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Sombare Aunshi/World Day of Social Justice

Sombare Aunshi , Monday no moon night

Sombare Aunshi has a specific significance in Nepal, this dates back to January 2, 1990, when an earthquake of 8.4 Richter scale struck Nepal. This day was Monday no moon day or Monday Aaunshi. And that Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, and Rahu were in the same zodiac sign.

Even today is Monday and its Aunshi. The day that falls on a no moon on Monday is called a Monday Aunshi. According to our calendar, one Monday falls every seven days and one no moon day falls every month. Even today is Monday. After the earthquake, Aunshi was seen on Monday with terror and fear, but not so, the greatness and importance of Aunshi on Monday has been inseparable and unbroken for centuries.

But the coincidence of Mondays and no moon day is only occasional that it happens just once a twice a year. This festival is considered auspicious for bathing or giving alms. Devotees from far and wide visit various pilgrimage stalls only for bathing.

According to Hindus, it takes a great coincidence or fortune to get the date of today's "Monday Aunshi". It is said that even the characters of the Mahabharata in their lifetime could not get the date of Aunshi on this day i.e. Monday.

In mythological times, the number of no moon day on Monday was very low, but with the onset of the Kali Yuga, the number of Monday Aaunshi began to increase on earth. It is said that such Aaunshi occurs to give devotees more opportunities for salvation and humanitarian activities. So what is your plan for this Monday Aaunshi?

According to Hindu scriptures, it is said that one can attain virtue by bathing and meditating in silence on this day. Monday is the day of the moon. The moon is the symbol of the mind and the sun is the symbol of the brain. Monday is also considered as Shivaji's day and today is dedicated to Lord Shivaji.

World Social Justice Day

The significance of World Social Justice Day
Since 2009, February 20 has been recognized as the World Day of Social Justice. The resolution marking that day was adopted by the UN General Assembly. The event serves as a reflection on the importance of social justice for global growth, security, and peace. In its resolution, the UN recognized the need for stronger global actions to combat poverty. Promoting social progress and gender equality are key priorities.

Fairness is critical to social justice. It encompasses all social systems, opportunities, and necessities on a fundamental level. Maintaining equality for all people is a concern of social justice, which is strongly tied to human rights.

The World Day for Social Justice, provides a forum for promoting social justice problems all across the world. When people are aware of the various injustices that exist in the world, they are better able to develop remedies and advance true equality. Only equality can ensure happy, healthy societies where people can reach their full potential.
The UN's dedication to social justice was strengthened in 2008 when the International Labour Organization (a UN agency) adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization. The first official World Day for Social Justice was observed in 2009.

Overcoming Obstacles and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice is the theme for 2023.
The subject for this year is "Overcoming Barriers and Unleashing Opportunities for Social Justice," which focuses on the suggestions to promote international cooperation and to restore public confidence in the government. As a result, the 2023 World Day of Social Justice offers a chance to encourage discussion with Member States, young people, social partners, civil society organizations, UN agencies, and other stakeholders about the steps that must be taken to strengthen the social contract that has been shattered by escalating inequality, armed conflicts, and weak institutions that are supposed to protect workers' rights.

Meaningful wishes

Suyog Dhakal

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