Friday, May 31, 2013

World No Tobacco Day - May 31st

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31.The day is further intended to draw global attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to 5.4 million deaths worldwide annually. The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987. In the past twenty years, the day has been met with both enthusiasm and resistance across the globe from governments, public health organizations, smokers, growers, and the tobacco industry.

1. You are what your surrounding is. Don’t be in the environment where tobacco is encouraged. Get away from those who have the habit and slowly you will start losing interest in tobacco.
2. Make smaller commitments. Don’t commit to quit tobacco forever. Start with few days. If you are successful, make it few months. If you can, you will probably get rid of it forever.
3. Have a mentor. Find someone who can counsel you whenever you have the urge to smoke or chewtobacco. The grace of a guru always helps :-)
4. Choose an alternative. Find something that can keep you engaged whenever you have the urge oftobacco. Maybe a cup of tea or some sweet or a phone call or some music or meditation… Caution: Don’t get in to another bad habit to quit tobacco. Find a replacement that will not harm your health!
5. Focus on the pain. When you think TOBACCO; think PAIN. Recall the damages tobacco can cause to your body. Read about CANCER. Read the stories of people who suffered. Watch videos, paste pictures, do all that it takes to keep reminding yourself about the PAIN! It is a basic nature of human beings to avoid pain and you are no different!

Monday, November 12, 2012

World Diabetes Day - 14th Nov 2012 (Think Blue, Wear Blue)

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14, to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea which led to the discovery of insulin in 1922.
The campaign aims at encouraging people like us to take heed of the situation proactively and acknowledge the warning signs. It is also hoped that the increased awareness will lead to more resources to fight the causes of diabetes and help fund research into improved treatment options.

Today, Diabetes is one of the most common diseases prevailing in the lifestyle of every stratum of society. Diabetes is a health condition of a person that occurs when body is not able to utilize the hormone insulin properly. Most of the people suffering from diabetes are unaware of the fact that they are a victim of this disease due to lack of information and knowledge of the signs and symptoms of this disease.
Here are some common symptoms that can help you to diagnose the disease in its early stage and prevent it from being fatal!
v  Hereditary                                                                         
v  Blurry Vision                                                                      
v  Dryness of skin                                                                
v  Mental exertion                                                                              
v  Sudden loss in weight
v  Tingling or numbness in Hands, legs or Feet
v  Dizziness
v  Slow rate of healing wounds
v  Abnormal increase in appetite
v  Unusual increase of thirst and urination

Show you care. Think Blue. Wear Blue.
The colour blue reflects the sky that unites all nations and is the colour of the United Nations flag. The blue circle signifies the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes pandemic.

Help us advocate and bring awareness for diabetes and the people touched by it. Wear something blue and show you care.
People across the globe will be ‘rockin’ their blues on November 14.
Will you be?

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

World Animal Day : Oct 4th

The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. "
                                                                                                                                                                    – Mohandas Gandhi

The aim of World Animal Day is to celebrate animal life in all its forms as well as humankind's relationship with the animal kingdom.World Animal Day, designated on October 4, has been historically celebrated since 1931 as a way of highlighting the plight of animals across the globe. Chosen on the date of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, it is currently celebrated in various ways throughout the world with no particular focus on nationality, religion, or political ideology.
The aim of the day is to educate and make people aware of beautiful creatures, while also providing information on how to look after and respect animals.

What You Can do ?

World Animal Day 4th October - Be a part of something special, Get involved and show you care about animals.Dont tream them as just they re animal. Treat them as a special one.World Animal Day presents such a wonderful opportunity for everyone who cares about animals to stand unite with animal advocates around the world in order to heighten public awareness of animal issues, an oppourtunity far too good to miss! Increase awareness of animal issues will lead the way to improve standards of animal welfare throughout the glove and what an achievement that will be.This day carries a level of importance beyond any religious observance. Many species of wild animal are increasingly threatened and endangered.

World Habitat Day - Oct 1

Wildlife is all-important for the eco-system to sustain and survive.And wildlife thrives on an ideal habitat.

The first Monday of October is World Habitat Day. October 1 to 7, every year, is celebrated as World Wildlife Week.It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986.

Musk, ivory, rhino horns, tiger and leopard skins and much more demanded, endanger our wildlife. Even our constant search for land, forests destruction lead to a loss of habitat for wildlife which lead to an extinction of many of the important species.

Friday, September 21, 2012

ZeDay on September 21

Zero Emissions Day is a Global 24 hour Moratorium on Fossil Fuel Combustion to be held globally on 21.
The message, "Giving our planet one day off a year", was simple yet profound. This is a simple call for collective action to take some of the pressure off our dying world. It’s important because it shows us what a day without fossil fuel use can feel like, and it’s not that bad.

So mark this one in your calendar and this September 21 devotes a day to the planet we all love.

The Zero Emissions Day movement is inspired by the awareness that earth civilizations have been accelerating exponentially fed by the consumption of our finite fossil fuel resources – and this hasn't stopped for over two centuries. It's occurred to many that it would be a really good idea if we put the brakes on what appears to be runaway and completely out of control.

There are scores of campaigns which deal with different aspects of the problems we face (and these are all to be commended). Until recently though, these generally would either focus protest and anger against such and such or encourage an orgy of energy expenditure to draw attention to a cause.
ZeDay is completely different in this respect. It is simply stopping for a day. Going back to square one. It is not against anything. It's all inclusive, requires nothing save mindfulness, and promises general, universal benefit.

The moratorium might go by any name really. The 'Z' in ZeDay, stands for zero, and yet could just as well signify that we really have come to the end of the line (alphabet) at this point. The recently calculated Earth Overshoot Day from the Global Footprint Network highlights how we as a species are dead-ending, using more resources than our planet can produce in any giving year at an alarming rate (and we’ve been living like this for over 20 years now!).

You have the power to benefit everyone and everything on our planet. The Path is Easy!

The Guidelines are simple: 

1.Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal. 
2.Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. 
3.Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally.

The Guidelines are simple:
1. Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal. 
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2. Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. 
3. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally. 
4. Do your best, be creative, have fun, enjoy the day!

If we're not able to stop the world completely, we can at least do our very best to slow it down for a day, and just that might make a big difference.

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