International Peace day

Today (Sept 21) is observed as International Peace day worldwide.This day is celebrated for world peace and cooperation among the countries.On this day, all the countries will cease fire for 24 hours.There will no war or any sort of attack among the countries.Considering many clashes and wars between countries for supremacy or civil wars in many countries for better livelihood, everyone is need of day off from these violent activities.

World Peace day is one of those days which has to be celebrated worldwide like a festival.In 21st century, where world on one side is moving in the rate of knots,on the other side we have wars which causing the progress to slow down.Because of fear of attacks,almost all the countries are investing more in military than in improving living standards.Clashes are mostly because of resource imbalances or cultural differences.Most of these can be eliminated by talk and cooperation between countries.

Military should be used only for defense but not otherwise.As we can see the pattern, all the wars are followed by recessions or economic disasters that are causing unemployment and other problems affecting each and every country.To sum up what the war results in, as German proverb says “A great war leaves the country with three armies - an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves.”

Lets hope there will be peace worldwide throughout the year but not in few specific days.All the countries should start to decrease the military budget and concentrate more on providing basic facilities and education for every individual.Share your thoughts and bye!!!

Literacy – a one time solution to many problems

Sept 8th is celebrated as International Literacy Day. UNESCO started this tradition in 1965 to highlight the importance of education in the welfare of mankind.According to Global Monitoring Report 2008, about 750+ million lack the minimum literacy skills. Being one of the fastest growing economies in recent times, India still constitutes 35% of world illiterate population and has highest number of illiterates in the world.If this is the case in a huge country like India, it must be worse in the countries with low income. As the estimation from UNESCO says it needs  additional $16 billion to improve education standards  in 46 low income nations. These figures will be worse because of  rise in food prices and unemployment caused due to recession.