Happy Father’s Day : Do Not make it like Dad just in Photo Frame
Posted June 20th, 2010 by pramoda
The boy who wants his father has become a father.
Father’s Day is a day honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. It is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in 55 of the world’s countries and on other days elsewhere. It complements Mother’s Day, the celebration honoring mothers. It is a widely known celebration.
The concept of celebrating Father’s Day is very new in India. The idea of celebrating Fathers Day has been imported from western countries mainly US, perhaps less than a decade ago. However, it is remarkable to note that the idea of observing a day in honor of fathers has been appreciated by Indians to a large extent. Today, millions of people in India observe Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June by expressing gratitude for their father or men who are like father.
Father’s Day Celebration in India
Just as in UK and US people in India too, celebrate Father’s Day by expressing gratitude and love for Papa. Children gift cards, flowers and other gifts of love to their dad to show their affection. Dining in restaurants or going out for picnic or movie is another common way of celebrating Fathers Day in India.
Several schools and cultural societies in India organize cultural programs on Father’s Day. The idea behind such programs is to inspire children to pay due respect to their dad and take care of them. Fathers are also encouraged to spend quality time with their children and instill in them noble values and manners.
Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a DADDY!
What Makes A Dad
God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree,
I Remember, Dad …
The way that you worked the soil and made your garden grow.
The way that you sat so erect on your fine horse
The way that you worked. You had a good business mind,
And even though we would occasionally disagree,
Yes, I Remember Dad, how we could see easily,
Dads are the ones who are there for you at all times. When you are sick or not you are loved. You might not even be his but a true father is there to take care of you whether your true father is there or not! Be very grateful for the father you have taking care of you because he does not have to but wants to. This only means this dad truly loves you and your family. Thank you dad for everything you have done for me and being there. You’re very loved always, and forever. This is from children everywhere.
As I ponder the love that I saw in his eyes,
Fathers are Wonderful People
Fathers are wonderful people
For, somehow, Father seems to be
And Father struggles daily
And perhaps that is the reason
But if you look inside Dad’s heart,
But he’s so busy every day
But Fathers are just WONDERFUL
For the only reason Dad aspires
And like OUR HEAVENLY FATHER,
“A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again.” — Enid Bagnold
“It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.” — Alice Walker
“None of you can ever be proud enough of being the child of SUCH a Father who has not his equal in this world-so great, so good, so faultless. Try, all of you, to follow in his footsteps and don’t be discouraged, for to be really in everything like him none of you, I am sure, will ever be. Try, therefore, to be like him in some points, and you will have acquired a great deal.” — Victoria, Queen of England
“That is the thankless position of the father in the family-the provider for all, and the enemy of all.” — J. August Strindberg
“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.” — Anne Sexton
“One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” — English Proverb
“To be a successful father . . . there’s one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don’t look at it for the first two years.” — Ernest Hemingway
“A man knows when he is growing old because he begins to look like his father.” — Gabriel García Márquez
“I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.” — Sigmund Freud
“I watched a small man with thick calluses on both hands work fifteen and sixteen hours a day. I saw him once literally bleed from the bottoms of his feet, a man who came here uneducated, alone, unable to speak the language, who taught me all I needed to know about faith and hard work by the simple eloquence of his example.” — Mario Cuomo
“Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young,
“If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does in any fathering situation has a fifty percent chance of being right.” — Bill Cosby
“Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!” — Lydia M. Child
Our suggestion to you : Give your child (son/daughter) sufficient time to mingle with you. Do not create a gap between you and your child. Otherwise things will be out of Control and YOUR CHILD WILL THINK “DAD – WHAT IS THAT? OH!!! HE IS THE ONE IN PHOTO FRAME !!!”
Source: Different verses from different people.
Love you, dad! : by Manmath Nayak
There is nothing like a little pampering – a small gesture to appreciate the big impression a father figure makes on a child’s life. It all started 100 years ago when Sonora Smart Dodd of Washington wanted to honour her father after listening to a church sermon for the newly recognised Mother’s Day.
Since then, every year, the third Sunday of June is celebrated as Father’s Day worldwide. On this day fathers are pampered by their families with fun, food and gifts. As the world celebrates the 100th year of this special relationship, Oman welcomes the day in a traditional manner.
Oman Tribune feels the pulse of the occasion as children and fathers share their plans and views.
Haitham Wael Al Lawati, a student, takes the occasion seriously. “I love my dad the most and would like to show my appreciation by making him feel special. I am planning to gift him a wrist watch,” he said.
Haitham believes this day is an opportunity for children to express their love through simple gestures which we sometimes take for granted.
Prathyaksh M. Prabhakar, studying in Indian School Darsait, is also all set to welcome Father’s Day. He said, “I am making my father a special Father’s Day card. I give a card every year to express my love for him. It’s a kind of thank you note.”
Abhijit Maharana, a student, said: “My father is one of the most affectionate persons I have ever seen. He is my friend, philosopher and guide. It’s good to have a special day for him. I will wish him happiness and good health and pray for his long life.”
Abhijit also pointed out that spending more time with your parents should not be restricted to just special days but should be part of your routine.
Ojas Dipan, another student, said, “My father is my role model. He is an honest person and a nice human being and he sets a brilliant example.” As Dipan plans a family get-together, he also looks forward to spending more time with his father and family.
To keep up with the demand for special gift items on this day, many card and gift shops in Oman prepared themselves for the occasion.
Lawrence Jaya D’Souza, assistant in charge of Cards Store LLC Oman, expected good sales of Father’s Day cards and gift items this year. He said, “We are all set for Father’s Day. Last year we had a good sale of Father’s Day cards. Though the day is not as popular as Mother’s Day, the market in Oman is slowly picking up. So this year we have stocked a variety of Father’s Day cards and have included gift items like special mugs and frames.”
The popular radio station Hi FM is also looking forward to interesting dedications and requests on Father’s Day. Osama Hassan, Production Manager of Hi FM, said: “Our programme that airs between 12pm – 3pm will include dedications and special requests. Like last year, we do believe a lot of people are going to call with special requests and dedications for father figures who play important roles in their lives.”
As children prepared to welcome the special day, some fathers too expressed their views on the subject.
Chittaranjan Mishra said: “Today’s parent-children relationship is on a different plane compared to older generations. In olden days, an open display of affection, especially to a father figure, was a rare picture.” Mishra sees the current trend as a much healthier one and appreciates the younger generation who think for themselves instead of following instructions without questioning.
Pramoda Kumar Maharana said: “Parents should be loved and respected, and that does not need a special day. I love my child and I will forever be there, to love, support and guide him in every step of his life.”
Source: Oman Tribune
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