Artwork of the Week 36

week 36Nun Giving Charity By Northcode
Nun Giving Charity, shows a nun carrying a basket of food stuffs and .......

week 36Nun Giving Charity By Northcode
Nun Giving Charity, shows a nun carrying a basket of food stuffs and it suggests that she is giving out the food stuffs to the needy in her community. Today we celebrate the International Day of Charity. The date, 5 September,coincides with the celebration of humanitarian Mother Theresa’s death anniversary. Mother Teresa, a renowned nun and missionary, was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910. She was proclaimed a Saint on 5 September 2016 by Pope Francis.
According to the UN, for over 45 years she ministered to the poor, sick, orphaned and dying, while guiding the Missionaries of Charity’s expansion, first in India and then in other countries, including hospices and homes for the poorest and homeless. In 1948 she became an Indian citizen and founded the order of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkota (Calcutta) in 1950, which became noted for its work among the poor and the dying in that city.
The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. It is about promoting charitable efforts made by others in alleviating poverty, disease and helping people who are caught up inhuman conflicts and natural disasterworldwide.
It recognises the immense role played by charity work in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations. Recognising the incredibly valuable work charities perform encourages others in society to make donations and help in alleviating human suffering.
Charity is the act of giving. It has the power to alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises and disasters, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It promotes the rights of the marginalized and underprivileged and spreads the message of humanity in situations where there is conflict. It also assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, and the protection of cultural and natural heritage through giving or donating funds for such causes.
There are many charities all around the globe, with many being found in third world counties where poverty and disease are still rampant. These charities are all targeting certain problems that are poverty-related such as lack of food or drinking water, lack of shelter or clothes, lack of proper education, and jobs.
In a world that seems to be full of wars of insurgency, poverty and disease, this day gives people the opportunity to donate and to give to others in need. However, it should not only be a one day thing, but people should give generously throughout the year.
Giving does not only mean spending large sums of money, but one can give time and companionship to others in need.Every act of giving can make a huge difference, so let us move forward with the spirit of giving.

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