The modern day celebration of Mothers Day follows a different perspective than the ancient celebration of motherhood. Greek and Roman cultures celebrated motherhood and mother goddesses known as Cybele and Rhea. The early Christianity too celebrated Mothering Day. However the modern day Mothers Day pays respect to all women individually. Unlike the ancient cultures, it praises contributions and hard work of all mothers towards family and society. The day is a recognized festival and holiday in United States. However it is now celebrated in many parts of the world to complement and honour all women for their hard of long years. We have presented here a brief overview on history of modern Mothers Day and its popularity. Also check when is mothers day in 2016.


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Why Mothers Day is Celebrated?

Originally, the idea of celebration of Mothers Day was first initiated by Julia Ward How in 19th century who was a writer and activist. Later on the Mothers Day was founded by Anna Jarvis in US who took up the movement of recognising a Day to honour all the mothers. She took inspiration of celebrating Mothers Day from her mother Anna Marie Reeves Jarvis who was a social worker. Anna Jarvis rigorously followed the movement of Mothers Day after her mother died. Her movement was due to the then growing negligence of Americans towards mothers. her hard work finally were paid off as Mothers Day was started being celebrated in many states from 1911. In 1914, the then President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed every second Sunday of May as a Mothers Day.


When is Mothers Day 2016

The Day falls on 8th of May 2016 which is the second Sunday of the month. Today, this modern familial celebration is followed other countries like UK, India, Italy, Canada, Australia, Japan, China, Mexico, New Zealand and Belgium. Children wish their mothers and send her wishes. It is also commercialized by greeting card manufacturers and florists. Mothers Day Gifts and Mothers Day cards are sold and bought on large extent. Even the founder of Mothers Day, Anna Jarvis was not happy with the commercialization of the Mothers Day festival. All mothers are appreciated and gifted on this day. Children send wishes, greeting cards, messages and gifts to their mothers to celebrate the date. All women are wished for their hard work to raise family and their children.

Board examinations of SSC and HSC are the most significant examinations countrywide. All states are conducting public examinations for class 10th and class 12th. Some states were also conducting examinations in class 5th and 8th. The Union HRD ministry is going to issue a notification to the state education boards to allow to hold exams for class 5th and 8th. However ministry has also suggested the children who do not pass these exams are allowed to appear for another exam just in a week’s time.

As per the No-Detention policy or no-Fail policy, school children are not failed till 1st to 8th standards. The policy was launched to reduce student’s pressure and dropouts from schools. The policy is yet again in news during the exam and result season as last year Rajasthan government passed a bill scrapping the policy. It has become the first state in country to bring amendment to No Fail Policy till Class VIIIth. It has claimed to bring this amendment in order to improve level of education in state schools.


· More information on RBSE 10th Result 2016

No-Fail Policy Revision & Board Exams

From next year, students in all schools regardless of their affiliation to state or central board, will have to appear for two board examinations before Class Xth exam if the policy is revised. The controversial policy is already catching eye in all states. Rajasthan and Karnataka are currently supporting scrapping of the policy. The policy allows all students to continue their study till 10th without clearing a single exam.

As per the new proposal which is under consideration by Ministry of Human Resource Development, there will be one level test at IVth standard. The second level test will be at the end of the VIIIth standard.

Currently, in presence of No Fail Policy students are evaluated directly by boards at class 10th. Class 10th board examination results are known by different names like SSC, Matriculation exams, SSLC or Madhyamik results. All states including Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan will be declaring SSC Result 2016 during end of May 2016.

· GSEB SSC Result 2016

With the start of new academic session in coming June 2016, the controversial education policy of No-Fail will be buzzing up largely in the education world. HRD launched the policy under RTE Act which allow students to have right to education regardless of scores till 10th.