International Family Day is celebrated globally on May 15th to spread awareness about the benefits of the family system, family problems in our society and to honor the fact that families are the basic foundation of society. This year the Kalikot group of our RAP3 MHLR inclusion and diversity team organised a virtual event on 14th May 2021 in which they presented a video about the importance of having a family in both happy and sad times.
Through a short play, the team presented why it is important to take care of elderly family members during an epidemic like COVID-19, how good family care can help corona patients recover faster, and how those who are away from home can stay in touch with their families through technology. The next part of the video showed the story of some members of the Road Building Groups (RBGs) and specific maintenance group (SMGs) and the difficult times they had to go through due to the untimely demise of loved ones. They described why a loved one’s memory will always be a precious treasure for family members as well as the pain of losing family members. One of the project staff recited a powerful poem describing why family is a beautiful gift and how we can be an example to society by having healthy and positive relationships with our family members.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all the members of the Kalikot team to mark this meaningful celebration. It was a great event that depicts why family is one of the most important and valuable gifts of our life.
Happy International Family Day, 2021!