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Geek Pride Day observed around the globe
Geek Pride Day (GPD) was observed in both the real and virtual world on May 25 by organizing various events to celebrate the day as well as by exchanging good wishes. "The word 'geek' has a lot of negative implications attached to it and it's time to shed light on the great things about geeks instead of the bad, "said Nile Villa in social media. She further stated that geeks were people who had a strong passion for something and tended to get really into what they love with utmost dedication.

Geek Pride Day is observed by modern gadget lovers, inventors and designers globally on 25 May each year. The day is meant to promote geek culture since 1977 with the release of the film Star Wars. However, Geek Pride Day is celebrated mainly on the Internet to highlight achievements of the geeks and their rights and responsibilities. 

The attention of the mainstream media is also drawn towards the observation by organizing the gathering of geeks to demonstrate their achievements and pride in geek culture.

However, the geek culture in India is picking up, but at slow pace. Some geek bloggers celebrate the day by visiting the Geek Pride Day website to post their comments and good wishes.

To a common man likens a geek to funny person or socially inept person doing something uncanny in a crazy way. Some others find a geek an interesting person with extreme devotion to a particular interest. Sometimes, respect is shown to such crazy people by calling them ‘nerds’. According to a blogger, Nani Manna, perhaps it is because of the geeks, we have reached where we are today since their contribution to the civilization is unique and unparallel. While wishing Happy Geek Pride Day, he heralds "Long live geeks!".

I call upon geeks that if they were technology addicts, they needed to throw off the shackles of scorn and celebrate their great Geekiness on May 25. It often said that for a geek, the glass is neither half-full nor half-empty; it’s twice as big as it needs to be. Those who praise geeks as unique people says that geeks’ strength is in their brains. In technological world, a geek is a new cool.

Initially, geek, as a slang word, was used to describe eccentricity and craziness for a useless pursuit. However, looking at the contribution of geeks to technological advancement and design processes, now they are called with pride 'nerds" or "geek chics" to recognize their socially acceptable role in a technologically advanced society of today. Though a geek may be socially inept, but he or is greatly intelligent and highly obsessed to do things for their own sake.

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