The present-day celebration of Mother’s Day began in the year 1908 when Anna Jarvis organized a memorial for her mother, Ann Jarvis, a peace activist who used to care the wounded soldiers of the American Civil War. The event was held at the St Andrew’s Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia, which currently holds the International Mother’s Day Shrine. Anna Jarvis began the task of getting support for the celebration of Mother’s Day in the United States in 1905 after her mother died the same year. She wanted to honor all the mothers of the world who have done a lot for their family and society.
Due to her continuous efforts, most of the US states by 1911 started celebrating Mother’s Day as a local holiday and the West Virginia, the home state of Jarvis became the first state to declare the holiday for the occasion in the year 1910. Finally, the second Sunday of May was officially designated as Mother’s Day in the USA and was declared as a national holiday after Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President of United States of America signed the proclamation in the year 1914. In this way, the present Mother’s Day came into existence in the USA and the same date is also selected by countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Italy, Singapore, Belgium, and a lot more other countries.
Today as we celebrate Mother’s Day we salute to the ACTF team of Maharashtra under the leadership of Ms. Bharati Chavan who are continuously acting as mother to the society by providing every necessity requirement to the needy during this pandemic Covid-19.
With a down to earth nature Ms. Bharati Chavan President of ACTF Maharashtra is acing the management of covid19 in Maharashtra with her full swing rendering selfless service to people. The members of ACTF Maharashtra have been continuously feeding the hungry and providing basic necessities to the the people in different parts of Maharashtra.
We appreciate Ms. Bharati Chavan a strong women figure and her ACTF members of Maharashtra for your selfless service towards the society during this pandemic.