BY ALFRED PAGEPITU
STAFF of the Island Sun paid tribute to mothers working at the newspaper with a Mother’s Day cake and light lunch yesterday.
Mother’s Day is a celebration honouring the roles of mothers in a family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.
It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the month of May every year.
While Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, the staff of the company decided to hold an early celebration as most of them would be away to celebrate with their own families tomorrow.
Human resource officer Jamal Tabepuda said Sunday is the day, a special day set aside to pay respect to all mothers.
“But for us, we did not bring much to our female staff, only to say happy Mother’s Day, which has placed a smile on their faces as they mark their special day.
“I would like to thank the management and staff of the Island Sun for hosting this special event for our female staff in our office and for preparing the foods,” Tabepuda said.
He also thanked all the staff and wished all the mothers a happy Mother’s Day celebration.
Audrey Awao, a senior Sales staff said Mother’s Day is more about expressing our gratitude than material gifts.
“If we look deep into the concept of Mother’s Day, we will realize like many others that each and every day ought to be Mother’s Day.”
“They are relentlessly performing their duty towards ensuring and working towards the well-being of their children day-in and day-out, without failure and without break,” she added.
” So we as children need to be more sensitive and grateful for this fact and thank them every moment of our lives, for the sacrifice that they have been performing for us,” said Mrs Awao.
Meanwhile, according to the Church calendar, Churches around the country will be celebrating the occasion tomorrow.