National Education and Sharing Day:
It Is celebrated on the 11th day of the month of Nisan on the Jewish Calendar, so the date on the English calendar will keep on changing every month.
Why National Education and Sharing Day:
This day is celebrated because it established the United States Congress in honor of Rebbe or the Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. This day signifies the education and the knowledge that it can bring to one’s life. The efforts of Rabbi to educate one and all are also remembered on this day. Its celebration is at the national level and is celebrated at every level. When we celebrate this day, we will understand how life can be without education, and hence we will start valuing it more. The impact of education on our way of thinking, acting with others, and managing ourselves will also be known to us through the celebration of this day. We might also be motivated to play our part in the society of spreading literacy.
Education’s impact may not be very much evident to us as we are very privileged; only those who don’t have it will know its value. We often think that education is only limited to books, but it also includes your life experiences.
In addition to these changes in thoughts, you will also know how crucial it is to give the gift of education to others. It doesn’t matter whether you are financially well off or not to help someone in doing so. It would help if you only had good intentions, and the universe will play its role. We all can do and give a lot back to society and those who don’t have anything. The intention of Rebbe is not only to focus on the bookish knowledge or information that will get the money but also values and morals that will enhance their character. Therefore, the celebration of this day will show you how broad and deep the definition of education for Rebbe was. Isn’t it all that our children and we as well should know about?
We all feel very bored with studying sometimes and often tend to take what all we have been blessed with for granted. By celebrating this day along with your family, you can take your kids a lesson as to how they have the most wonderful and important thing in the world. You will also receive happiness on the faces of children to whom you will give the gift of education. When you share your way of celebration with them, even your friends and family will be encouraged to do the same. This will lead to high literacy in your country. You have to make them believe in you when they say that their act of kindness does not matter. So, are you excited to enjoy your best day providing education to others?
How can we observe National Education and Sharing Day?
- Adopt a child’s education
You can always adopt a child’s education from a rural area. You can also look for NGOs and other educational institutions that provide you with the opportunity to gift them education. Usually, there are provisions to take the financial responsibility of entire education or specifically of a year.
- Teach them
Just in case you cannot adopt a child’s education, you can always teach poor children for free. It is said that donation of education is what will make them independent and rise from poverty and adverse situations. You need not be qualified, but you can just help them with basic subjects.
- Give them books and stationery.
When you go to NGOs or orphanages, you can give them materials to help them study in a better manner. These things may be textbooks, notebooks, writing material, laptops, and school bags. You can also motivate others to do the same by sharing your kind act on social media along with hashtags such as #Nationaleducationandsharingday, #educationandsharingday.
Interesting facts on National Education and Sharing Day:
- The date of the National Education and Sharing Day is different from every year.
- It was celebrated on different days before 2018.
- There were many educational initiatives by the Rebbe all over the world, and that is how the importance of education was emphasized all over in the U.S.
- Rebbe thought of education to be information and knowledge of books and the personality development and building of character.
History of National Education and Sharing Day:
Rebbe emphasized the need for education for every child irrespective of his/her race or culture. These missionaries went on over the globe to spread education. To applaud the efforts of Rebbe, it is celebrated. Even the Rebbe wanted a day to be celebrated just like any other day for children’s education. Initially, it was celebrated differently in every other city of the U.S., but then a particular day was decided.