International Men’s Day - 19 November.

On November 19, International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. 

International Men’s Day serves as a global platform to recognize and celebrate the positive contributions of men to society. Originating from the conceptualization by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh in 1999, the day has grown into a significant occasion observed in 1999, the day has grown into a significant occasion observed in nearly 80 countries. In India, Uma Challa, a men’s right advocate, has played a crucial role in popularizing the celebrations since 2007.

This year, the theme for International Men’s Day 2023 is “Zero Male Suicide,” emphasizing the importance of addressing mental health issues among them.

The concept of International Men’s Day dates back to the 1960s, but it was formally observed in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a professor at the University of the West Indies. He chose November 19 in honor of his father’s birthday. Over the years, the day has evolved into a global celebration, shedding light on the challenges faced by men across various cultures and socio-economic backgrounds.

Source: https://internationalmensday.com


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