It was the 101 birth anniversary of the world’s greatest philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, yesterday. United Nations (UN) has declared his birthday as Nelson Mandela International Day, also popularly known as Mandela Day. His birthday is commemorated around the world to pay tribute to South Africa’s first black President for his values, legacy, and contribution to society.
‘Madiba’, affectionately called by the people, who believed in human rights for all, is considered to be the biggest and most inspirational leader in world history. On Mandela Day, his followers took it to their social media handle to pay respect to the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, General Secretary of Indian National Congress, posted an old photo of her with Nelson Mandela, calling him as ‘Uncle Nelson’, who inspired her to be in politics.
The world misses men like #NelsonMandela more than ever today. His life was a testament to truth, love and freedom.
To me, he was Uncle Nelson (who told me I ought to be in politics long before anyone else did!). He will always be my insipration and my guide. pic.twitter.com/JaPeHkT69g
— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) July 18, 2019
UNESCO made a post of Mandela’s quote, calling him a true human hero.
#NelsonMandela was a true human hero.
And he will forever continue to inspire.
Never give up fighting for what is right.
— UNESCO (@UNESCO) July 18, 2019
US Former President, Barack Obama, posted an image, writing, “#MandelaDay reminds us that when things feel dark, confusing, or impossible—take a look back at his writings. There, we see how a belief in the dignity of every person can be made real, an unwavering hope to steel us along our own long walks toward something better”.
#MandelaDay reminds us that when things feel dark, confusing, or impossible—take a look back at his writings. There, we see how a belief in the dignity of every person can be made real, an unwavering hope to steel us along our own long walks toward something better. pic.twitter.com/fKgrVRiHhc
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) July 18, 2019