Every year on j18 july, Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated.

On 18 July 1918 ,South Africa's first black and democratically elected President was born in Transkei, South Africa.

United Nations officially delared July 18 as Nelson Mandela International day in November 2009.

It was first celebrated on July 18, 2010.

It is a remembrance of the first democratically elected President of South Africa and his long years of struggle for justice against apartheid.

Nelson Mandela served as the South Africa's first black president from 1994 to 1999.

He was felicitated with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993.

He is also known as the 'Gandhi of South Africa',

Mandela shared a special bond with India.

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