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Charity events and global celebrations set to mark Nelson Mandela's 95th birthday

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 - 6:38pm IST | Agency: ANI
The United Nations in 2010 had declared the Nobel peace laureate's birthday as Mandela Day to encourage people across the world to do good deeds.
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The critically ill anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela may still have be confined to his Pretoria hospital bed even as the world prepares to celebrate his 95th birthday on July 18.

The United Nations in 2010 had declared the Nobel peace laureate's birthday as Mandela Day to encourage people across the world to do good deeds.

According to News.com.au, a campaign in memory of Mandela's 67 years of political activism is being organized where volunteers will spend 67 minutes on hundreds of community upliftment projects, a minute dedicated for every year of his activism.

The inauguration of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Bridge is also scheduled at the icon's birth village, Mvezo, in the rural Eastern Cape province on Thursday.


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