A Nobel Peace laureate, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in prison fighting racist rule. He became South Africa’s first black president in 1994, serving a 5-year term and now he is celebrating his 94 birthday in South Africa.
African legend Nelson Mandela became South Africa’s first black president in 1994 after fighting racist apartheid rule. Nelson Mandela is officially retired and his public appearances have become increasingly rare – his last being at South Africa’s World Cup two years ago.
Nelson Mandela’s birthday is known around the world as ‘ Mandela Day ‘ and to celebrate this a team of celebrities including One Direction, Lewis Hamilton and Eddie Izzard are encouraging people to devote 67 minutes of their time to community service in recognition of Mandela’s 67 years of service.
Celebrating great leader Nelson Mandela’s 94th Birthday
About 12 million schoolchildren across South Africa sang a specially composed song as part of official celebrations to give an honor for Nelson Mandela with a birthday song written for the day including the line ‘ We love you father ‘ for Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday.
American President Barack Obama together with his wife, Michelle Obama, have also paid tribute ahead of Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday.
Nelson Mandela—whose name transcends age, race, religion and culture—continues to stand for peace. Today, in the day of Nelson Madela’s 94th birthday, now commonly known as ‘ Mandela Day ‘, people around the world perform community service and thus contribute to making the world a more peaceful place.
Nelson Mandela, a Nobel peace laureate, will go down in history along with Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr. and other peacemakers who fought nonviolently for human rights.
‘ We love you father ‘ / South Africa with the rest of the world celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 94th birthday
Across the South America, and even abroad, people are doing good deeds to honor the country’s most famous statesman Nelson Mandela on his 94th birthday. Many volunteers will be collecting books, distributing sanitary pads and cleaning up neighborhoods.
Former US president Bill Clinton, accompanied by his daughter Chelsea, opened a new library for the No-Moscow Primary School in Qunu, ahead of his meeting with Nelson Mandela. ‘ When I think about Mandela I always think about someone committed to the future ‘, Clinton said.
Asked what would be the best gift for Nelson Mandela, Nobel Peace laureate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said the greatest gift the nation could give would be to emulate his magnanimity and grace.