Sunday, May 14, 2017



Every year, the second Sunday of May is celebrated as Mother's Day across the world. All of us would agree that mothers deserve more than just a day dedicated to them. We often forget to appreciate our moms for their sacrifice and love. Being a mother  is hands down the most demanding job of the world and they do it so selflessly without ever complaining. While we can never repay our mothers for their love and devotion, we can at least devote all our time to them on Mother's Day.
The custom of celebrating Mother’s Day on the second Sunday of May was first adopted by United States. Many otഷത്തിൽ her countries then followed suit. Anna Jarvis first held a campaign to make “Mother’s Day” a recognised holiday in the United States in 1905, the year her mother, Ann Reeves Jarvis, died. The day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. The church now holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine.
However, there are several other nations that have associated the day with older traditions. Keeping alive the memory of Mother Church, not motherhood on Christian Mothering Sunday — Mother’s Day is celebrated on the fourth Sunday of March in United Kingdom and Ireland even though it is not related to the spirit of expressing love for moms.
"ഒരു ഭാഷാമുഴുവനും ഒരു വാക്കിലൊതുങ്ങുമെങ്കിൽ ,ഒരായുസ്സുമുഴുവനുമൊരു നിമിഷത്തിൽ അടങ്ങുമെങ്കിൽ ,ഒരുകാലം മുഴുവൻ ഒരുകണികയിലൊതുങ്ങുമെങ്കിൽ അതിനോടെല്ലാം ചേർത്തുവയ്ക്കാവുന്ന അമൂല്യതയുടെയും അതുല്യതയുടെയും പര്യായമാണ് അമ്മ"

Prof. John Kurakar

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