With the coronavirus pandemic testing relationships, the International Day of Families this year holds a special meaning for all of us to show we care for those who have stood by us through every challenge life has thrown at us. Though we can do more than reserving just a day for our families, the UN General Assembly decided in a resolution in 1993 that May 15 every year will be celebrated as the International Day of Families.
The theme of the celebration this year is “Families and New Technologies”. It aims to raise awareness about new technologies and their impact on family well-being.
On this occasion, several prominent people took to social media to share their love for their family members.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra shared a collage on Instagram to show her gratitude to her family. The images showed three generations of the Gandhis. Priyanka Gandhi's children – son Raihan and daughter Miraya, her parents Sonia Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi featured in the collage and so did a photo of her sharing a laugh with husband Robert Vadra.
Neerja Birla, founder and chairperson of Aditya Birla Education Trust, also shared a family picture on her Instagram account. “Wind beneath my wings!” she captioned the post.
Cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal shared a photograph with his parents and wife Dhanashree Verma, saying "keep the real ones close". Mr Chahal's Family Day post comes days after his wife informed that the cricketer's parents had tested positive for COVID-19. On Thursday, Ms Verma said in her Instagram stories that her husband's mother was being treated at home and his father had to be hospitalised with "severe symptoms".