“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.”
Princess Diana rightly said, “Family is the most important thing in the world.”
15th May is observed as International Family Day and acknowledges the need to balance between family and work.
The main purpose is to facilitate everyone to look after their families emotionally and financially and to contribute for uplifting the socio-economic status of the society.
According to Murdock, an anthropologist, a family is “a group characterized by common residence, economic cooperation and reproduction. It includes adults of both sexes, at least two of whom maintain a socially approved sexual relationship, and one or more of their children of their own or adopted by the sexually cohabiting adults.”
“The biological, emotional and economic needs are the foundation of a family. It grows out of biological needs, particularly those of the expectant mother and the infant child, who cannot support and live by themselves.”
In 1993 the United Nations Organization declared the observance of International Family Day on 15th May every year.
According to the UNO, the day reflects the significance of family towards society.
In many nations, various programs are organized such as workshops, conferences, poster competitions, radio and television programs, cultural programs, newspaper articles, etc. to promote awareness for the importance of families.
The day aims at cultivating equality and inculcating the noble virtue of ‘sharing of domestic responsibilities and employment opportunities’.
On the occasion of International Family Day, let us renew our commitment and pledge to foster our devotion for our families.