The father is the greatest being in the world who lives a life of constant effort, endeavour and hard work for the best upbringing and comfort of his children, and does not hesitate to sacrifice his life when needed. The International Father’s Day is being celebrated today all over the world including Pakistan.
Father’s Day celebrations began on June 19, 1910, in Washington. The idea was mooted by a woman, Sonora Smart Dodd, as she listened to a speech on International Mother’s Day.
After her mother’s death, Sonora was raised by her father, American Civil War veteran William Smart, and she wanted to tell her father how important she was to him.
Since William was born in June, Sonora celebrated his first Father’s Day on June 19.
A National Fathers Committee was formed in New York City in 1926, and the day was formally recognized in 1956 by a resolution of the US Congress.
In 1972, then US President Richard Nixon permanently designated Father’s Day as the third Sunday in June, and since then it has been celebrated on the third Sunday in June in most parts of the world, including Pakistan.
In some countries, this day is also celebrated on different dates.
According to a study, children who live close to their fathers understand and learn things quickly.
Experts say that from birth to 2 years of age, children whose fathers spend time with them in various activities and sports, such children develop with high mental speed.
The study was conducted jointly by experts from Oxford University and King’s College London.
Experts say that it is common for infants to be close to their mothers, but if the father also participates in various activities with them during this age, then the mental performance of the children increases.
The fathers involved in the study spent part of the day with the children. During this time they talked to the children, involved them in their studies and meanwhile, children stayed away from toys.
These children later excelled in mental exercises, on the other hand, fathers who were formal or strict with their children saw a decline in their performance.
Considering the results of the research, the experts urged both the mother and the father to take part in various activities with the child so that he can be raised as an intelligent and talented person in the future.