On the occasion of International Mother’s Day 2021, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto pays tribute to all the mothers and also shared pictures with his late mother Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan.
“Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother”. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere,” wrote Bilawal along with his tweet.
“Your Heaven lies under the feet of your mother”. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere. pic.twitter.com/ClVYD94h5S
— BilawalBhuttoZardari (@BBhuttoZardari) May 9, 2021
Mother’s Day – History
International Mother’s Day was first celebrated in 1870 by human rights activist and poet Julia Ward in memory of her mother. Later, in 1907, a female teacher named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in West Virginia.
Then after nine years, the then President of the United States Woodrow Wilson signed the order and declared the second Sunday of every May as a nationwide holiday in the country to celebrate it as Mother’s Day. Thus the power of love for a daughter’s mother proved itself at the national level and this day began to be celebrated every year. Over time, many countries imitated the United States and chose to celebrate the day as Mother’s Day, including Denmark, Turkey, Pakistan, Australia, and Belgium.
In Western society, people who live apart from their parents go to visit their mothers and give them presents. This Day is like a festival for those mothers who live in old age homes when their children offer them flowers in appreciation of their services. Now not only in Western but also in Eastern society, some children are not ready to take the responsibilities of their parents and send them to old age home and the parents’ thirsty eyes always gaze at the door to see their children.