Sunday, 19 June 2016

Finally a DAY for all Fathers !!!!

The Origin:  
Fathers believed to have originated in 1908. Some historians honor Mrs. Charles Clayton of West Virginia, as the Founder of Father's Day. The tale is linked to  1907's Monongah mining disaster, in West Virginia. This is one of the worst calamity in US mining history which killed 362 local men. Their deaths widowed 250 women and orphaned more than 1,000 children. Mrs. Clayton wanted to pay tribute to all the dead fathers. Finally a day is born, honoring fathers & their influence in society... a day was born to mark special bond between fathers & their children. 
Still some countries including US were not so keen about this day. The real importance for fathers day finally arrived in the year 1957, when Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote to Congress & insisted for immediate implementation  like this  "Either we honor both our parents, mother and father, or let us desist from honoring either one. But to single out just one of our two parents and omit the other is the most grievous insult imaginable." 
This call created  a new beginning. Many countries started celebrating fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, most of them observe this day on the Third Sunday in June.

Why it is to be celebrated
There are many reasons to celebrate fathers day. Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and fatherly figures make to the lives of their children. For most of us, father is a banker provided by the nature. His equanimity is undoubtedly the best. His composed nature always keeps the family life brimming. Many a times, his tenacity keeps the family tempo moving.  This day recognizes the sacrifices he dedicates to his family with his full life that too without any wish. 

This day is to recognize the person in your life, who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, becomes proud as a peacock when you succeed & always keep faith in you even when you fail. He is the person who were there to encourage you when you took the first step. He is the man who makes sure you do what your mother says. He is the man who let you eat ice cream for break fast (only when mother is away), He is the person who taught us how to play rightly the game called "survival"

Knowing & understanding the father is nothing but knowing & understanding the universe. When you interact so closely with your father, you will certainly understand he is more than a hundred school masters. 

On this day, I want to congratulate all the persons who are working diligently to be good fathers whether they are step fathers, surrogate or biological. 

Happy Fathers Day

Cheers.....Anil Panicker

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