The World's Mothers Don't Always Get The Care They Need
Every year, Save the Children releases its State of the World's Mothers Report , highlighting the best and worst places in the world to be a mother.
In India the report found the largest gaps between rich and poor. The poorest children in cities across India are three times as likely as
the wealthiest children to die before their fifth birthday. In India nearly 300,000 babies die the day they are born — more than any other
country in the world, accounting for nearly a third of all newborn deaths worldwide.
And we found that 50,000 mothers die each year in India as a result of
birth complications, versus 1,200 in the United States. But the poor bear the greatest burden not only in the developing world but in the U.S. as well.
History of Mother's Day
The earliest history of Mothers Day dates back to the ancient Hindu Vedic period where Mata, the Goddess were worshiped
in every spiritual celebrations. For thousands of years Hindus have been celebrating a ten-day festival, Goddess Durga
Puja, honoring the divine mother Durga, in early October. Later it was an annual spring festival where the Greeks dedicated to maternal goddesses.
The Greeks used the occasion to honor Rhea, wife of Cronus and the mother of many deities of Greek mythology. The more recent history of Mothers Day
dates back to 1600s in England. Here a Mothering Sunday was celebrated annually on the fourth Sunday of Lent to honor mothers. After a prayer
service in church to honor Virgin Mary, children brought gifts and flowers to pay tribute to their own mothers.
The idea of official celebration of Mothers day in US was first suggested by Julia Ward Howe in 1872. An activist, writer and poet Julia shot to fame with her
famous Civil War song, "Battle Hymn of the Republic". Latter Anna Jarvis is recognised as the Founder of Mothers Day in US.
By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union and on May 8, 1914 President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint
Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day. Today Mother's Day is celebrated in several countries including US, UK,
India, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium.
Mother's Day In India:
For thousands of years Hindus have been celebrating a ten-day festival, Durga Puja, honouring the divine mother Durga, in early October. But
now 'Mother's Day' has also come to become a part of our culture. Today in India we also have an opportunity to honour and show our appreciation for our flesh and blood mother.
According to the National Family Survey there are around 23 million child brides in the country. In rural India nearly 71 per
cent girls were married before they turned 18..Again the cases of crime against women, cases of female
foeticide, child marrige and dowry are rising. MOTHER'S
Pay tribute to your mother
On the special occasion of Mother's Day pay tribute to your mother - the greatest blessing of God on you. She is the focal point of our lives, the greatest human
being in the world or should we say divinity on earth. One of the most beautiful voice in the world is the call of the mother and the happiest place on earth is where mother lives. .
International Mothers Day is celebrated in several countries including India, US, UK,
Denmark, Finland, Italy, Turkey, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China, Japan and Belgium. People take the day as an opportunity to pay
tribute to their mothers and thank them for all their love and support. The day has become most popular and and children must pay
full respect to their mothers. There is simply no way we can ever really thank mother for all she has done for us.
Mothers Day is the right time to apologies for all the troubles that we gave to our mothers, without even realizing at most times how troublesome we must have been to her. Mothers Day is the perfect day
to celebrate the joys of having a mother. Think about her likes and dislikes about gifts and idea on celebration and act accordingly. In some
countries there is a tradition of gifting flowers, cards and others gift to mothers on the Mothers Day. A beautiful flower of rose is enough to to express our love and gratitude for our beloved mother