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    Mohini Ekadashi Brata/International Labour Day
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    Mohini Ekadashi Brata/International Labour Day

    What is Mohini Ekadashi?
    Mohini Ekadashi falls in the Shukla paksha of Baisakh month. In Sanatana mythology, Mohini is the name of the disguised form of Lord Vishnu which appeared in the form of Mohini Ekadashi. Observing this Ekadashi washes every sin committed in this life and also from previous lives, this Ekadashi delivers more results and glories as achieved by donating a thousand cows or rendering huge charity.

    Importance of Mohini Ekadashi ?
    Like all other Ekadashis of the year, Mohini Ekadashi has a special and distinct significance. Today, fasting is believed to be very successful and healthy. Like other Ekadashis, this Ekadashi also has a tradition of bathing in the morning and worshiping Lord Vishnu. From the recitation of Vishnu Sahasranama to Harikirtan, the recitation of Ekadashi Mahatmaya and staying awake at night (Jagram) is done.

    Mohini Ekadashi Vrat Katha
    Related to the ancient incident of "Samundra Manthan" when a dispute emerged between gods and demons upon the consumption of Amrit (Immortal nectar). This was when Lord Vishnu took a form of a beautiful woman "Mohini", engaging demons by her beauty gods were able to drink the immortal nectar and defeat demons. This is my this is called "Mohini Ekadashi", Mohini translates to mesmerizing beauty. Ramayana also cites this Ekadashi, Lord Rama observed this Ekadashi on his pursuit of finding Sita, Mahabharata also brings this Ekadashi where Yudhsithira observes this day with this true wish to institutionalize truth by defeating Kauravas.

    May the grace flow within and out.

    International Labour Day

    122th Day of the year: May 1st, May day
    May 1st is the 122th day of the year (122nd if it is the Leap year). This day of the year is celebrated around the world as International Labor Day with great participation and closeness to labor-related elements.

    Many around the world tend to associate May Day with socialism and communism, as well as confine this day just concerning Cuba and the former Soviet Union, however, it is important to see this day of labor as a more democratic and more important day in today's context. Let me take you back to the 19th century, the 19th century is known as the century of workers and their labor. The beginning of this century has embarked on the beginning of a new dimension of various factories, industries, production and development, the industrial revolution, and economic growth.

    Background of May Day
    In commemoration of the "Hey Market Scandal" in Chicago, the USA on May 4, 1886, before the turn of the 19th century, May 1 is celebrated as a special International Day for Labor and Labor Issues.

    On this day, May 1 commemorates the workers' agitation for an eight-hour day, in which an unidentified person threw a bomb at the police, and in retaliation, many innocent people were killed in a retaliatory attack by the police.

    Remember that before that movement, workers from all over the world used to work up to 16 hours a day. May Day has brought a momentous change in the field of labor and the credit and vision of today's growing labor-friendly society have been started from this day.

    The first ever proclamation of May Day
    It is also important to remember unknown and known labor martyrs across the globe. The English and Nepali adaptations of the historical phrase used on the first day of May 1886, are to be found here only in the courtyard of Hamro Patro.


    The above phrase has addressed the industrialists of that time, in this sense, more than 130 years ago, to some extent, the gap between industrialists and workers still exists.

    May this May Day speak to the world about this. Institutionalize the changes that have taken place and give a working environment and the right value for labor.

    Without the support and involvement of Nepali laborers, no revolution, people's movement, and socio-political transformation would have been possible.

    Now that the definition of labor has become wider, we all Nepali are included in this wide range. The remittances coming from labor abroad have supported Nepal's economy, in that sense, most of the taxes we pay, eat, walk, and run the country are the product of the sweat of those working brothers and sisters. But the extent to which the country itself seeks to respect labor and workers is evident from the looting that begins at the airport and the brokerage system and the government's institutional silence in the vulnerable process and issues of foreign workers.

    The fear of being discriminated against as a laborer commences right from a mother by showing her children to a worker from infancy, if you don't read it, is that you have to work and eat.

    Studying and sweating are completely different, being educated doesn't mean you should be labor, to create a conducive environment in Nepal, we all have to pay attention to this. Let's not educate our kids with a false hope that being educated skips them from being labor, labor is a privilege. The price of sweat is enough to make you laugh, let's restore the value of labor and reinstall smiles.

    Suyog Dhakal

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    Hamro Patro is one of the first Nepali app to include Nepali Patro, launched in 2010. We started with a Nepali Calendar mobile app to help Nepalese living abroad stay in touch with Nepalese festivals and important dates in Nepali calendar year. Later on, to cater to the people who couldn’t type in Nepali using fonts like Preeti, Ganesh and even Nepali Unicode, we built nepali mobile keyboard called Hamro Nepali keyboard.