Mandela day is a day to commemorate the birth of the greatest, courageous, determined and patriotic leader, Mandiba Nelson Mandela. He was born on the 18th of July 1918 at Mvezo, a tiny village on the banks of Mbashe River in the district of Umtata, the capital of Transkei. The year of his birth marked the end of Great War; the outbreak of influenza epidemic that killed millions of people throughout the world and the visit of the delegation of the African National congress to the Versailles peace conferences to voice the grievances of African people of South Africa. His birth was great landmark in the history of all man. His life was destined for struggle, perseverance, endurance, and a role model of a great leader. In his path to Long Walk to Freedom he wonderfully touched so many lives all over the world, and even in dire situations he never looked back but he looked into the future. It was a longest tunnel that a man has ever walked through, a tunnel that was tunnelled with despair and anguish. At the end of the tunnel he saw the light coming through and it gave him a tremendous joy, which upon its arrival he celebrated with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, who gave him a great pleasure; and his all comrades, friends, and fellow South Africans whom he served and whose courage, determination and patriotism remained as his source of his inspiration.
It’s already nine days left to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s birthday. I have found out there are so many ways we can all get involved to distinguish the day. In your own charitable style do what you can do to help others. Let it be realistic. You may touch on or two people but your service would not be forgotten, for Mandiba Nelson Mandela has never been forgotten. Give something, donate, teach someone a new lesson, sing, dance, create etc. Upon that day just do something worthwhile to charity or to other people. If you lack ideas visit the www.mandela.com, I feel happy that I have shared something special with you and I recommend to you to come back on my blog on the 18th of July 2012. There shall be something special for you to ponder upon. I believe you are all going to share with me of what you have done on the day and leaving your comments on my blog can do all this.