Nelson Mandela Int’l Day: iGP calls upon people to get inspired by Mandela


Press Statement

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 18 July 2022: The India Greens Party (iGP) today called upon the people to get inspired by people like Nelson Mandela who contributed immensely to the culture of peace and freedom, and served humanity.

In a press statement issued here at the national head office (NHO) of the party, on the occasion of the Nelson Mandela International Day today, the iGP Co-President Rajendra Minj said the people need to get inspiration from the life and work of Nelson Mandela, who devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, as a prisoner of conscience, as an international peacemaker, and as the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

On 18 July every year, the Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated. In recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009.

The iGP Founder, Patron and Mentor Suresh Nautiyal said the Nelson Mandela International Day is an occasion for all of us to take action and inspire change. He said, Mandela also fought against poverty, and promoted social justice. 

“Besides, Mandela made a profound contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world,” added Mr Nautiyal.

Issued from the IGP NHO.


(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)

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