Meen Sankranti/World Consumer Rights Day | Hamro Patro

ब्लग - साहित्य / नेपाली चाडपर्व तथा दिन विशेष लेखहरू

Meen Sankranti/World Consumer Rights Day


12th Sakranti of the year
With the dryness and light breezes of March, dried leaves and dust particulars frequently appear and reappear in our courtyard and doorsteps. These movements bring a strange inspiration to our hearts, the long winter is now being compensated by the warm waves. Congratulations, we have managed to witness these 11 incredible months of the current year, welcome to this final and 12th month, Chaitra.

Meaning of Sakranti
The pure Sanskrit translation defines the word "Sanskrit" as a transitional and changing phase of time, Sakranti depicts the changes of months, and the first day of a new month is Sakranti as we all know. Along with these passing months, our dress, seasons, and thinking are also changed, Meen Sankranti now demands to store your winter clothes and take back summer clothes.

Movement of sun in Meen sakranti
 Sun enters in Meen Rashi from either Kumva or Mesh Rashi, this day has its religious significance and devotion towards the Sun and its light. Rural Nepal is now all set to organize local fares "Melas", Chaitra is a month of color and brightness. These Melas are organized above the recently cut wheat plants in the fields, Cuckoos are singing the valor of love and rejoice.

Welcome to the spring, king of all seasons. Loads of love, Happy Chaitra.

World Consumer Rights Day

Kennedy's declaration of the four rights of consumers
About 61 years ago today, on March 15, 1962, the then US President John F. Kennedy declared safety, information, choice and hearing as the four rights of consumers. In memory of this historic day, this day is celebrated all over the world on March 15th. Until Kennedy addressed the rights of consumers, consumer rights and rights were not very important in the world, and later, based on these four rights, the United Nations General Assembly passed a treaty with eight more rights in 1985. According to Section 6 of the Consumer Protection Convention 1985 and the Consumer Protection Act 2054 passed by the United Nations, various rights have been guaranteed to every consumer who purchases and consumes goods or services. The eight rights of consumers are protection, information, choice, hearing, consumer education, compensation, access to basic needs and the right to a clean and healthy environment.
On the same basis, each country has issued consumer laws. Even if nations issue laws, each of us consumers should be aware of the four basic principles underlying consumer rights. It is the responsibility of the government and the providers who produce, import, store or sell goods or services to make consumers aware and aware.

Producers, providers or sellers of goods or services must be responsible to the consumer because the entire demand and supply chain and the market mechanism itself depends on the interest and purchasing power of the consumer. Consumers are the sovereign of the market, as the market cannot operate without consumers. Therefore, today advocates that consumers should be given rights and consumers should be respected in the market.

Slogan of the year 2023
Empowering Consumers Through Clean Energy Transitions is the theme of consumer rights day 2023. By combining consumer awareness and rights, this year or the world community has also started advocating for clean energy. Support and best wishes for the move to empower consumers through consumer rights and clean energy transitions, strategically linked to sustainable development goals.

Suyog Dhakal

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