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PERSONS OF THE YEAR: JEROME TEELUCKSINGH, Ph.D.

Every year, TIME magazine chooses an individual or group who has shaped and influenced our world. The selected person (s) would grace the front covers of the magazine and be dubbed ‘Person of the Year.’ Organizations would often honour their hardworking and reliable employees at the end of a year.

Undoubtedly, the IMD coordinators and supporters deserve the honour and recognition of not only ‘Persons of the Year’ but ‘Persons of the Day’ and ‘Persons of the Week’. Why? This is because they have been keeping International Men’s Day alive every day, every week and every month. They deserve this recognition and I salute everyone involved in this worldwide effort. They have built and carefully maintained a solid human infrastructure which connects individuals from around the world.

IMD is not a magic genie to grant wishes that all problems be solved. Sympathizers and supporters are not seeking fifteen minutes of fame. They are part of IMD because they are aware of the long-term beneficia…

SURVIVING TSUNAMIS AND EARTHQUAKES: JEROME TEELUCKSINGH, Ph.D.

The world is familiar with natural disasters as earthquakes and tsunamis. Many of us would remember the shock on learning that thousands of persons had lost their lives when natural disasters struck Haiti and Japan in 2010 and 2011. Sometimes precautions minimize or prevent deaths during these natural disasters.

Are we prepared for personal disasters? Can we survive an emotional earthquake or psychological tsunami? International Men’s Day ("IMD") can assist in minimizing the impact of misfortunes such as failures, disappointments and depression.

The supporters and coordinators of IMD are similar to the rescue teams and volunteers who willingly assist after a natural disaster. We are ready to help the grieving and the emotionally hurt. We are ready to comfort those who face discrimination and pain.

In 2010, there was a political tsunami when governments were embarrassed by the public exposure of confidential documents by WikiLeaks. In late 2010 and early 2011, countries e…