International Day for Tolerance glorifies the term ‘tolerance’ which refers to the acceptance of different minds and opinions, cultures and diversities throughout the world. International Day for Tolerance is observed on 16 November, every year. Tolerance broadens the dignity and liberty of people. It is also seen as an act of humanity.
World Tolerance Day Theme
The first ‘World Tolerance Summit’ was held in Dubai, UAE on 15-16 November 2018. The target of the summit was to promote tolerance and peace over the world as per the UNESCO declaration. The theme for World Tolerance Summit 2018 was “Prospering from Pluralism: Embracing Diversity through Innovation and Collaboration”.
International Day for Tolerance Activities
Doesn’t matter where we dwell in, our surroundings are full of diversities. Even in a small group of people, there will be dozens of cultural or spiritual differences. To learn to respect is the main purpose of celebrating International Day for Tolerance. Here are some ways in which you can also participate on this occasion:
Saying ‘No’ to violence: Most of the hate crimes are occurred due to intolerance. If we practice respecting other’s ethics and values, it is less likely to happen such violation of personal rights.
Making debates: Debates are always a peaceful way to resolve any issue. You don’t agree with someone that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to disrespect or harm them.
Art exhibitions: Different types of arts can be showcased to picture the importance of diversity for our existence.
International Day for Tolerance Quotes
Let’s see some beautiful quotes regarding International Day for Tolerance.
- “It is not for me to judge another man’s life. I must judge, I must choose, I must spurn, purely for myself. For myself, alone.” – Herman Hesse
- “The highest result of education is tolerance.” – Helen Keller
- “Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.” – Ayaan Hirsi Ali
World Tolerance Day Speech
It is a day to remind everyone of the dignity of the very individual. Respecting different opinions will make us more human resulting in a peaceful world where no one will be afraid of expressing their true colors. Violence can never be an option, in any circumstances. Every life is precious and full of possibilities. We don’t have the right to overtake anyone’s independence. Unless and until someone is doing something illegal, they have the right to go to any extent. Please be more careful about your words and activities to others.
Let ‘Being tolerant and respectful’ to be our motto in this International Day for Tolerance.