Mandela Day 2020: Date, History, Wishes, SMS, Messages, Facts, Quotes, Picture, Image & Wallpaper! Every year on 18th July world celebrate Nelson Mandela International Day also known as Mandela Day.
Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 History?
Nelson Mandela International Day is an annual international day in Honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela Day on 18 July 2009.
Mandela Day 2020: Wishes Quotes, Messages, Picture, SMS, Image & Wallpaper:
Here the below some copyright free Nelson Mandela International Day SMS, Wishes, Text, Quotes, Messages, Greetings, Image & Picture for Facebook, Twitter & Whatsapp Status. Just collect them and celebrate Mandela Day 2020.
- I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.
- Live life as though nobody is watching, and express yourself as though everyone is listening.
- One of the most difficult things is not to change society — but to change yourself.
- As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.
- Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
- Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.
- A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
- Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
- To be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
- Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.
- If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Part of being optimistic is keeping one’s head pointed toward the sun, one’s feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death.
- If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.
- There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.
- It always seems impossible until it’s done.
- We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.
- Man’s goodness is a flame that can be hidden but never extinguished.
- No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.
- Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.
- When people are determined they can overcome anything.
- What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
- I never lose. I either win or learn.
- Your playing small does not serve the world. Who are you not to be great?
- Forgiveness liberates the soul. It removes fear. That is why it is such a powerful weapon.
- There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.
- It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.
- Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.
- Fools multiply when wise men are silent.
- You can start changing our world for the better daily, no matter how small the action.
- As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
- May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.
- The greatest glory in living is not in falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
- While poverty persists, there is no true freedom
- After climbing a great hill. One only finds that there are many more hills to climb.
- I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
- Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
- Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.
- Action without vision is only passing time, vision without action is merely day dreaming, but vision with action can change the world.
- Sometimes, it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that great generation. Let your greatness blossom.
- Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings..
- When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.
- If you want the cooperation of humans around you, you must make them feel they are important, and you do that by being genuine and humble.
- Courageous people do not fear forgiving, for the sake of peace.
- People respond in accordance to how you treat them.
Nelson Mandela International Day Facts
- Mandela had six children.
- Nelson Mandela has received several awards including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, the Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order of St. John and the Order of Merit from the Queen Elizabeth II and the Order of Canada.
- When Nelson Mandela was born his name was Rolihlalala Mandela, which meant, to pull a branch off a tree and trouble maker. He was given the name Nelson in school when he was seven years old.
- Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison and ended up spending over 27 years in prison. He was eventually released from prison due to secret talks he had with the president of South Africa at the time, F.W. de Klerk.
Nelson Mandela International Day Top Events and Things to Do
- Devote 67 minutes of your day to helping others (volunteering, helping mom, cleaning, etc.). For 67 years, Nelson Mandela fought for humanity and on every July 18th, Mandela’s birthday, the UN and the NMF ask citizens of the world to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others.
- Watch one of the movies detailing the life of Nelson Mandela or apartheid. Some suggestions are: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013), Invictus(2009), and Mandela and de Klerk (1997).
- Nominate someone or an organization that you think serves every day. If you think they make a positive change in your community you can nominate those you think deserve acknowledgement as a Madiba Change Maker by sharing their stories on social media with the hashtag #Time2Serve.
- Spread awareness by using the hashtags #NelsonMandelaInternationalDay, #MandelaDay and #mandela.
- Research South African history to gain a better understanding of how the apartheid system came about, what it entailed and learn more about the segregation in the country. Books such as The History of South Africa and South African History shed light on the colonial periods and the beginning of state-run segregation.