May 9: The remarkable parallels in benevolent objectives between Ann Reeves Jarvis and Ms Paris Keswani, Ambassador of Goodwill Extraordinaire History silently reminds us that a few years before the devastating American Civil war, Ann Reeves Jarvis, of West Virginia helped start “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children. In 1868 Jarvis organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation. Her influence inspired Julia Ward Howe, who in 1870 wrote the “Mother’s Day Proclamation,” a call to action that asked mothers to unite in promoting world peace. And from these two remarkable precedents we today celebrate Mother Day here in the United States with added global flavor.
As we applaud and cheer in 2022, over 150 years later, to celebrate our Mothers, Grand Mothers, great grand Mothers, sisters, daughters, aunties, nieces and all women in the world, Ms Paris Keswani wants to remind us of the incalculable sacrifices made by such great freedom fighters and liberators of the human will to be free and informed, like Ann Reeves Jarvis and Julia Ward Howe, that it takes relentless resilience to continue the fight for gender equality, protection of women’s reproductive rights, global free education for all girls and women, access to free health care, clean and sustainable sources of water in all rural areas of the world, stress free environmentally conscious transportation systems, eradication of unemployment, livable wages to sustain all family sizes, and eradication of all types of violence against women.
Paris humbly urges all people of goodwill in the world to join her and hold up a virtual placard affixed to their benevolent hearts which reads, “I join hands with the world to uplift all women by dialoging through all differences and not through abuse or violent acts against them.” Ms Paris reminds all Men to remember the pain their mothers had to bear to bring them into this world and in so doing cultivate discussions and dialogues as the only peaceful way to quickly eradicate violence against women and girls in all its forms. She is unequivocally committed to make this the crown of all her humanitarian work because the complete eradication of violence against women will usher in a peaceful era of mentally healthy and happy children pursuing their chosen ideals, achieving them and using same to benefit all humanity.
As the wheels of human progress turns through the quadrangles of this planet uplifting our Mothers today, we rejoice and stand exuberant knowing that in each wheel is found imprints of unrequited kindness affixed by the benevolent hands of our dearest Ms Paris Keswani, the people’s humanitarian.