Solidarity by definition is the unity or agreement of feeling or action, especially among individuals with a common interest. In general, it is the mutual support within a group. Human beings, since the beginning of time, have proved to be social creatures. Man has been proved to have lived in tribes and groups since his inception. While security, friendship and survival have been the fundamental reasons for this amalgamation of people, it has encouraged and inculcated qualities such as solidarity and concord within the human heart over centuries.
International Human Solidarity Day is a day marked to commemorate and encourage human solidarity and co-existence worldwide. While it celebrates the unity in diversity, it is also a day devoted to raising awareness about the importance of solidarity. The 20th of December is the calendar date scheduled by organizations worldwide to encourage various debates and discussions on the numerous ways that can be used to advocate the Sustainable Development Goals, including and not limited to poverty eradication.
It is importance to be of the understanding that solidarity, unity and harmony can only be achieved if the necessary steps are taken to inculcate such traits and attributes within the hearts and souls of the future citizens of the world. That being said, it is heartening to observe the escalating enthusiasm and commitment portrayed by the youth of today’s generation in stimulating and uplifting solidarity and its awareness through their active involvement in various initiatives such as Rotaries and other non-profit organizations.
We, the Rotaract Club of IIT, encourage and urge you all to act in solidarity and accord while taking into account the words of Helen Keller; ‘’Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much’’
Written by : Rtr. Neamath Masharik