International Day of Conscience 2021  |  Photo Credit: Representative Image
April 5 is celebrated all around the world as International Day of Conscience. Declared by the United Nations, this day is observed in order to self-reflect on our life and try and do the right things all the time. The purpose behind this was simple. People’s conscience helps to act upon certain situations in the best way possible. it also empowers to do better in society.
The Federation of World Peace and Love launched a global campaign to declare the International Day of Conscience at the United Nations on February 5, 2019. It was endorsed by 185 nations and was translated into 41 languages. Then, the UN General Assembly adopted the draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain called ‘Promoting the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience’ on July 25, 2019. This declared April 5 as the International Day of Conscience.
Theme and Significance
The purpose and significance of the day to promote peace and love throughout the world. With the right conscience, the greatest things can be achieved and our lives have a new meaning altogether. Everybody has the right to live their own life. With a positive mindset and right conscience, this is very much possible. All we have to do is self-reflect and improve our way of life in the best way possible in order to help the less fortunate.
- I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. – Leonardo Da Vinci
- I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen. – Martin Luther King
- Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life. – Mark Twain
- No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It’s because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand – demand – demand change. – Joe Biden
- If all the world hated you and believed you wicked, while your own conscience approved of you and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends. – Charlotte Bronte
- Through pride, we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience, a still, small voice says to us, something is out of tune. – Carl Gustav Jung
- The only tyrant I accept in this world is the ‘still small voice’ within me. And even though I have to face the prospect of being a minority of one, I humbly believe I have the courage to be in such a hopeless minority. – Mahatma Gandhi