“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” - Aesop
Kindness is a trait that promotes peace, acceptance, and humility among people. So that, more and more people and nations can be brought under the umbrella of kindness, 13th November of every year is celebrated as World Kindness Day. This day is observed with the objective to promote works of kindness and good deeds to make the world a better place. It was launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation that was formed in 1997 at the Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from across the globe. Currently, more than 28 nations are a part of The World Kindness Movement.
World Kindness Day is celebrated by acts of kindness like charity to NGOs, offering pro bono service to help the needy, sharing inspiring acts of kindness with larger groups of people, and spreading the message of kindness in our immediate community and global platform. The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO in India provides everyone a platform to celebrate this day with their acts of kindness for children. These meals are crucial in the lives of these for many reasons such as:
- It opens the doors to schools instead of pushing them to the world of labour;
- It meets the nutritional requirement for their healthy growth;
- It contributes to regular attendance;
- It improves their academic performance;
- It increases enrolment rates in schools and decreases the drop-out rate; and
- It instils in them the hope for a better future and strengthens the determination that they will be able to achieve their goals in life.
This World Kindness Day, choose to associate with this NGO in India and support food and education of millions of children. These children are not only residents of India, they are also the citizens of the world.
This year, spread the reach of your kindness by choosing to generously donate for a child. And, as rightly said by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness.”
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a mid-day meal NGO in India serving more than 1.76 million children across 12 states of India. Your act of kindness can transform millions of young lives across the nation by making them healthy and educated.