Great leader Mandela's 101th birthday today

International Desk

18 July 2019, Thu
Published: 12:33 Updated: 02:51

Great leader Mandela's 101th birthday today

Leader of South African anti-apartheid movement Nelson Mandela's 101th birthday today. The day will be celebrated through various events in South Africa. The world will celebrate this day as 'Mandela Day'.

In honor of Mandela, in 2009, his birthday was declared as 'Mandela Day' by the United Nations.

On July 18, 1918, Mandela was born in an elite family of British South African emezzo. Father named name Doligunhhga Mandela. A school teacher named Nelson. But to the South African people he was 'Madiba'.

This great leader of the anti-apartheid movement has tied the world to the unity. Nelson Mandela, known as 'Tata' (father) to the South Africans, was set free from the discrimination of white and democracy.

South African President was appointed from 1994 to 1999. And Mandela died on 5 December 2013.

Today, volunteers around the world celebrate Mandela's birthday, volunteering for hundreds of community development projects every year, 1 minute each year.