Father’s Day – A day to remember

No matter how famous or successful we are, but our first identity is that of someone’s son or daughter.

Father’s Day - a day to remember

Father’s Day is a day of honoring fathers, brothers, uncles or any important male figure in your life. We often forget the sacrifices and contributions of our fathers and male figures have made in our lives. Father’s Day gives us the opportunity to show and express our love, adoration and gratitude to these special people.

On Father’s Day, show these deserving men what special place they have in your life and what influence they have on you.

Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognize the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
However, it is remarkable to note that the idea of observing a day in honor of fathers has been appreciated by Indians to a large extent. Today, millions of people in India observe Father’s Day on the third Sunday of June by expressing gratitude for their father or men who are like father.
The idea behind such programmes is to inspire children to pay due respect to their dad and take care of them. Fathers are also encouraged to spend quality time with their children and instill in them noble values and manners.

The idea of a special day to celebrate and honour fatherhood was first introduced in the United States. In US, Father’s Day has been celebrated since June, 1910. It is celebrated on third Sunday of June every year.
17th June’18 is Father’s Day. It’s a day that takes pride in appreciating the contributions of a father and sacrifices that he makes for his child. Often, the sacrifices that a father makes goes unnoticed and more often his love and care for his child is ignored and not valued by society.

I salute all the wonderful fathers who have touched the lives of many people, be it their own kids, somebody else’s kid, family, people they have mentored, people they have coached and the world at large.

Thank you for being great fathers. We appreciate your existence and the impactful and significant role you have played in our lives.

Father is a person who let’s you experiment life in your own way and pulls you up when you fall.
Let’s you get angry on him and loves you more after that.
Let’s you see things your own way and then gives his view point.
Is with you always, especially when you need him.
Let’s honour the dads who give everything to their families.

We can’t be in this world without our fathers. They have always been the one reliable man in our lives, and they have always treated us with a stern yet loving hand. We have always looked up to them as an inspiration through the years. We will never cease to follow their footsteps and will always make the right decision like they have taught us.

No matter how famous or successful we are, but our first identity is that of someone’s son or daughter.

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
A father is a treasure; a brother, a comfort; a friend .
His heritage to his children wasn’t words or possessions, but an unspoken treasure, the treasure of his example as a man and a father.
A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow.

A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society.
One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.

When I think about a real-life hero, Its my fathers name that pops in my mind. Thanks for being so compassionate, thanks for being so kind.
Love you dad .

Father means so many things.
An understanding heart.
A source of strength and support right from the very start.
No, one can take place of your father.
He is only to protect you and work for you in day and night.
No one can be better for you than your father.
A Father’s love is no lesser than a Mothers…
Lastly I urge all to give equal importance to Fathers Day which is coming on 17th June 2018.

Salute to all Dad’s !!

The views expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of PGurus.

Barkha Trehan is a social activist. She lives in Delhi.
Barkha Trehan


  1. I suppose there is a case for allotting ‘days’ for such fundamental parts of our lives like Father, Mother, Siblings etc etc. Today’s life of breakneck speed. attention span of a fly, unraveling relationships and the superficial ‘icing on a cake’ living demands such days to stop, take a look and acknowledge such parts of our existence. No doubt we shall soon have Food day, Water day, and Air day…
    This all comes of the erasing of an entire culture where the roles of parents, grandparents, siblings and family and the respect and attention they demanded formed a part of every aspect of our living, psyche and behaviour, 364 days a year 24/7. Those days are certainly going, going..gone.
    Such days are certainly useful for the lack of anything else. Like the family silver, we can bring it out for that one day, polish it and display it for the world to see, (not to mention for the business markets to make money out of) and then put it back again at the back of the cupboards. Or old age homes.


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