World Kindness Day

13 Nov 2020  Fri

World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement, a coalition of nations' kindness NGOs. World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness which binds us.

Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating the Buddhist Jataka Tales one of them are the Suvannasama Jataka narrating the “Perfection of Loving-Kindness”. The stamp was issued in the year 1996 which comes with a denomination of 8 Baht.

The Jataka The illustration on the above 8 Baht stamp celebrating Magha Puja Day shows King Piliyakka accosting Sama after having shot him with an arrow mistaking him to be a deer which is shown standing very near to Sama. In his left hand, Sama is holding a covered pot in which he was carrying water for his blind parents.

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