According to the Julian and Gregorian calendars, March is known as the third month of the year. The name March is derived from the Latin Martius which is actually the first month of the original Roman calendar. March signals the arrival of spring. It is a time when the world breaks free from the severe grip of winter and regains its vitality and fertility. It is also a time for festivities because we sprinkle a lot of color in our lives by celebrating Holi.
Raising Our Voice against Sexual Exploitation
Since 2009, 4 March is observed as the World Day of the Fight against Sexual Exploitation.The sole purpose of observing this day is to create consciousness against sexual manipulation and exploitation which affect and involve women and children tremendously. The international criminal groups exploit them sexually, traffic them and also subjugate them.
Commemorating our Various Security Forces
On 4 March, National Security Day of India is celebrated. On this particular day, we recognize and praise the work of the different security forces in India who are responsible for the peace and security of the people and the nation. It is also known as Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas.
On 8 March, International Women’s Day is observed globally to celebrate the various social, economic, cultural and political accomplishments of women. This day also highlights the need to fast-track the gender parity issue in every sphere of life.
Caring for Your Kidney
Every year, the 2nd Thursday of March is marked as World Kidney Day. The main focus to this day is to raise awareness about the significance of kidney to our general health and to lessen the occurrence and impact of kidney disease and the related health issues worldwide. Innumerable events are organized to mark this day.
Making India Polio Free
On 16 March every year, India observes National Vaccination Day or National Immunization Day. This day is a reminder of the importance of eradication of polio from the face of the planet Earth. Each year innumerable children are immunized with polio vaccine on this particular day.
Every year 21 March is globally marked as the World Forestry Day. Forests are the source of greenery and sustenance for human beings on Earth. This day is observed to raise public awareness about the values, importance, and involvement of forest to maintain equilibrium in the cycle of life on the planet Earth.
Celebrating the Core of Our Lives, Water
On 22 March every year, we observe World Water Day. Water is the source of life and without it nothing sustains. So, on this day, we celebrate water and try to create a transformation in the lives of the people who are in distress due to water related issues.
Celebrating Life with Colors
This year Holi will be celebrated on 23 March. There are a number of legends that are associated with this festival of colors. But what it brings with it is essentially excitement, happiness, and unbounded revelry.
Not only human beings, there are other creatures who come out of hibernation in the month of March. So, it is a month that signifies activity, excitement, energy and the gradual revelation of nature’s beauty.