The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world.
The International Day of Charity was conceived as a Hungarian civil society initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011 to enhance visibility, organize special events, and in this way to increase solidarity, social responsibility, and public support for the charity.
5th September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace."
In the year 1951, India Post issued a 1 Anna ‘Healthy India’ Charity stamps without postal Validity. The stamps were issued on the opposite of the Republic Day. This Pink on White stamp depicts a couple in the forest with the inscription “Healthy India” on top and “Swasth Bharat” at the bottom. The central theme is flanked by the denomination value and the emblem of Indan at the top.
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