Arvanah Mother’s Day Drawing Competition

Mother's Day is just round the corner and so is the annual Arvanah Mother's Day Drawing Competition

 

Arvanah Mother’s Day Drawing Competition

Mother’s Day is just round the corner and so is the annual Arvanah Mother’s Day Drawing Competition.

Drawing inspiration from the immense success of the Mother’s Day Drawing competition over the last two years, the Season 3 of the annual event will take place on 13 May 2018.

The event, which is being organised in the joint association of Arvanah with Arth Diagnostic and Dainik Bhaskar will begin at 9:30am at the Arvanah Shopping Mall.

Children between 5-14 years age will participate in the event, the registrations for which, closed on 11th May.

Participants have been divided into age groups of 5-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-14years.

Top three in each category will be given given amazing prizes. The first prize winners in each category will be given a Laptop, Tablets and mini Tablets. 10 Consolation prizes as well as certificates to each participant will also be given.

Over 700 entries for the competition were received till today and the competition will take place on 13 May. Udaipurwale is the online partner at the event, with 18 Colours Production House.

Mother’s Day – History

True origins  dates back to the years leading up to the U.S. Civil War, when a woman named Ann Reeves Jarvis helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” in West Virginia. Their goal was to  lower infant mortality rates by teaching local women how to properly care for their children, improve sanitary conditions, and fight disease. When war finally broke out in 1861, the groups began tending the wounds of soldiers from both sides. By 1868, after the Civil War was over, Jarvis transformed the organization into a peace-focused movement called “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” which involved bringing former Union and Confederate soldiers together to reconcile. Jarvis, often called “Mother Jarvis,” wrote:
“Why do not the mothers of mankind interfere in these matters to prevent the waste of that human life of which they alone bear and know the cost?”
Around the same time, other women around the country organized their own early Mother’s Days. Abolitionist and suffragette  Julia Ward Howe wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation” in 1870, which called on all mothers to unite and promote world peace. She later campaigned for a holiday called “Mother’s Peace Day” to be celebrated every June 2. And Juliet Calhoun Blakely, a temperance activist from Michigan,  inspired a local Mother’s Day to be celebrated there in the 1870s. But it wasn’t until the early 1900s that Mother’s Day was nationally recognized. Anna Jarvis, the daughter of Ann Reeves Jarvis, pushed for the holiday  after her mother died in 1905, wanting a holiday that honors all of the sacrifices mothers make for their children. Arvanah Mother’s Day Drawing Competition In 1908, Jarvis found financial backing to host an official Mother’s Day celebration at a church in West Virginia. At the same time, a celebration happened at a retail store in Philadelphia that belonged to Jarvis’ financial backer. Arvanah Mother’s Day Drawing Competition It was a sensation, so Jarvis decided to make it her goal to get the holiday added to the national calendar. By 1912,  Jarvis quit her job and started the Mother’s Day International Association, which formed partnerships with local businesses and ran letter-writing campaigns to government officials. It worked. Towns and churches in several states adopted Mother’s Day as an annual holiday, and by 1914, President Woodrow Wilson  made it an official holiday in 1914. Photo Courtesy: Anna Jarvis – Wikipedia Commons; Mother and Child – artponnada (Ponnada Murty)

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