the people and connecting science, society and industry. On 11 May 1998, India successfully conducted operation “Shakti” at Pokhran and joining the elite club of countries with nuclear capabilities. “Smiling Buddha” in … Continue reading National Technology Day: Empowering Society by Harnessing the Technology

  • COVID-19

    Pandemics like COVID-19 are great equalizers. it does not differentiate rich and poor, nor religion, colour and creed. Time to put our differences, prejudices, personal preferences behind and be together to fight: to save the humanity, reduce the pain and minimize the losses. Ultimately when we win our fight against this threatening virus, Does the world learn from this challenge and internalize and become a better place to live?

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