The death of the great humanitarian Mother Teresa is commemorated across the world on September 5 every year by celebrating International Day of Charity.
People from all around the world come together on the International Day of Charity to work toward the common goal of making the world a better place, acting as a symbol of hope and peace in the process. On this day, we honour the qualities that define mankind at its core: compassion, charity, and selflessness.
Every year on September 5th, people throughout the world celebrate International Day of Charity, an event whose origins are steeped in the values of charity and compassion. Mother Teresa, a legendary personality known for her unrelenting commitment to helping India’s impoverished and downtrodden, is a major source of motivation for this celebration. In recognition of her lifelong dedication to helping others, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.
International Day of Charity was established in Hungary in 2011 with the support of the Hungarian Parliament and Government. Following a proposal by Hungary, on December 17, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed Resolution A/RES/67/105, designating September 5 as the International Day of Charity.
Promoting and strengthening social responsibility worldwide, the International Day of Charity aims to increase support for charitable projects and bring people together in a show of solidarity. The day recognises the significance of generosity, charity, and acts of compassion in resolving global issues and enhancing the lives of people in need.
The purpose of celebrating International Day of Charity is to inspire good deeds throughout the globe and pay respect to those who have dedicated their lives to helping others. Many profitable and non-profitable organizations and interested parties are also encouraged to engage in charitable and voluntary work.