According to the Julian and Gregorian calendars October is the tenth month of the year but in the old Roman calendar it is the eighth month. It is a month that is replete with many important events which has both global and national significance. In the hustle and bustle of our daily living we often forget very significant things of which we should be aware of as a social being. The month of ‘October’ remind us of those important dates.
Power of Non-Violence
2 October, Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday is observed as the International Day of Non-violence. On this particular day the message of non-violence, peace and tolerance is spread through public awareness and education. The message of this day holds significance in our everyday life not only in the global context but also in the Indian context. The world in fraught with tension and human beings have been depersonalized and this is the grim remainder of the violence that we deal with every day.
Empathizing with the Plight of the Animals
The World Animal Day on 4 October is a cause of celebration and also concern for all the animal lovers around the world. This day is specifically utilized to highlight the predicament of the endangered species. The presence of animals on the face of this universe actually completes & enhances the presence of human beings. This day is celebrated in various countries around the world in different ways.
True Investment in the Child’s Future
5 October is celebrated as the World Techers’ Day. Nobody can predict what lies ahead for a child. So teachers of the contemporary times must have the skills, knowledge and the support system that will help them to meet all the learning and knowledge requirements of all children so that they become human beings in the true sense.
Celebrating the Guardians of our Skies
On 8 October every year Indian celebrates its Airforce day. This particular day is celebrated to spread awareness about the importance and the role of Indian air force in national security issues. Its foremost responsibility is to secure the airspace of Indian from its enemies.
How to Feed the World?
Pangs of hunger is a curse humanity deals with day in and day out. To mark the importance of food and agricultural development, 16 October is observed as the World Food Day. This day is being observed by innumerable countries globally by organizing food festivals, conferences, exhibitions and many other events. These events also highlight the problems associated with the food industry and how to encourage people to make financial investments in the agricultural industry.
Invoking & Inviting the Mother Goddess
12 October 2015 is Mahalaya, an auspicious occasion observed all over Bengal. It heralds the coming of Devi Durga .It is also a time to remember our forefathers. People perform Tarpan on the banks of river Ganga and observe a fast and offer food, water, clothes and sweets to their deceased forefathers.
Celebrating the Colors & Flavors of Sarodutsav
The month of October 2015 is going to be very special for every Bengali around the world and of course who are based in India. This is the time when the colors of sky takes its clear blue color and the smell of the arriving Durga Puja grip our senses. This auspicious time initiates with Shashti which is on 19 October and the festivities peaks with Ashtami evening and the penultimate stage of the frenzied celebrations are reached with the arrival of Dashami which is on 23 October 2015 when the Mother will leaves us for her heavenly abode. The wait for her return begins again.
October is a month which is of tremendous significance for the citizens of the world and also for every Bengali residing in the country. The special dates of this month arouses our consciousness and our sense of duties. It also provide us the time and space to indulge in joyous celebrations.