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Days that Matter in 2009
 

May 2017

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The Days that Matter could help to highlight the concerns and apprehensions of the youth today They need a mention in the school calendar. Each special day can be organized in a different way:
 
  • Have a special assembly
  • Enact a play
  • Write a poem or a slogan
  • Organize a quiz or a debate
  • Do a cleanup drive
  • Have a tree planting program
  • Plant a peace garden
  • Have a poster competition
  • Hold a ‘Just a Minute’ competition
  • Call a renowned speaker
  • Hold a classroom board display
  • Have a photo display
  • Organize a field trip
  • Make crafts using local material; or recycled material
  • Organize a candle light walk
  • Have a cycle rally


 

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day:

This day commemorates the right to freedom of expression and also serves as a reminder for the journalists who lost their lives, braved death and imprisonment to express their views to the common man. We in India have writers and journalists who have through the years expressed their freedom and have molded public opinion.

18th May - International Museum Day:

The first Indian museum was established at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata in 1814. At present, Indian has about 750 government and private museums.

21st May - World Day for Cultural Development:

“Further to the adoption of UNESCO’s Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity in November 2001, the General Assembly of the United Nations proclaimed 21 May as World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (Resolution 57/249).
The Day will provide us with an opportunity to deepen understanding of the values of Cultural Diversity and to learn to “live together” better. "(UNESCO)