Every year on July 18, the birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela is marked and is tagged International Nelson Mandela Day. The day is popularly known as 67 Minutes Mandela day.
Nelson Mandela was the South African President who fought for 67 years for social justice and democracy. He is referred to as the “Father of the Nation” and was the first black head of the state.
His contributions include service to humanity as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker, and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.
The day is an occasion for everyone to take action and inspire change.
Nelson Mandela Quotes:
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“Do not judge me by my successes, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.”
“It is easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.”
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”