Parshuram Jayanti is marked to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lord Parshuram who was believed to be the sixth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The occasion falls on the third day of the Full Moon phase or Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakh.

The name Parshuram literally means Rama with Parshu - that is an ax. It is believed that Lord Parashuram descended on earth to save the people from the menace of Kshatriyas.

Eid-ul-Fitr- 3rd May

Eid-ul-Fitr is one of the most important festivals for Muslims all over the globe. The day marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in which Muslims observe fast from dusk to dawn. The month-long fasting, which is considered to be one the sternest one, ends on the eve of Eid after sighting the first crescent of the new moon.

This festival is celebrated with a lot of fervour and joy. People worldwide greet each other, exchange gifts and feast on special delicacies.

🎉May the God Almighty open the doors of happiness for you and fulfil all your dreams. Eid Mubarak to you and your family!🎉

2 May- World Tuna Day 🐠

It is observed on 2 May and is established by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness about the importance of tuna fish. 🐠

Tuna is a fish and are economically important to both developed and developing countries. They are a significant source of food and has amazing qualities due to which they are threatened by overwhelming demand. According to UN, approximately 7 million tonnes of tuna and tuna-like species are landed yearly.

In December 2016 the United Nations General Assembly officially voted to observe the Day in its resolution 71/124. No doubt this movement will underline the importance of conservation management to ensure that they have systems, equipment to prevent stocks of tuna from crashing.

Labour Day- 1st May

May 1 is the International Day of Workers or International Labour Day dedicated to workers and labourers across the world. This day celebrates labourers and encourages them to be aware of their rights. The day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement. Popularly known as May Day, the day is observed in countries such as India, Cuba and China among other countries.

On this day, people across the world observe the day by conducting protest and march for the rights of workers and save them from exploitation. International Labour Day is a public holiday in many countries.

Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement in the United States in the 19th Century. In 1889, the Marxist International Socialist Congress adopted a resolution for a great international demonstration in which they demanded that the workers should not be made to work for more than 8 hours a day. After this, it became an annual event and May 1 was celebrated as Labour Day.

30 April - World Veterinary Day

Every year on the last Saturday of April, people around the world come together to raise awareness about the vital roles that veterinarians play. The World Organisation creates this day for animal health and the World Veterinary Association.

28 April - World Day for Safety and Health at Work

This day is observed on 28 April every year by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) since 2003. This day marks how to improve occupational safety, health and looks for continuing these efforts through several changes like technology, demographics, climate change, etc.

26 April - World Intellectual Property Day

This day is celebrated every year on 26 April and was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 to raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks, and designs impact daily life. And also it plays an important role that intellectual property rights play in encouraging innovation and creativity.

World Intellectual Property Day 2022: Theme

This year the theme of World Intellectual Property Day is “IP and Youth: Innovating for a Better Future”. It celebrates youth-led innovation and creativity. IP rights can support young people's goals, helping them transform their ideas into reality, generate income, create jobs and make a positive impact on the world around them.

World Book Day-23rd April

World Book Day is an annual event that goes by names like World Book Day or International Day of the Book. The day is marked every year to celebrate and promote the enjoyment of reading books. If you are a bibliophile and love to read, then this occasion is the best time to share and explore new books. Books are seen as windows into the diversity of cultures, and new ideas and are used to exhibit dialogue. World Book and Copyright Day 2022 will be celebrated on Saturday, the 23rd of April across the world to promote the benefits of writing books, reading, translating, publishing and copyright. The yearly event is organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The prime idea behind the International Day of the Book is to spread the joy and pleasure of reading. With that in mind, this year's theme for the event is " Read, so you never feel low". The intention is to broaden the reading bandwagon and recognize the scope of books.

Earth Day- 22nd April

Our planet is an amazing place, but it needs our help to thrive! That’s why each year on April 22, more than a billion people celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. By taking part in activities like picking up litter and planting trees, we’re making our world a happier, healthier place to live.

The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, when a United States senator from Wisconsin organized a national demonstration to raise awareness about environmental issues. Rallies took place across the country and, by the end of the year, the U.S. government had created the Environmental Protection Agency. By 1990, Earth Day was an event celebrated by more than 140 countries around the globe.

World Heritage Day-18th April

The International Day for Monuments and Sites, also known as World Heritage Day, is an international observance held on 18 April.

The day was first observed first in 1983 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It gained recognition as a world event during the 22nd General Conference of UNESCO.

The aim in celebrating this day is to spread awareness about the cultural heritage and diversity on the planet.

World Heritage Day 2022 Theme

Since 1983, the International Council on Monuments and Sites has set a theme around which events are centered on the day. The theme for World Heritage Day 2022 is "Heritage and Climate".

25 April - World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is celebrated every year on 25 April to raise awareness about the disease malaria, how to control it and how to eradicate it completely. In 2008, the first Malaria Day was celebrated, which was developed from Africa Malaria Day, which was an event observed since 2001 by the African governments. At the 60th session of the World Health Assembly in 2007, it was proposed that Africa Malaria Day be changed to World Malaria Day.

Civil Services Day- 21st April

National Civil Services Day 2022: Every year, April 21 is observed as National Civil Service Day. The civil service is known as the backbone of the administration of a country. The civil service in India includes Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Police Service (IPS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and the central Group A and Group B services in the country.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi will confer the Awards for Excellence in Public Administration 2021. It is awarded for effectively implementing identified Priority Programmes and Innovation to districts/ implementing units and other Central/ State organizations on April 21, 2022 to mark the 15th Civil Services Day.

The first National Civil Service Day was observed on April 21, 1947. This day was inaugurated by Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, who was the Home Member of Parliament. He gave a strong and powerful speech and in his address, he referred to the civil servants as the steel frame of India. He gave the speech at the All India Administrative Service Training School at Metcalfe House, Delhi.

16 April - Hanuman Jayanti

The birthday of Lord Hanuman is celebrated as Hanuman Jayanti. It is celebrated all over the country on the full moon day during Chaitra month.

Vaisakhi- 14th April

The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, in which several hundreds of people were killed on this day in 1919 as a result of indiscriminate firing by the colonial forces, completed 103 years on Wednesday day. The Britishers had banned gatherings at the time and to punish civilians for their 'disobedience', Brigadier-General Reginald Dyer ordered the army to fire into a crowd of thousands of unarmed Indians who had come together to celebrate the festival of Baisakhi, unaware of the order.

The colonial troops entered Jallianwala Bagh in Punjab's Amritsar and blocked the main entrance behind them to ensure nobody could flee before opening fire on the crowd for about 10 minutes. Many jumped into a well in a desperate attempt to save themselves as the soldiers showered bullets at them.

While the official figure released by the British claimed that a little over 350 people were killed in the massacre, the Congress party claimed that the number was as high as 1,000.

The only punishment that Dyer, who was lauded for his actions by some in Britain but criticised by the others, had to face was being removed from his post and denied promotion. He was also barred from being deployed in India further.

15 April - Good Friday

This year Good Friday is celebrated on 15 April, This day is considered an auspicious day in Christianity. Good Friday is observed by Christians to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday. On this occasion, people observe a fast visit the church and remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is also known as Black Friday, Holy Friday, Great Friday, or Easter Friday.

National Pet Day-11th April

We all know that pets are excellent companions and can make your day just a little bit better with their innocence. International Pet Day celebrates the happiness that pets bring in humans life. The day is observed to motivate people to adopt pets and reduce the number of animal shelters.

The purpose of the day is to celebrate and show your love to your pets a little extra today! As pet owners, we are pretty lucky to have the joy, support, comfort, and connection that our pets bring in our life. Animal lovers over the globe celebrate the day by honouring their pets.

On April 11, National Pet Day is celebrated around the world. So be ready to hug and show oodles of love to your pet and tell them how you feel about them.

*“Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life.” – James Cromwell.

World Health Day- 7th April

World Health Day 2022 — “Our Planet, Our Health”

World Health Day is observed annually on the 7th of April to construct attention on global health issues

Overall societal well-being is obligatory for a healthy planet

Hence, to foster urgent health actions, the 2022 theme for World Health Day is "Our Planet, Our Health."

World Health Day is celebrated on the 7th of April every year to draw attention to a global health concern. The global health awareness day also scripts the foundation anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The 2022 Theme- our planet -our health,

Among the biggest health threat that humanity faces during this pandemic, are climate crisis , the burden of a polluted planet, and increased chronic diseases like cancer, asthma, and heart disease add on to the extreme health crisis.

National Maritime Day- 5th April

Each year, India celebrates National Maritime Day on April 5 to commemorate India's first merchant sea voyage in the trading world. The day was first celebrated in the year 1964. On this day in 1919, navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd., journeyed to the United Kingdom, a crucial step for India's shipping history when sea routes were controlled by the British.

The year 2022 marks 59th National Maritime Day. The day is observed yearly by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping, and Waterways.

The day is celebrated to show gratitude to the men who spend many months in the sea, carrying out the bulk of India’s trade and commerce at a global level.

By providing 95 per cent of India's commerce volume, the maritime industry plays an essential role in the Indian economy. India recently set a new trade record of over $400 billion, with maritime trades playing a significant role in achieving this milestone.

National Maritime Day of India 2022 Theme

The theme of the 59th edition of the National Maritime Day 2022 celebrations is Sustainable Shipping beyond Covid-19. This day is celebrated to support the global economy, the most well-organized, safe and sound environmentally responsive approach to transporting goods from one corner to another corner of the world.

International Day for Mine Awareness - 4th April


On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels.

For over 20 years, the work of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been driven by the needs of affected people and tailored to the threat of explosive hazards faced by civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarians.

UNMAS works to save lives, to facilitate deployment of UN missions and the delivery of humanitarian assistance, to protect civilians, to support the voluntary return of the internally displaced and refugees, to enable humanitarian and recovery activities and to advocate for international humanitarian and human rights law.

World Autism Awareness Day- 2nd April

World Autism Awareness Day is observed on April 2 every year. The day aims to shed light on what is autism and also talks about the rights of those who are suffering from the disorder. People suffering from the autism are majorly dependent on others for basic chores in life. Hence on this day, the United Nation urged people to come together and support autistic people.

The United Nations General Assembly declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need of people suffering from autism. As per the UN General Assembly, World Autism Day aims to "highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of those with autism so they can lead full and meaningful lives as an integral part of society."

Back in 2008, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities came into effect, emphasising on the fundamental principle of universal human rights for all.

This year the theme for World Autism Awareness Day 2022 is kept as “Inclusive Quality Education for All”. The theme will shed light on inclusive education for these kids which in the future will help them in achieving sustainable goals in the longer run.

April Fools’ Day- 1st April

April Fools’ Day on April 1 is a day where many of us unleash our most creative sides, all in a hilarious – sometimes over the top – attempt at bamboozling those around us.

Why do we do this, and where did it start? Well there surprisingly isn’t a concrete conclusion by historians. We’ll explore the possibilities below, but nevertheless, every spring we all put on our pranking caps to plan out the most devious and diabolical, yet safe and playful pranks we can think of, making this 24 hours possibly the most fun, exciting, and anxiety-filled day of the year!

World Meteorological Day- 23rd March

World Meteorological Day is celebrated on 23rd March every year to attract attention towards weather and climate for the safety and well-being of the society. On 23rd March 1950, the World Meteorological Organisation came into force. The theme of World Meteorological Day 2022 is "Early Warning and Early Action. Hydrometeorological and Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction."

April 1 to 7 is observed as Prevention of Blindness Week in India. It is observed to alert and awaken the society towards various factors which causes blindness.

The week also educates people about various eye injuries, visual impairments, their prevention, cure and treatment. A nationwide effort through free eye check up clinics/detection camps, teachers, social workers and health personnel is organised to disseminate proper eye hygiene. Prevention of Blindness Week in India is organised by National Society for the Prevention of Blindness-India (NSPB-I) along with the support of state and local branches.

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day- 24 March

World TB Day is celebrated every year on 24 March annually to commemorate the date when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes TB in 1882. This Day is observed to educate people about TB, its impact around the world.

According to the WHO, in 2020, around 9,900,000 people fell ill with TB and died, around 1,500,000. Since the 2000 year, 66,000,000 lives have been saved by efforts taken globally to end TB.

World Tuberculosis (TB) Day is observed on 24 March to spread awareness about the disastrous health, social, and economic consequences of TB and to take efforts to end the TB epidemic globally.

Martyr's Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji - 24th March

"Any man who stands for progress has to criticise, disbelieve and challenge every item of the old faith."

Shaheed Diwas 2022:

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Shaheed Diwas is also known as Martyr's Day, and is celebrated on several occasions in India every year. Among them, one occasion is March 23.

The day is observed to mark the death anniversary of freedom fighters Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru. This day remembers all the valiant warriors who fought and sacrificed their lives for their country, their motherland.

Bhagat Singh was born on September 28, 1907, in Lyallpur, Punjab. Bhagat Singh, together with his companions Rajguru, Sukhdev, Azad, and Gopal, fought for the assassination of Lala Lajpat Rai. Bhagat Sing became an inspiration for youngsters due to his daring adventures. He and his companions, on April 8th, 1929, threw bombs over the Central Legislative Assembly by reading the slogan "Inquillab Zindabad". And for this, a murder case was charged against them. On March 23rd, 1931, in the Lahore Jail, they were hanged. Their bodies were cremated on the banks of the Sutlej River.

A great Salute to Shaheed Bhagat Singh Ji. 🙏🏻

World Water Day - 22nd March

One of the essential elements of earth, water is the prime necessity of life. All living animals and plants cease to exist without it. Hence, the proverb says, “Water is life". However, with the increasing industrialization, over-use, and exploitation of all-natural sources, human life is facing some questionable situations such as acute water shortage.

As water is an essential building block of existence, each year March 22 is celebrated as World Water Day to raise public awareness about the significance of fresh water and sustainable management of this significant resource. On this occasion, let’s take a look at this year’s theme, history, and significance of World Water Day.

Groundwater: Making The Invisible Visible’ is the theme of World Water Day 2022, proposed by IGRAC. It will be presented at the opening session of the 9th World Water Forum in Dakar, Senegal on 21st March 2022.

😀International Day of Happiness😀 -20 March,2022

Happiness is a fundamental human goal. The United Nations General Assembly recognizes this goal and calls for “a more inclusive, equitable and balanced approach to economic growth that promotes the happiness and well-being of all peoples”

What is the International Day of Happiness?

It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The United Nations invites each person of any age, plus every classroom, business and government to join in celebration of the International Day of Happiness.

Back in the 1970's Bhutan was the country that shed light on the importance of National Happiness over National Income. Bhutan is the only country that reached the goal of Gross National Happiness over Gross National Product at the 66th General Assembly.

This year's International Happiness Day theme is set as ' Keep Calm, Stay Wise and Be Kind.' For one to achieve happiness and satisfaction in their life it is important for them to keep cool and calm in every possible situation. Staying wise in a difficult situation gives an individual a better understanding of the situation and helps them to take the right step.😄

World Forestry Day- 21st March

On 21st March, World Forestry Day or International Day of Forests is celebrated every year to raise public awareness about the values, significance, and contributions of the forests to balance the life cycle on the earth. In 1971, World Forestry Day was established at the 23rd General Assembly of the European Confederation of Agriculture.

World Sparrow Day- 20th March

ਅੱਜ ਚਿੜੀਆਂ ਨੂੰ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਅਤੇ ਇਸ ਪੰਛੀ ਦੇ ਮਹੱਤਵ ਪ੍ਰਤੀ ਆਮ ਜਨਤਾ ਨੂੰ ਜਾਗਰੂਕ ਕਰਨ ਦਾ ਦਿਨ ਹੈ।

੨੦੨੨ ਦਾ ਮੁੱਖ ਵਿਸ਼ਾ ਹੈ : ਮੈਨੂੰ ਚਿੜੀਆਂ ਨਾਲ ਪਿਆਰ💚 ਹੈ!

ਆਉ ਆਪਣੇ #ਮਿੱਤਰਪੰਛੀ ਨੂੰ ਬਚਾਉਣ ਲਈ ਯੋਗ ਯਤਨਾਂ ਦੁਆਰਾ ਲੋੜੀਂਦਾ ਯੋਗਦਾਨ ਪਾਈਏ! ਇਸ ਮੌਕੇ ਆਪ ਜੀ ਨਾਲ ਉੱਜੈਨ (ਮੱਧ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼) ਵਿਖੇ ਚਿੜੀਆਂ ਲਈ ਬਣਾਏ ਇੱਕ ਰੈਣ ਬਸੇਰੇ ਦੀ ਤਸਵੀਰ ਵੀ ਸਾਂਝੀ ਕਰ ਰਿਹਾ ਹਾਂ 🐦

Theme of World sparrow day 2022 is" I ❤️ sparrow"

Spread awareness for conserving this common house sparrow! They are an integral part of our modern lifestyle !

Have you ever stopped to notice the disappearing sparrows and bees?

March 20th every year is celebrated as World Sparrow Day. Heres a looking at falling numbers of the sparrows due to environmental degradation & effect of cell tower radiation also...Let's get ready for tomorrow, let's bring them back to our city n our life! Save SPARROW they need more. Please get your Recycled Bowls 4 Baths ready & let's make 1 Splashing Sparrow Day.

Sharing a pic of Raen Basera for Sparrows raised at UJJAIN (M.P.)

💚🐦Water The Birds🐧

#WorldSparrowDay के मौके पर याद कीजिए गुम होती उस गोरैया को जिसके साथ जुड़ी हैं बचपन की यादें...🐧🐧🌈🙏

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY- 20th March

WORLD ORAL HEALTH DAY 2022: World Oral Health Day is observed on March 20 every year. The FDI World Dental Federation launch a year-long campaign dedicated to raising awareness and issues around oral health and the importance of oral hygiene. Governments, health associations and citizens work together to achieve healthy mouths and happy lives. In 2013, the World Dental Federation launched World Oral Health Day on March 20.

World Oral Health Day: Significance

WOHD was declared on September 12, 2007, but the campaign came into action in 2013. The day holds significance to reflect the importance of oral hygiene and care. A baby must have 20 teeth and senior citizens must have 20 teeth at the end of their life. A healthy adult should have 32 healthy teeth.

HOLI - 19th March

The Holi festival commemorates the victory of good over evil, notably the burning and destruction of a demoness named Holika. This was made possible with the help of the Hindu god of preservation, Lord Vishnu.

Holi got its name as the "Festival of Colors" from the childhood antics of Lord Krishna, a reincarnation of Lord Vishnu, who liked to play pranks on the village girls by drenching them in water and colors.

WORLD SLEEP DAY 😴 - 18th March

Good sleep plays a crucial role in good health. Getting enough sleep at the right time can benefit both your mental as well as physical health.

To highlight the importance of quality sleep, World Sleep Day is observed every year before Spring Vernal Equinox. This year, the World Sleep day falls on 18 March.

The day aims to raise awareness about essential topics related to sleep, such as medicine, education, social aspects and driving.

World Sleep Day 2022: Theme

The theme and slogan for this year is 'Quality Sleep, Sound Mind, Happy World'.

National Vaccination Day -16th March

National Vaccination Day 2022 India: National Vaccination Day is observed every year on March 16 to convey the significance of vaccination as well as its role in public health. National Vaccination Day 2022 creates awareness and sends the message that how vaccination or immunization is the most effective way of preventing highly infectious diseases.

National Vaccination Day 2022 is also of a certain significance amid the COVID-19 pandemic against which vaccine has come out to be the only solution of preventing the deadly disease.

National Vaccination Day 2022 or National Immunization Day also marks India’s victory against Polio disease. Notably, the impact of vaccination is not only limited to improving health or life expectancy, it also has a social or economic impact at the community and the National level.

WORLD CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY

Every year on March 15th, World Consumer Rights Day raises global awareness about the rights and needs of consumers. It’s also a day to demand that the rights of consumers are respected and protected.

If you purchase goods and services for personal use, you are a consumer. There is a good chance that as a consumer, you have probably had a bad experience. Maybe you bought a new product that broke within months of buying it. Or, maybe you hired someone to do a service but they failed to meet your needs.

Most companies try to avoid negative consumer experiences, as it reflects poorly on their business. They know they will also lose customers as a result. In most countries, there are laws that help to protect the rights of consumers. These companies must abide by these laws.

Many countries have variations of these rights. But most every developed country agrees that all consumers have a right to safety, information, choice, and the right to be heard.

The Sikh Council on Religion and Education is inviting Sikhs around the world to celebrate 14th March as Sikh Environment Day.


This date already holds great significance within the Sikh calendar as it celebrates the Gurgaddi Diwas of the 7th Guru, Guru Har Rai ji, and also because it marks the New Year according to the Nanakshahi Calendar.

Pi Day is on March 14, and any day that combines fun, education, and pie is a day worth celebrating! Pi, also known by the Greek letter “π,” is a constant value used in math that represents the ratio of a circumference of a circle to its diameter, which is just about 3.14….15…9265359… (and so on). Not only that, but the fourteenth of March is also Albert Einstein’s birthday, so all together it’s nothing short of a mathematician’s delight.

To learn about pi, we need to go back a few thousand years and learn about this elusive number. The value of pi was first calculated by Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), one of the greatest mathematicians of the ancient world.

Pi Day became an annual Exploratorium tradition that still goes on today, and it didn’t take long for the idea to grow exponentially, hitting a peak on March 12, 2009, when the U.S Congress declared it a national holiday.

Now, celebrated by math geeks all around the circumference of the world, Pi Day became a pop culture phenomenon, with several places partaking in the activities, antics, observations and all the pie eating they can.

10 March - CISF Raising Day

The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) Raising Day is observed every year on 10 March. The CISF was set up in 1969 under the act of the Parliament of India. It works under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and its headquarter is in New Delhi. This organization works for seaways, airways, and some of the major installations in India. There are some reserved battalions in the CISF which work with the state police to protect law and orders.

International Women's Day is observed every year on March 8. The significance of women in society is beyond any suspicion.

Every year, Women's Day is observed around the world to honour the social, economic, and cultural achievements of women from all areas of life.

The purpose of the day is to honour a woman's accomplishments while also raising awareness about bias.

History

During 1908, there was an ongoing critical debate among women about their oppression and inequity.When 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights, the push for reform became louder.

The inaugural Women's Day was honoured in the United States in 1909. Copenhagen hosted an international meeting of working women in 1910.

People realize that International Women's Day isn't associated with any one country, group, or organization.

This day is dedicated to all women around the world. It is very important for us to recognize, celebrate, and raise awareness of women's accomplishments.

Every year on March 4, India commemorates National Safety Day with the goal of raising awareness and commitment to working safely. The National Safety Council established the holiday to raise public awareness of all safety principles, including road safety, workplace safety, human health safety, and environmental safety. The holiday is also intended to reaffirm employees’ and the general public’s commitment to working safely throughout the year. Finally, the day aims to highlight the importance of following safety regulations and measures in order to avoid workplace mishaps.

On March 4, 1966, the Ministry of Labour and Employment established the council to develop and implement a voluntary routine in the areas of safety, health, and the environment.

National Safety Day 2022: Theme

Every year, this day is celebrated with a different theme. This year, the National Safety Council of India announced the theme to be ‘Nurture young minds - Develop safety culture’. Last year, which witnessed the 50th annual National Safety Day had a theme of Sadak Suraksha (Road safety

Shivaratri

It is one of the most important Indian festivals for Hindus. The day when the marriage of Shiva and Shakti is celebrated. The duo is the symbol of love, power and togetherness. Mahashivratri falls on March 1 this year at 3:16 am and will end at 1:00 am on Mar 2, 2022.


The celebration includesa "jaagaran", an all-night prayer because it i believed that all through the night doing japa is like "overcoming darkness and ignorance" in one's life and the world through Shiva. Offerings of fruits, leaves, sweets and milk to Shiva are made, some perform all-day fasting with vedic or tantric worship of Shiva, and some perform meditative Yoga. In Shiva temples, "Om Namah Shivaya", the sacred mantra of Shiva, is chanted through the day. Devotees praise Shiva through the recitation of Shiv Chalisa.

WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY

On March 2nd, World Teen Mental Wellness Day aims to normalize conversations and dismantle stigmas around teen mental health issues.

WORLD TEEN MENTAL WELLNESS DAY HISTORY

In 2020, Hollister founded World Teen Mental Wellness Day––the first day dedicated to observing teen mental wellness. The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed the day to be observed on March 2nd, annually.

National Science Day National Science Day

National Science Day (NSD) is observed every year on February 28 in India, to commemorate the discovery of the 'Raman Effect'. Theme-based science communication activities are carried out all over the country on the occasion of National Science Day. In 1986, the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC) asked the government to designate February 28 as National Science Day, the National Council of Science Museums, an autonomous organisation under the Union Ministry of Culture, said on its website.

The National Council for Science and Technology Communication approached the Centre in 1986 to designate February 28 as National Science Day. The government accepted the proposal with the first National Science Day being celebrated on February 28, 1987.

The purpose of National Science Day is to encourage Indian youth to develop interest in science and understand its importance.

WORLD NGO DAY 2022: February 27 has been observed as World NGO Day in several countries across the world. Non-Governmental Organizations or NGOs work in the upliftment of society. It is an international day to recognise, celebrate and honour non-government and non-profit organisations and also those who contribute their time and efforts in making society a better place to live in.


The Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea State officially recognised this day on April 27, 2010. It was adopted in the forum’s Final Statement Resolution two years later. In 2014, February 27 was declared as World NGO Day and it became a historic day for the NGO community across the globe. An international calendar day, which is now known as ‘World NGO Day,’ was inaugurated for the first time on this day..

24 February – Central Excise Day


Central Excise Day is observed in India on 24 February every year to encourage the employees of the excise department to carry out the central excise duty in a better way to prevent corruption in the manufacturing business and to carry out the best possible exercise services in India.

World scout day

(22 February )

World Scout Day is celebrated every year all over the world. The day is celebrated with zeal and enthusiasm to celebrate the spirit of Scouting in the country and aims at the physical, mental and spiritual development of the youth.

World Scout Day is celebrated on 22 February every year all over the world. India also celebrates this day with zeal and enthusiasm to celebrate the spirit of Scouting in the country.

World Scout Day 2022 Theme

There’s no special theme for World Scout Day each year, but as this day is also known as World Thinking Day, it has main theme of “Our World: Our Equal Future: The Environment and Gender Equality”.

MOTHER LANGUAGE DAY (21/02/2022)

21 February of each year is commemorated as International Mother Language Day. The day is celebrated to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism around the world. Language is just not a means of communication; it also represents vast cultural and intellectual heritage as well.

The general conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to celebrate February 21 as International Mother Language Day in 2000. Every year, a unique theme is chosen by UNESCO to celebrate this special day

The theme of the year 2022 is `Using technology for multilingual learning: Challenges and opportunities`.

it focuses on potential role of technology to advance multilingual education and support the development of quality teaching and learning for all.

Technology has the potential to address some of the greatest challenges in education today.

On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March – the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973 – as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. The UNGA resolution also designated the CITES Secretariat as the facilitator for the global observance of this special day for wildlife on the UN calendar. World Wildlife Day has now become the most important global annual event dedicated to wildlife.

World Wildlife Day (WWD) will be celebrated in 2022 under the theme “Safeguarding key species for ecosystem restoration”. The celebrations will seek to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards imagining and implementing solutions to conserve them.

According to data from the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, over 8,400 species of wild fauna and flora are critically endangered, while close to 30,000 more are understood to be endangered or vulnerable. In 2019, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services‘ Global Assessment Report on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services found that a quarter of species on Earth already face the threat of extinction, and that global ecosystems had declined by an average of nearly half, relative to their earliest estimated states.

Continued loss of species, habitats and ecosystems also threatens all life on Earth, including us. People everywhere rely on wildlife and biodiversity-based resources to meet all our needs, from food, to fuel, medicines, housing, and clothing. Millions of people also rely on nature as the source of their livelihoods and economic opportunities.

Guru Ravidas Jayanti (16/02/2022)

Guru Ravidas Jayanti is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas. He was a mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement. Ravidas was the founder of the Ravidassia religion. According to the Hindu calendar, Guru Ravidas Jayanti, is observed on Magh Poornima (the full moon day in Magh month). While as per the Gregorian calendar, the festival falls in the month of February. He was born in an underprivileged family at Seer Govardhanpur village in Varansai, Uttar Pradesh. Guru Ravidas is also known as Raidas, Rohidas and Ruhidas. Ravidas was a progressive thinker who spread the message of equality through his poems and teachings based on spirituality. Guru Ravidas is said to have written several hymns and some of them were embraced by Sikhism's holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib. His birthplace is now known as Shri Guru Ravidas Janam Astha and is a major place of pilgrimage for the followers of Guru Ravidas. The 645th birthday of Guru Ravidas is celebrating today (on February 16, 2022)


Devotees observe the saint's auspicious birth anniversary by taking a dip in the holy river, performing aarti, carrying out nagar kirtan and reading Amritbani Guru Ravidas Ji.

All gurdwaras across the nation are adorned with colourful lights and make a special arrangements on this special.

18 February to 27 February - Taj Mahotsav


On 18 February every year Taj Mahotsav or Taj Festival is celebrated at Agra reveals the rich cultural heritage of our country. This festival in 2022 will begin on 18 February and last till 27 February 2022. No doubt, the Taj Mahal represents the magnificence of the Mughal era and displays the finest specimens of Indian craftsmanship.

Taj Mahotsav is an annual 10-day event at Shilpgram in Agra, India. This festival invokes the memories of the old Mughal era and nawabi style prevalent in Uttar Pradesh in the 18th and 19th centuries.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science, 11 February

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past decades, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Yet women and girls continue to be excluded from participating fully in science.

In order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly declared 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2015.

On 14 March 2011, the Commission on the Status of Women adopted a report at its fifty-fifth session, with agreed conclusions on access and participation of women and girls in education, training and science and technology, and for the promotion of women’s equal access to full employment and decent work. On 20 December 2013, the General Assembly adopted a resolution on science, technology and innovation for development, in which it recognized that full and equal access to and participation in science, technology and innovation for women and girls of all ages is imperative for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.

National Productivity Day (12 February )

The National Productivity Day is observed every year in India on February 12. The formation of National Productivity Council is being celebrated every year all over the country by commemorating 12th February as Productivity Day. The objective of National Productivity Council is stimulating and promoting productivity and quality consciousness across all sectors in the country.

NPC is national level organization to promote productivity culture in India. National Productivity Council is an autonomous registered society under Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, Ministry of Commerce & Industry.The National Productivity Council was established in the year 1958.

NATIONAL DEWORMING DAY

(10/02/2022)

National Deworming Day 2022: Parasitic worms or helminths, present in the soil, enter people and animals through the soles of their feet. These organisms can also infiltrate our bodies through worm-infested food or by touching infected faecal matter. The worms attach to the intestines and cause weakness, anaemia, indigestion, weight loss, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and vomiting. The worms may even enter the brain. Dewormers paralyse or kill adult worms. National Deworming Day is observed on February 10, to make people aware of the importance of deworming, particularly for children from 1 to 19 years of age, who are the most vulnerable.

About 241 million children in India between 1 and 14 years of age are at risk of infections from Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) and resulting anaemia and other health issues. As per the National Health Portal (NHP) website, about 7 in 10 children between 6 to 59 months of age have anaemia, especially in rural areas. To remedy this situation, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launched the National Deworming Day initiative, in the year 2015. The first programme was conducted in February that year and has continued annually since.

Parasitic worms are a menace to society, both for people and animals. It is impossible to prevent worm infestation since children come in contact with soil while playing outside. Worm infestations can reduce the quality of life in children, stunt their physical growth and mental development. This may lead to poor productivity in schools, affect their attendance and hamper their education and future. Hence, timely and proper deworming of children is a necessity.

SAFER INTERNET DAY (08/02/2022)

Safer Internet Day 2021: This year marks the 18th edition of Safer Internet Day with actions taking place right across the globe. The day is being celebrated in around 15 countries across the world today.

Safer Internet Day is observed every year on the second day of the second week of February with an aim to provide safer and better internet, where every user gets to use the internet responsibly and without getting their data leaked. The day is being celebrated in around 15 countries across the world today.

Tips to stay safe online:

Pick strong passwords.

Don't browse on public Wi-Fi.

Don’t fall for email scams.

Guard your personal information.

Report scammers.

Use a VPN.

The main goal of Safer Internet Day is to raise awareness and start a conversation about internet safety. One company cannot make the internet wholly safe, but lots of people working together can have a big impact. Its aim is to make a safer and better internet for everyone, especially children and young people.

Happy Basant Panchami ( 05/02/2022)

People across the country celebrate the Basant Panchami with great zeal and pomp. The auspicious festival marks the arrival of the spring season. On this day, people worship Goddess Saraswati, the Goddess of learning, arts and music. The festival is celebrated in different ways in different states. The festival is also considered as the start of preparation for Holika or Holi, which is celebrated 40 days later.

Basant Panchmi also known as Vasant Panchmi, will be celebrated in India on February 05, 2022. The day is observed on the Panchami Tithi, Magha Shukla Paksha (fifth day during the waxing phase of the Moon in the Hindu month of Magh) and marks the preparation for the arrival of the spring season.

The day marks the preparation of the arrival of the spring season. Also, on this day people worship Goddess Saraswati, who is the symbol of prosperity. It is believed that Vasant Panchmi is one of the most auspicious days to get married.

As a part of the celebration, people wear Yellow colour on this day as the colour is considered to be the favourite colour of the goddess.

Happy Basant Panchami


WORLD CANCER DAY (04/02/2022)

Every year on February 4 people across the world observe World Cancer Day in order to create awareness, inspire change and reduce the global impact of cancer. The aim is to reduce misconceptions surrounding cancer and the prejudices associated with it, to help people in getting the right information about it. It also offers a chance to make an impact in the betterment of the life of cancer patients and survivors. The Union of International Cancer Control (UICC) has declared World Cancer Day to be a "global uniting initiative."

*World Cancer Day 2022: Theme*

The theme of World Cancer Day 2022 is 'Close the Care Gap'. It is all about understanding and recognising the inequities in cancer care around the globe. The theme revolves around identifying and recognising global disparities in cancer care, that prevents people from certain economic strata full access to essential healthcare services and facilities. Inequity in cancer care costs lives.

The day came into existence on February 4, 2000, during the World Cancer Conference for the New Millennium in Paris, France. Every year since then, people across the world observe World Cancer Day with a different theme to improve the quality of lives of cancer patients and to continue spread awareness on cancer, its prevention and treatment.


FEED BIRDS DAY ( 03/02/2022)

Feed the Birds Day is celebrated on February 3 every year and is part of the celebrations of National Bird-Feeding Month. Feeding the Birds Day is celebrated to bring attention to the extra help birds need right before spring, when their winter stores of food start running out.

Feed the Birds Day first occurred in 1994 to encourage people to feed birds in winter. Celebrated in February as part of National Bird-Feeding Month, this day is celebrated during the coldest part of the year when the snow is thick and food scarce.

February is also the last stretch of winter, which is when bird’s food reserves run low, and finding more becomes incredibly difficult. This is a dangerous time for birds because they need the extra calories that they get from food to keep themselves warm but don’t have the energy to go out looking for it. Most of the seeds they eat will be buried under the snow where they can’t get to it.

Feed the Birds Day is also a day celebrated to spread information about what birds eat so that they receive exactly the kind of food they need to survive.


WORLD WETLANDS DAY ( 02/02/2022)

Every year on February 2nd, World Wetlands Day is commemorated to promote awareness of wetlands. The celebration of World Wetlands Day in 2022 is especially significant, as the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 75/317 on August 30, 2021, establishing February 2 as World Wetlands Day.

Since the 1700s nearly 90% of the world's wetlands have been degraded, and wetlands are disappearing three times faster than forests. Yet, wetlands are vital ecosystems that contribute to biodiversity, climate mitigation and adaptation, freshwater availability, global economies, and more.

The celebration of World Wetlands Day in 2022 is especially significant, as the UN General Assembly adopted Resolution 75/317 on August 30, 2021, establishing February 2 as World Wetlands Day.

The theme for 2022 is Wetlands Action for People and Nature, stressing the need of taking action to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands for human and planetary health.

Indian Coast Guard Day ( 01/02/2022)

1st February- Indian Coast Guard, abbreviated as ICG, is a government organisation that conducts various operations on the coastal waters of India, throughout the year. The Indian Navy operates on national and international waters and performs functions on a much broader and critical scope and scale. On the 46th Indian Coast Guard Day, we take a look at the basic differences between the Indian Coast Guard and the Indian Navy.

The Indian Coast Guard's motto is "वयम रक्षामः" (Vayam Rakshamah), in Sanskrit it means "We Protect".

Indian Coast Guard Day 2022: The Indian Coast Guard Day is celebrated every year on February 1. The year 2022, marks the celebration of the 46th Indian Coast Guard Day. The force is responsible to protect and guard India’s maritime interests.

Martyrs' Day (30/01/2022)

Martyr’s Day on 30th January Every year on January 30, India commemorates Martyrs' Day, also known as Shaheed Diwas. Mahatma Gandhi was shot and killed by Nathuram Godse during his evening prayers in the Birla House on January 30, 1948. As a result, the country commemorates Mahatma Gandhi's death anniversary on January 30th as Martyr's Day.


The President, Vice President, Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and the three Service Chiefs (Army, Air Force, and Navy) lay multi-colored floral wreaths at his Samadhi at Raj Ghat in Delhi on this day. A two-minute silence is held across the country at 11 a.m. in honor of Indian martyrs.

Lala Lajpat Rai Birth Anniversary (28/01/2022)

Lala Lajpat Rai led a non-violent march to protest and boycott the British Simon Commission but was unfortunately assaulted and injured by the police lathi charge that occurred against protestors.

India remembers Lala Lajpat Rai on his birth anniversary today, 28 January. Born in 1865 in Punjab’s Dhudike village, Rai was one of the most prominent leaders of India’s freedom struggle. He put up a tough fight against the British rule and was given the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘The Lion of Punjab’ due his nationalism and zealous ideologies.

Rai is fondly remembered as Lal from the ‘Lal-Bal-Pal’ triumvirate (Lala Lajpat Rai, Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Bipin Chandra Pal) and was a prominent leader of the Congress party.

In 1894, Lala Lajpat Rai also founded the Punjab National Bank (PNB) and Laxmi Insurance Company. In the year 1928, when the Simon Commission was set up by Britishers in India to keep a check on the nation’s political situation, Indians protested against the Commission.

Rai was gravely injured and eventually died due to a heart attack on 17 November, 1928.

On the occasion of the 157th birth anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai, we remember the contributions made by him through some inspiring quotes and slogans of the revolutionary freedom fighter who sacrificed his life for the country.

REPUBLIC DAY (26-01-2022)

Republic Day marks the adoption of the constitution of India and the transition of the country to a republic on January 26, 1950. Every year, the celebrations marking the day feature spectacular military and cultural pageantry. In New Delhi, armed forces personnel march along the Rajpath, in an elaborate display of military might. The epic show on Rajpath eclipses everything else happening across the country on this auspicious day.
In While our Independence Day celebrates freedom from British Rule, Republic Day commemorates the constitution coming into force. January 26 was the chosen date since it was on this day in 1929 that the Indian National Congress issued the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj), opposing the British Regime's Dominion status.

🇮🇳 on January 26, 1950, the Preamble to the Constitution of India -- a statement presenting the key principles of the Constitution -- came into effect. This completed the country's transition to a sovereign republic. The Constitution establishes fundamental rights that should be enjoyed by all citizens of this country, regardless of their political beliefs. It also establishes some fundamental duties for all citizens of the country to abide by.

Jai Hind

**~~National Voter's day~*~* (25/12/2022)

♦️The main objective of Voters’ Day is to increase voter enrollment and encourage the youth of the nation to exercise their right and duty to vote.

♦️On January 25, the eve of Republic Day, India celebrates its National Voters’ Day to mark the founding day of the Election Commission (EC) of India. The day holds significance in India as it is dedicated to raise awareness among the citizens of India on voter rights and duties.

The EC was formed on January 25 in 1950 but the first ever Voters’ Day was celebrated in 2011.

♦️In a meeting chaired by the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2011, the Law Ministry’s proposal to observe January 25 as Voters’ Day was approved by the Union Cabinet. The main objective of Voters’ Day is to increase voter enrollment and encourage the youth of the nation to exercise their right and duty to vote.

Voters’ day is also the day to celebrate and uphold the Indian democracy.

♦️The main purpose behind the day is to engage the younger generation which has crossed 18 but is reluctant to be a part of the nation building process. The engagement of youth was considerably low in beginning of the last decade than what it is now.

♦️National Voters Day 2022: Theme

Every year the celebration of this special occasion revolves around various dedicated themes. The theme for this year's National Voters' Day is ' Making Elections Inclusive, Accessible and Participative'.

14 January -2022 - Makar Sankranti


This year it will be celebrated on 14 January and marks the termination of the winter season and the beginning of a new harvest season.

14 January - Pongal

One of the most popular festivals in India is Pongal and is celebrated widely by the Tamil community across the globe. As per the Tamil solar calendar, Pongal is celebrated in Tai month. It is a four-day event that is dedicated to the Sun God. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Pongal festival will be observed on 14 January 2022. It is a four-day festival. Therefore, it will be celebrated from14 January to 17 January 2022.

HAPPY LOHRI ( 13/01/2022)

Lohri is the first of India’s rich and diverse melange of festivals to be celebrated with great pomp and energy across different regions of the country in the new calendar year. In North India, and predominantly Punjab, this harvesting festival begins the year’s festivities with a tribute to the farmers for their hard toil and labor that enables us to live prosperous lives.

This is the harvest season for Punjabi farmers when they begin to reap the bounty of their harvest of the Rabi crops – mainly wheat. This period marks the end of the winter solstice, after which we can expect warmer and longer days.

Lohri falls on January 13 every year, according to the Gregorian calendar. According to the regional calendar, Lohri falls on the last day of the month of Paush, the coldest month of the year. In ancient times, Lohri was observed before the winter solstice, the longest night of the year. Today, it is celebrated at the beginning of Uttarayana – the time when the sun moves from the South to the North.

The day after the Lohri festival marks the beginning of the Magh month and this day is called Maghi in Punjab, when Pongal is celebrated in Tamil Nadu and Makar Sankranti in most other parts of the country such as Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Bihar, and Jharkhand.

HAPPY GURPURAB (9/01/2022)

Gobind Singh was the tenth of the Sikh Gurus. Following the death of his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, Gobind Singh became the leader of the Sikhs when he was only nine years old.

Famed as a warrior, poet, and philosopher. His contributions to Sikhism were many including the tradition of covering one's hair with a turban.

He initiated the Khalsa order, the highest order that can be reached by Sikhs. Khalsa must abide by four restrictions; Not to disturb the natural growth of the hairs, not to eating meat slaughtered in a halal manner, not cohabiting with a person other than one's spouse and not using tobacco or a hookah.

Guru Gobind Singh was taken to heaven on October 7th 1708 from wounds inflicted by an assassin on his mortal body.

Guru Gobind Singh was the last of the living Sikh Gurus, and before he left his earthly life, he passed the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred Book of the Sikhs. The Granth Sahib then became the Eleventh and Eternal Sikh Guru.

Christmas day (25/12/21)

**25th December

Christmas** 🎄 🎅

(which means "The Mass of Christ") is a Christian holiday that celebrates the birth of Jesus. (Christians believe Jesus is the Son of God). Christmas is also a cultural holiday for many non-Christians.

🎅 Christmas Day is celebrated on the 25th day of December. It is one of the most important days of the year for Christians, along with Easter (which celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus). The season of Advent begins on a Sunday about four weeks before Christmas. During Advent, people prepare for Christmas.

🎅 People celebrate Christmas in many places around the world. Some people celebrate Christmas as a religious holiday. In some places, Christmas is a time of celebration for Christians and non-Christians alike. Christmas traditions are different in different countries. However, they almost always include a feast; giving gifts or cards; and enjoying church or public festivities, like singing Christmas carols and songs.

National Consumer Day (24/12/21)

National Consumer Day 2021: It is observed on 24 December annually to highlight the importance of the consumer movement and spread awareness about the rights and responsibilities of every consumer.

As, on this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 received the assent of the President. Every year on 15 March, World Consumer Rights Day is also observed.

In August 2019, the Consumer Protection Act 2019 was passed by parliament. It came into force in July 2020 and replaced the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.

National Farmer's Day (23/12/21)

National Farmer's Day or Kisan Diwas 2021: It is celebrated annually on 23 December to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. He was the fifth Prime Minister of India and is remembered for the contributions made by him towards the upliftment of farmers across the country. He was a farm leader and introduced various policies to ensure improvement in the lives of farmers in India. He was born to a Jat couple of Noorpur in 1902.

Farmers are the strength of the country. India rejoices Farmers Day in the remembrance of Chaudhary Charan Singh, the ex-Prime Minister. He was principally a farmer and his individual way of life was exceptionally plain.

Chaudhary Charan Singh was a lad of the soil and has done various deeds to enhance the scenario of Indian agriculture. His short continuance at the pinnacle has showcased a swing of agricultural reforms and policies introduced in India. Charan Singh’s farmer background assisted him to comprehend the actual constraints of the farmer and he contributed a lot to support them.

National Mathematics Day (22/12/2021)

National Mathematics Day is an annual observation in India. This day is observed as the birth anniversary of mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan. The main objective behind celebrating this special day is to raise awareness among people about the importance of mathematics for the development of humanity.

History and Significance

Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887 in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India and died on 26 April 1920 in Kumbhanam. His family was of the Brahmin caste. At the age of 12, he had acquired the knowledge of trigonometry and developed his ideas without any help. On 22 December 2012, Dr Manmohan Singh, the former Prime Minister of India, announced at a function in Chennai to mark the 125th birth anniversary of the great mathematician Srinivasa Iyengar Ramanujan, that 22 December should be celebrated as National Mathematics Day every year.

Thus, National Mathematics Day is being celebrated every year from 22nd December 2012 across the country. At a very young age, Srinivasa Ramanujan showed a distinctive talent. He has set many examples like infinite series, number theory, mathematical analysis, etc.

International Human Solidarity Day (20/12/2021)

International Human Solidarity Day is observed on 20 December annually to highlight the importance of unity in diversity. This day also reminds people to work together in fighting against poverty, hunger, and disease.

Minorities Rights Day (18/12/2021)

Minorities Rights Day is observed every year across the nation on December 18 to protect the rights of minority communities, as a contribution to nation-building, to ensure the security of minorities in their particular language, caste, religion, culture, tradition, etc.

According to the 2011 Census data, minorities constitute 19.30 per cent (23.37 crore) of India's population. These include Muslims (14.2 per cent ), Christians (2.3 per cent ), Sikhs (1.3 per cent ), Buddhists (0.7 per cent ), Jains (0.4 per cent ) and Parsis. Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep are the only states where any notified minority is in majority.

National Energy Conservation Day (14/12/2021)

National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated every year on 14th December in India. In India Energy Conservation Act was implemented by Energy Efficiency Bureau (BEE) in 2001. Energy Efficiency Bureau (BEE) is a constitutional body which works under Government of India and helps in the development of policies and strategies to reduce use of energy. The objective of Energy Conservation Act in India is to appoint professional, qualified and energetic managers and auditors who have expertise in policy-making, financial management and implementation of energy-related projects.

The true meaning of energy conservation is to avoid unnecessary use of energy and to use at least energy so that energy sources can be saved for future uses. To make energy conservation plan more effective, every person should include energy conservation in their behaviour.

UNICEF Day-11/12/2021

UNICEF Day is observed on December 11 every year, to spread awareness on saving children’s lives, defending their rights and helping them fulfil their potential from childhood to adolescence. The United Nations General Assembly announced this day on December 11 in year 1946. This was done to ensure the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

The programme focuses on providing supplies, assistance and also improving the health, nutrition, education and general welfare of children. The organisation became a permanent agency of the UN in 1953. The words International and Emergency were dropped from the official name but the acronym was continued.




International Mountain Day-11TH DEC

International Mountain Day (IMD) is observed every year on 11 December. This day is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of mountains to life.

According to the official website of the United Nations (UN), mountains are home to 15 percent of the total population of the world and host about half of the world's biodiversity hotspots. Moreover, they also provide fresh water to half of humanity.




HUMAN RIGHTS DAY-10TH DEC

In 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The UDHR is a milestone document that proclaims rights that everyone is entitled to, as a human being, regardless of their race, colour, religion, sex, language, political, national, origin and birth.The Declaration is the most translated document in the world which is available in more than 500 languages. Human rights are at the heart of Sustainable Development Goals which means in the absence of human dignity, we cannot hope to drive sustainable development.The UN believes that December 10 is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want to live in, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2021: THEME

The theme of Human Rights Day 2021 is Reducing inequalities and Advancing human rights. This year’s theme relates to ‘Equality’ and Article 1 of UDHR which says ‘All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.’ The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights.



International Anti-Corruption Day (9th December)

International Anti-Corruption Day is observed on December 9 to raise awareness on the importance of getting rid of corruption. Corruption affects every area in our society and preventing corruption unlocks progress towards sustainable development goals.


♦️The International Anti-Corruption Day is organised by the United Nations Development Program across the globe. All agencies work together with their regional partners in combating corruption and promote and encourage and exchange of information. The day is also observed by government and non-government organisations.

International Anti-Corruption Day 2021 will highlight the rights and responsibilities of every individual which includes States, Government officials, civil servants, law enforcement officers, media representatives, the private sector, civil society and so on.

It is not up to countries to unite and face this global problem but every single person, young and old has a role to play, prevent and counter corruption in order to promote resilience and integrity in society. To achieve this, policies, systems and measures must be in place for people to be able to speak up and say no to corruption.


MARTYRDOM DAY OF SHRI GURU TEG BAHADAR JI -8TH DECEMBER

Guru Tegh Bahadur was publicly beheaded on November 24th 1675 on the orders of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb in Delhi for refusing to convert to Islam.Guru Tegh Bahadur Martyrdom Day is observed every year on 24 November. He was the ninth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion. He is revered as Hind ki Chadar by the Sikhs and also called Srisht-di-Chadar, or Shield of India. He laid down his life for the rights of a community of people who were not even of his religion.On November 24, 1675, Guru Teg Bahadur was publicly executed on the orders of Aurangzeb for refusing to convert to Islam. He was martyred in Delhi, at Chandni Chowk.A poet, a thinker, and a warrior, Guru Teg Bahadur carried forward the light of sanctity and divinity of Guru Nanak and the subsequent Sikh Gurus.To spread the message of Sikhism, Guru Teg Bahadur traveled extensively through the Indian subcontinent, setting up several new preaching centers.Observed only in Punjab, the martyrdom day of Shri Guru Tegh Bahadur Ji is a restricted holiday. It marks the day of his martyrdom.

*Forces Flag Day* is celebrated on December 7, every year in India.


It has an objective to collect the funds from people for the betterment of the Armed Forces Staff by selling Indian flags, batches, stickers and other items.A committee was set up on August 28, 1949, under the then Defense Minister of India. The committee decided to observe a Flag Day annually on December 7th.This day is observed mainly to distribute flags to people and collect funds from them.People across the country distribute small flags and car flags in red, deep blue and light blue colours representing the three services in return for funds.Throughout the country, small flags and car flags in red, deep blue, and light blue colours representing the three services are distributed in return for donations.




December 6, 2021, marks the 64th death anniversary of Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, the chief architect of the Indian Constitution. BR Ambedkar breathed his last on December 6, 1956, in his sleep and people pay their tributes to him on this day every year which is observed as the Mahaparinirvana Diwas.


*5 December - World Soil Day*


World Soil Day is observed on 5 December to raise awareness about the importance of soil, healthy ecosystems and human well-being.





INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY

5TH DEC- International Volunteer Day (IVD) is celebrated on 5 December every year. This day provides a chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, values and promote their work among their communities, etc.

Navy Day in India is observed on December 4 every year to recognise the role and achievements of the Indian Navy. The day was chosen to commemorate the launch of Operation Trident against Pakistan during the Indo-Pakistan War in 1971. Several events take place on this day and each year, a different theme is proposed to celebrate Navy Day. Read on to know more about Navy Day, its history and its significance.In 1971, during the India-Pakistan war, Pakistan launched an offensive on Indian airbases on the evening of December 3. India, in response to their attack, dispatched 3 missile boats towards Karachi at maximum speed, Nirghat, Veer and Nipat. During Operation Trident, the Indian Navy sank 4 Pakistani vessels including PNS Khaibar, killing hundreds of Pakistani Navy personnel. Those killed during the Indo-Pakistan War are also remembered.The Indian Navy is the naval branch of the Indian Armed Forces led by the President of India as Commander-in-Chief. The Maratha Emperor, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj is considered the Father of the Indian Navy.The Navy plans to celebrate 2021 as ‘Swarnim Vijay Varsh’ as a part of commemorating the 50th anniversary of the victory in the 1971 war.




International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December

The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. The observance of the Day aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

The main programme of the observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities at the UN Headquarters in New York will include the Opening, panel discussions and cultural events. Member States, civil society organizations and the private sector are welcome to organize their own events to celebrate the International Day to raise awareness and promote the rights and perspectives of persons with disabilities around the world.




World Computer Literacy Day was launched by Indian computer company NIIT to mark its 20th anniversary in 2001, in response to research which suggested that the majority of computer users around the world were men.


It is celebrated annually on December 2 to encourage the development of technological skills, particularly among children and women in India.


The day aims to “create awareness and drive digital literacy in underserved communities worldwide”.


World Computer Literacy Day Theme 2021: “Literacy for human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.


2 December

National Pollution Control Day



December 2 is observed as National Pollution Control Day every year. The day is observed in the memory of those who have lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas tragedy on the night of December 2nd and 3rd, 1984.


Many people died due to poisonous gas Methyl Isocyanate also known as MIC. Bhopal Gas Tragedy is considered as one of the biggest industrial pollution disasters.


According to the National Health Portal of India, every year around 7 million people globally die due to air pollution, 4 million of whom die from indoor air pollution.


WORLD AIDS DAY

world AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year to raise awareness and knowledge about HIV and a call to move toward ending the HIV epidemic. It was first celebrated in 1988. The theme of 2019 is "Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. And according to UNAIDS, the theme of this year is "Communities make the difference".


Constitution day

Constitution is not a mere lawyer’s document, it is a vehicle of Life, and its spirit is always the spirit of Age.”

— B.R. Ambedkar

26 Nov, Batala :

National Constitution Day was celebrated at Woodstock Public School on 26 November to commemorate the adoption of the Indian Constitution and to reiterate the values enshrined in the Constitution.

Principal Dr.Ancy on the occasion, addressed the students and took them on a journey of the framing of the Indian constitution from its history to its present -day form.She encouraged the students to abide by the Constitution.

The special assembly ended with students participation in a various activities.


Guru Nanak Jayanti 2021

It is believed that Guru Nanak Ji showered upon the world, not just knowledge, but enlightenment. The enlightenment that he brought to the world is recorded in one of the supreme scripture of Sikhs, called Guru Granth Sahib- which is their chief deity and is revered in Gurudwaras and homes alike. The recurrent themes of light, knowledge, and enlightenment are manifested in the act of lighting diyas and candles on this day, along with putting up lights to decorate workplaces and homes.

The birth anniversary of the first of the ten gurus in Sikhism, Gurpurab is one of the most significant festivals for the Sikhs and is not celebrated on a fixed date. This year, the auspicious occasion of the 552nd birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji will fall on 19 November 2021 and will be celebrated globally. According to the lunar calendar, the night of Diwali is the fifteenth day, Amavasya of the month of Kartik, while fifteen days after it is the night of Gurpurab- the night of the full moon, also known as Kartik Purnima. Because the full moon is the brightest night of the month, this day is considered special and signifies illumination and enlightenment - motifs that are integral to the day.

🙏🏻The Sikhs have ten gurus, each of whom contributed towards shaping the culture and heritage of Sikhism. Guru Nanak Dev Ji is considered to be the founder of Sikhism whose teachings are recorded in the Guru Granth Sahib. He was born in 1469 at Nankana Sahib. His birth is considered to be a divine event and is not like any other ordinary human birth. Because of his humanitarian perspective towards the world, he is considered to be one of the higher human beings. He strictly believed in the ideals of compassion, co-existence, love, justice, and selfless service. He was strictly against sacrifices and preached that the creator of the universe is one. The day is celebrated to honor and commemorate him, his deeds, his service, and his contribution to humanity and the world.

🙏🏻 May Guru Nanak always guide you and bless you with his choicest wisdom, best values, and the ability to make the world a better place for everyone. Happy Gurpurab to you and your loved ones!


NATIONAL EPILEPSY DAY

India observes National Epilepsy Day on November 17 to create awareness about the disease. Epilepsy is a medical condition of the brain, which results in untimely seizures or fits. The World Health Organisation has described epilepsy as a “chronic non-communicable disease of the brain which is characterized by recurrent seizures”.

WHO also reported that close to 50 million people in the world suffer from epilepsy. It is considered as one of the most common neurological diseases globally. Nearly 80% of people with epilepsy live in low- and middle-income countries. Therefore, it is significant to make people aware of the condition and reduce the number of affected people.

Statistically, one in a hundred people develop this disorder, and it is more common among young children and older people. The Epilepsy Foundation of India started a nationwide campaign to reduce the prevalence of this disease in the country.


INTERNATIONAL DAY

It was started by the UN General Assembly, with the goal of getting educational institutions and the general public to see tolerance as a staple of society. And it came after the United Nations declared a Year for Tolerance in 1995.

In 1995, UNESCO created the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance as a way to define and provide awareness of tolerance for any and all governing and participating bodies. That day in 1995 was November 16. Now, as an anniversary of that Declaration, we celebrate the International Day for Tolerance every November 16 to help spread tolerance and raise awareness of any intolerance that may still be prevalent in the world today. Although we should be tolerant every day, it’s always good to have one occasion to remind us just how important tolerance is.

Additionally, UNESCO created an award to recognize those with great achievements in promoting the spirit of tolerance or non-violence in fields such as science, culture, and the arts. The UNESCO-Madanjeet Singh Prize and the UNESCO International Day for Tolerance both recognize that tolerance is a universal human right.


Jharkhand Foundation Day-

ISTJharkhand, the 15th largest state in India, covers a geographical area of 7,970,000 hectares and lies on the Chota Nagpur Plateau.

Jharkhand, also known as the "The Last of forest", celebrates its State Foundation Day on November 15 every year.

The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east.


Children's Day 2021

Children's Day is celebrated every year on Jawaharlal Nehru's birth anniversary. It is observed to create awareness on children education, rights and to see that proper care is accessible to all.

🎉Children are the foundation of a better tomorrow. Every year, Children’s Day is celebrated all across India on November 14. This day was chosen to celebrate as Children’s Day after the death of India’s first prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, adorably referred to as Chacha Nehru. Jawaharlal Nehru celebrated his birthday on November 14. Nehru was a great advocate for children’s right and for an all-inclusive education system where knowledge is accessible to all. He believed that children are the future of the country and the foundation of a society, and hence, everyone’s well-bring should be taken care of.


13 November

World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day is celebrated on 13 November and this day provides us an opportunity to reflect and follow the most important and one of the unique human principles. This day promotes small acts of kindness and brings people together.



Punjab Day

Punjab Day is celebrated across the state on 1 November every year marking the formation of Punjabi language-speaking state under the Punjab Reorganisation Act (1966)



World Statistics Day

World Statistics Day is celebrated around the globe every year on 20 October to highlight the achievements of the Fundamental Principles of Official Statistics.The day, which was created by United Nations Statistical Commission, was first marked in the year 2010. India celebrates statistics day as National Statistics Day on 29 June to mark the birthday of the statistician Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis.


World Spine Day is marked on October 16 each year to create awareness about the about the burden of spinal pain and disability around the world.

The aim is to motivate people to adopt healthy routines to make their spine strong, active and flexible.

Furthermore, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, consequent social restrictions and lockdowns have forced people to work from home with the majority having insufficient or improper facilities to comfortably work for a prolonged duration, which could have detrimental effects on spinal health and strength.

Theme for World Spine Day 2021:

The World Spine Day theme for 2021 will be 'BACK 2 BACK!'

It reflects the need to reset and refocus on spinal pain and disability as part of the global burden of disease.

History and Significance of the day:

The World Federation of Chiropractic has been coordinating World Spine Day in collaboration with organizations across the world since 2012.




Dussehra (Vijaya Dashami, Dasara, or Dashain) is a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil. It is a gazetted holiday in India, which is marked on the 10th day of the bright half (Shukla Paksha) of the month of Ashvin (Ashwayuja), according to the Hindu calendar.

Many people of the Hindu faith observe Dussehra through special prayer meetings and food offerings to the gods at home or in temples throughout India. They also hold outdoor fairs (melas) and large parades with effigies of Ravana (a mythical king of ancient Sri Lanka). The effigies are burnt on bonfires in the evening. Dussehra is the culmination of the Navaratri festival.

There are many local celebrations in some areas in India that can last for up to 10 days. Local events include:

Performances of the Ramlila (a short version of the epic Ramayana) in Northern India.

Symbols seen throughout the Dussehra/Vijaya Dashami celebrations include:

Bonfires and fireworks

Paper and wood effigies of Ravana.

Red spots (tika) painted on people's foreheads.

The effigies of Ravana are often burnt on the bonfires.

Learn to praise, not to envy. Have a blessed Dussehra!



World Students’ Day is celebrated every year on the birth anniversary of former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam on October 15.

It is the day celebrated to pay rich tribute to India’s Missile Man Abdul Kalam, who has contributed immensely to the development of education in the country.

Born on October 15, 1931 in Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu, Kalam was a distinguished administrator and scientist of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Late President Abdul Kalam popularly known as people’s President, was a dedicated teacher. He chose to continue teaching immediately the next day he completed his tenure as the President of India. He was much popular among people especially the youth. He had played a pivotal role in invention and Pokhran II nuclear tests.

It was his dedication towards teaching and his motivational quotes that inspired the students and the UN declared October 15 as World Students’ Day in 2010.





Each year on 14 October, the members of the IEC, ISO and ITU celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards.

World Standards Day 2021 is about our shared vision for a better world . Learn more about the theme in this message from IEC, ISO and ITU.

WORLD STANDARDS DAY 2021 — STANDARDS FOR SDGS

OUR SHARED VISION FOR A BETTER WORLD

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which project to address social imbalances, develop a sustainable economy, and slow the rate of climate change, are highly ambitious. To reach them will require the cooperation of many public and private partners, and the use of all available tools, including international standards and conformity assessment. 




The International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health. The 2021 edition focuses on “International cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.” This is the sixth of the Sendai Seven targets.


The year 2021 promises to be a make or break year when it comes to delivering on the policy agenda agreed in 2015. Without real action on climate in the next ten years, extreme weather events will be overwhelming, especially for developing countries.


Disasters impact low- and middle-income countries disproportionately, particularly in terms of mortality, numbers of people injured, displaced and homeless, economic losses (as a percentage of GDP) and damage to critical infrastructure. We cannot eradicate poverty and hunger if we don’t step up investments in disaster risk reduction. International cooperation for developing countries through Official Development Aid (ODA) and capacity building is essential to boost disaster resilience in the face of extreme weather events and other natural and man-made hazards.


International Day of the Girl 2021"Digital generation. Our generation."In 1995 at the World Conference on Women in Beijing countries unanimously adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action – the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing the rights of not only women but girls. The Beijing Declaration is the first to specifically call out girls’ rights.On December 19, 2011, United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.The International Day of the Girl Child focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face and to promote girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.Digital generation. Our generation.Girls know their digital realities and the solutions they need to pave paths to freedom of expression, joy and boundless potential. Together, let’s widen these pathways so that this generation of girls can become a generation of technologists.


WORLD POST DAY

Otober 9, to mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) across the world. UPA was established in the year 1874 in Switzerland. Postal systems have been in operation for many centuries.


From personal letters and important documents to e-commerce and online shopping packages, postal services deal with everything.


Due to digitization, people have shifted to digital medium to parcel their belongings but postal services still holds an important position in society.




Air Force Day, October 8


October 8 is celebrated as the Air Force Day because on this day, the Air Force in India was officially raised in 1932 as the supporting force of the Royal Air Force of the United Kingdom. The first operational squadron came into being in April 1933. After participation in World War II, the Air Force in India came to be called the Royal Indian Air Force in the mid 1940s. In 1950, after the republic came into being it became the Indian Air Force. From six officers and 19 Hawai Sepoys back in 1933, the Air Force now is the fourth largest in the world.

The Indian Air Force is the fourth largest of its kind on the globe today following those of the US, Russia and China. In addition to defending India’s air space, IAF also participates in disaster management programs and humanitarian missions.




5 October - World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day is celebrated on 5 October every year in the whole world to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers in 1966. No doubt this Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, education, recruitment, employment, etc.

The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching personnel in higher education. World Teachers’ Day has been celebrated since 1994.

World Teachers’ Day is co-convened in partnership with the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF and Education International (EI).

Gandhi Jayanti 2021

Gandhi Jayanti 2021:* October 2 this year marks the 152nd birth anniversary of one of India's most beloved and inspiring leaders Mahatma Gandhi. Fondly called Bapu by millions of Indians, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat.

Mahatma Gandhi's anniversary every year is marked by prayer meetings and tributes across the country, and children are seen taking part in painting and essay competitions organized by schools and other organizations on the occasion. Mahatma Gandhi, who played a significant role in India's independence, was known for his principles of non-violence and truth and had started implementing them very early in his life.

The day has also assumed an international significance after The United Nations General Assembly decided to observe October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence every year.

World Animal Day 2021

*World Animal Day, or World Animal Welfare Day,* is observed every year on 4 October, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, who was regarded as the patron saint of animals.

The day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare. It aims to raise the states of animals and improve their welfare.

Aim-

The main goal of World Animal Day is to "raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe."

World Animal Day originated in the year 1925, when cynologist Heinrich Zimmermann organised the first event on 24 March at the Sport Palace in Berlin. Over 5,000 people attended the event, which was originally scheduled for October 4, to align with the fest day of Saint Francis of Assisi.

International Day of Older Persons 2021

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons.

This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.

In 1991, the General Assembly (by resolution 46/91) adopted the United Nations Principles for Older Persons.

In 2002, the Second World Assembly on Ageing adopted the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing, to respond to the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century and to promote the development of a society for all ages.

Theme of the year -

“Digital Equity for All Ages”

International Coffee Day 2021

International Coffee Day takes place on October 1 every year. Making the daily journey from tropical Africa to the breakfast mugs of households all over the world, coffee beans have been scattered all over the world for more than 600 years, and their preparation for consuming is a great example of metamorphosis. Humanity has been preparing coffee for many presentations: drinks, candies, medicine, and some ancient civilizations even used it as currency! No matter how you take it, coffee can energize you, warm you up, refresh you, keep you awake, and even catch you up with your loved ones.

World Heart Day 2021


To increase public awareness of cardiovascular diseases, their prevention and their global impact, World Heart Day is observed and celebrated annually on September 29.

World Health Day was first founded in 1999 with the World Heart Federation (WHF) collaborating with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The idea of an annual event was conceived by Antoni Bayés de Luna, the president of WHF from 1997-2011. Originally, World Heart Day was observed on the last Sunday of September, with the first celebration taking place on September 24, 2000.

According to the World Heart Federation, “World Heart Day informs people around the globe that CVD, including heart disease and stroke, is the world's leading cause of death claiming 18.6 million lives each year, and highlights the actions that individuals can take to prevent and control CVD. It aims to drive action to educate people that by controlling risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity, at least 80% of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke could be avoided.”

This year, the theme of World Heart Day is “Use Heart to Connect”. The idea is to find different and innovative ways to connect people to heart health, especially in lower resource areas and communities by “using your knowledge, compassion and influence to make sure you, your loved ones and the communities you’re part of have the best chance to live heart-healthy lives. It’s about connecting with our own hearts, making sure we’re fuelling and nurturing them as best we can, and using the power of digital to connect every heart, everywhere.”

*International Translation Day 2021

*International Translation Day 2021:* According to the UN, International Translation Day plays an important role in bringing nations together, contributing to development, and strengthening world peace and security. This day provides a great opportunity to spotlight the important work of translators, interpreters, and others in the language service industry.

The theme of International Translation Day 2021 is "United in translation."

The theme of International Translation Day 2020 is "Finding the words for a world in crisis”. The theme focuses on the importance of work to ensure that clear information reaches everyone and overcome language barriers both globally and locally.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh 114th birth Anniversary

Indian freedom fighter and revolutionary leader Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary is observed and celebrated on 27 September. His name is synonymous with the revolutionary movement that highly contributed to India’s freedom.

Born in 1907, Singh will always be remembered for his gusto and courage to stand up against British rule. He also gave a new direction to the Indian freedom struggle through his ideas and supreme sacrifice.

When Bhagat Singh was in jail, he had fasted for 116 days. Despite being on fast, he used to complete his daily tasks like reading, writing books, visiting court every day, and even singing.

The popular patriotic slogan ‘Inquilab Zindabad’ was coined by Singh, which later became the freedom movement’s calling.

When Bhagat Singh’s mother went to visit him in jail, he was believed to be laughing loudly. Everyone around him was shocked. Most of them considered that he was close to death.

On the day of his execution, which is 23 March, 1931, Bhagat Singh was hanged an hour ahead of the official time. Reports suggest that the revolutionary leader was smiling at the time of hanging.

September 28th 2021 is the 15th World Rabies Day.

This year’s World Rabies Day theme is: “Rabies: Facts, not Fear”.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has raised many doubts and misconceptions about diseases, their spread and about vaccination in general. Because of this, there has been some hesitancy about the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccines in many countries and many people are afraid to get vaccinated. For rabies, this is nothing new, as fears, misconceptions and misinformation about the disease and its prevention dates back hundreds of years. For that reason, this year’s theme is focused on sharing facts about rabies, and not spreading fear about the disease by relying on misinformation and myths.

Facts: Facts are essential for raising disease awareness, preventing rabies cases, having the animal population vaccinated, and educating people about the dangers of rabies and how to prevent it. Without facts we would not have data for decision-makers to inform them of the serious nature of the disease. We would not be able to advocate for its elimination and the burden of the disease would remain unknown, resulting in tens of thousands of people and animals continuing to die from rabies each year. Let us use facts to raise awareness and educate others about rabies – a 99% fatal, yet 100% preventable disease.

Fear: The word “fear” has three meanings in this year’s theme. Firstly, it relates to the general fear caused by rabies, the fear people experience when encountering rabid animals, and the fear that people live with in communities plagued by rabies. The second meaning relates directly to the symptom of fear that people may experience when infected with rabies. Lastly, fear relates to the fear caused by ‘fake news’ or myths about rabies – making people afraid of vaccination, making people afraid to get their animals sterilized or vaccinated, and making people believe in ineffective treatments for the disease.

About World Maritime Day

World Maritime Day was first held in 1978 to mark the 21st anniversary of the IMO Convention’s entry into force. Celebrations are held throughout the world to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment, and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work. World Maritime Day celebrations are usually held during the last week in September.

Since 2005, in addition to the official IMO celebrations held at IMO Headquarters in London, there has been a Parallel Event hosted by a Member State.

World Maritime theme for 2021 reflects a clear need to raise awareness of seafarersʹ vital role in world trade and increase their visibility.

"Seafarers: at the core of shippingʹs future" has been selected as the World Maritime theme for 2021.

World Pharmacists Day 2021: The theme for this year is ‘Pharmacy: Always Trusted for Your Health

World Pharmacists Day was launched by the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), with the organization’s council choosing to establish the event in the late 2000s during a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey. The goal of the day is to draw attention to pharmacies and the good health advantages they provide, and FIP urges all its members to participate for the event to be a success.

Each year, the organization releases a new topic so that individuals and organizations in the pharmaceutical business may organize national campaigns or community projects to highlight the wonderful work they do in improving people’s health throughout the world.

World Rose Day 2021: History and Significance of the Welfare of Cancer Patients

World Rose Day is observed all over the world to honour the same bravery and to provide hope to people suffering from the dreadful cancer disease.

Giving someone hope to live can be the greatest part of life. World Rose Day, celebrated on September 22, is a ray of hope for cancer patients all around the world who are facing the big ‘C.’ An arduous and prolonged struggle awaits those who choose to fight cancer. Aside from the physiological implications, cancer causes stress, psychological impact, and anguish. Fighting the disease may be emotionally exhausting, and sufferers require a lot of bravery and positivity to keep going through the difficult times, even from those who support them.


This day is observed all over the world to honour the same bravery and to provide hope to people suffering from the dreadful cancer disease. It is also observed as a day to promote awareness about early identification and prevention, which can not only cure but also save many malignancies.

The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 23 September as the International Day of Sign Languages in order to raise awareness of the importance of sign language in the full realization of the human rights of people who are deaf.

The International Day of Sign Languages is an unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. The 2021 theme, declared by the World Federation of the Deaf, is “We Sign For Human Rights,” highlighting how each of us – deaf and hearing people around the world – can work together hand in hand to promote the recognition of our right to use sign languages in all areas of life.

According to the World Federation of the Deaf, there are more than 70 million deaf people worldwide. More than 80% of them live in developing countries. Collectively, they use more than 300 different sign languages.

*WORLD OZONE DAY*

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 16 September to be the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer in 1994. The World Ozone Day is celebrated on September 16 every year.

The day acts as a reminder that we need to protect the ozone and take preventive measures for the same. Every year, it is observed on September 16 with a specific theme. The major aspects of the day is to grab people's attention towards the Ozone layer and its importance and come up with efficient measures for the same.

Over the last 30 years various chemicals and gases have had a great impact on the Ozone layer. The celebration also focuses on preventive measures for such issues which deplete the nature.

As a responsible citizen, it is our duty to contribute towards the same.

The theme for World Ozone Day 2021 is Montreal Protocol – keeping us, our food and vaccines cool.*

The World Ozone Day reminds us : *"Don’t let the future go up in smoke. SAVE THE OZONE* as no life is possible without it."

2021 Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

Hindi Diwas 2021

14th September

हिंदी हमारी राष्ट्रभाषा है। साल 1953 में पहली बार हिंदी दिवस मनाया गया था तब से लेकर आज तक यह हर साल 14 सितंबर को मनाया जाता है।

साल 1949 में 14 सितंबर को भारत की संविधान सभा ने हिंदी को नवगठित राष्ट्र की आधिकारिक भाषा के रूप में अपनाया था। जिसके बाद साल 1953 में पहली बार हिंदी दिवस मनाया गया था। इंग्लिश, स्‍पेनिश और मंदारिन के बाद दुनिया में चौथी सबसे ज्‍यादा बोली जाने वाली भाषा हिंदी है। यहां तक कि कई अंग्रेजी शब्दों की उत्पत्ति भी हिंदी के शब्दों से ही हुई है। तो आज के दिन स्कूल, कॉलेजों और ऑफिसेज़ में हिंदी भाषा के महत्व को बताया जाता है। तरह-तरह के कार्यक्रम आयोजित किए जाते हैं।

International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 every year The day provides an opportunity for people to respect the very idea of democracy and rights for humans.The International Day of Democracy was established through a resolution that was passed by the UN General Assembly in the year 2007 on November 8 to encourage and strengthen the very phenomena of democracy. The United Nations believes that human rights and the new rule of laws are always protected in the societies. The International Day of Democracy owes its existence to the Universal Declaration on Democracy, which was adopted on September 15, 1997, by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU).September 15 is observed as the International Day of Democracy. The United Nations General Assembly in 2007 passed a resolution to establish the day. The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to recall that democracy is about people and for people.

*National Forest Martyrs Day* is marked on September 11. The day as the name suggests is observed to pay tributes to those who laid down their lives in order to protect the jungles, forests and wildlife across India.

National Forest Martyrs Day 2021: Remembering Amrita Devi who sacrificed her life for forest rights.

Amrita Devi's role in Forest rights movement

Amrita Devi's story starts in 1730 when the then Maharaja Abhay Singh of Jodhpur wanted to build a new palace. Abhay Singh sent his soldiers to fell the trees in Jalnadi now called Khejarli village.

However, the soldiers had to encounter the brave Bishnoi woman Amrita Devi who refused to let the axemen cut the trees.

As Maharaja's axemen attempted to cut the tree, Amrita Devi grabbed a tree. But the axemen did not relent and attacked her causing her death. Later, it is said, her three daughters hugged the same tree and met the same fate but not before uttering the famous Bishnoi couplet, "A chopped head is cheaper than a felled tree."

Batala plays host to Babe da viah

Every year, Batala plays host to a wedding in which lakhs of baraatis come from as far away as Sultanpur Lodhi. It is the anniversary celebration of Guru Nanak's marriage to Mata Sulakhni. The Guru Granth Sahib placed in a palanquin leads the procession of baraatis through the main bazaars of the town.

Devotees converged on Gurdwara Kandh Sahib here on Saturday to celebrate Babe da viah, the 525th wedding anniversary of the guru. The entire town wore a festive look with buntings and decorations put up on the roads leading to the gurdwara.

A massive cleanliness drive has been launched in the town, which has been decorated tastefully with lights and flowers and 101 akand paths of Guru Granth Sahib have been started across the town.

The shobha yatra, led by the Panj Piaras, began from Gurdwara Dera Sahib, passed through the town carrying the palki of the Guru Granth Sahib followed by several Ragi Jathas singing hymns in praise of the guru. The display of gatka and beating of nagaras by Nihangs also formed part of the marriage procession.

Guru Nanak was married to Bibi Sulakhni, daughter of Mul Chand Khatri, revenue official at Batala. It is said that during the wedding Guru Nanak was made to sit along a mud wall. Teasing the groom, his sister-in-law told him not to sit near the wall as it could collapse any time. Then the Guru said the wall would not collapse till life existed on earth. The mud wall continues to stand till date and has been encased in glass.

International Literacy Day takes place on September 8 every year to raise awareness and concern for literacy problems that exist within our own local communities as well as globally. International Literacy Day was founded by proclamation of The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, in 1966 “to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.” International Literacy Day brings ownership of the challenges of illiteracy back home to local communities where literacy begins, one person at a time.


Literacy is essential for proper social and individual human development. Basic literacy skills equip individuals to transform their lives by improving their overall standard of living, and in turn improve the standard of living for whole communities.


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, created International Literacy Day in 1967.



World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), celebrated annually on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP) and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO). The event represents a global commitment to focus attention on suicide prevention.

The theme of WSPD 2021, “Creating hope through action,” reflects the need for collective, action to address this urgent public health issue. All of us- family members, friends, co-workers, community members, educators, religious leaders, healthcare professionals, political officials and governments- can take action to prevent suicide in the Region.

Objectives

The overall goal of this day is to raise awareness about suicide prevention worldwide. Objectives include promoting stakeholder collaboration and self-empowerment to address self-harm and suicide through preventative action. These can be achieved through capacity building of healthcare providers and other relevant actors, positive and informative messaging aimed at the general population and at-risk groups such as young people, and facilitating open discussion on mental health at home, at school, in the workplace, etc. Those contemplating or affected by suicide are also encouraged to share their stories and seek professional help.

Skyscraper Day

*Skyscraper Day* is held annually on September 3. Celebrate this unofficial holiday by climbing or taking the elevator/lift up a skyscraper and by acknowledging the architectural and engineering feats that make such buildings possible.

A skyscraper by modern definition is a tall habitable building with multiple floors.

Although it is said that a habitable structure must be least 100 metres or 150 metres in height for it to be called a skyscraper, there is no universally accepted definition. Simply put, they are high-rise buildings with 10 or more stories.

Parkash Utsav of Shri Guru Granth Sahib ji

The Sikh community across the world will be celebrated the 417th Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji on Tuesday, i.e. September 7. The Parkash Utsav of Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji is celebrated on the 15th day (new moon) of Bhadon, the sixth month in the Nanakshahi calendar. It generally occurs in August or September. The Guru Granth Sahib is the central holy religious scripture of Sikhism.

On August 29, 1604, the compilation of Sri Guru Granth Sahib was completed. On September 1, 1604, the holy scripture was installed in Golden Temple. From then on, the day has been celebrated as the Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib Ji. The Adi Granth, its first rendition, was compiled by the fifth guru, Sri Guru Arjan Dev ji. Baba Buddha was appointed the first Granthi of the Golden Temple

The Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Granth Sahib is observed with devotion and fervour. A religious procession, referred to as Nagarkirtan, is organised in various cities of Punjab. This procession is led by the Panj Pyaras. On the day of the Gurpurab, the celebrations commence early in the morning. Devotees visit gurudwaras to seek blessings of the Almighty.

National Nutrition Week 2021

Nutrition contents in a person’s body are very essential for the proper functioning of the body and avoid deficiencies. And for this, a proper nutrition intake is in our diet is also necessary. While various awareness activities are usually conducted to educate people on the need for nutrition in our bodies, National Nutrition Week being one such important event.

The National Nutrition Week is celebrated from 1st September to 7th September.

National Nutrition Week was introduced in March 1973 by members of the American Dietetic Association to deliver a nutrition education message while promoting the profession of dietetics. In the 1980s the initiative of National Nutrition Week gained much support, and this week-long festival expanded to a month-long observance.

After this, the Government of India started the National Nutrition Week commemoration in India in the year 1982. This campaign was initiated to spread awareness and encourage everyone to understand the importance of nutrition and adopt a healthy, sustainable life.

World Coconut Day

*World Coconut Day* is observed on September 2 to commemorate the formation of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC). The APCC is headquartered at Jakarta, Indonesia and all major coconut growing countries including India are members of APCC. On September 2, the world celebrates one of nature’s healthiest foods and promotes the uses and importance of Coconuts.

Coconuts are members of the drupe family, and it is a fleshy fruit that has been planting in tropical regions. A rich source of electrolytes and lauric acid, coconuts contain many antioxidants and antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral. They are produced in more than 80 countries around the world. India currently is the third largest coconut producer with Indonesia at the top.

Raksha Bandhan

Raksha Bandhan is a festival which celebrates the bond of a brother and sister. It is one of the most important festivals. In addition, sisters and brothers wait eagerly for it all round the year. People celebrate it with abundant zeal and enthusiasm in India.

Brothers and sisters help us grow. At every stage of our lives, the bond between them grows stronger. They stand with each other through thick and thin. The elder brothers are very protective of their sisters. Similarly, elder sisters care a lot for their younger brothers. The younger ones look up to their elder siblings.

Raksha Bandhan is all about celebrating this bond. It is a symbolism of the unique and special relationship shared by the two. This day has been rightly recognized to have a good time and focus on this beautiful bond. It serves as a symbol of their love, togetherness, and confidence in each other. is a festival which celebrates the bond of a brother and sister. This festival is celebrated in the Hindu religion. It is one of their most important festivals. In addition, sisters and brothers wait eagerly for it all round the year. People celebrate it with abundant zeal and enthusiasm in India.

Brothers and sisters help us grow. At every stage of our lives, the bond between them grows stronger. They stand with each other through thick and thin. The elder brothers are very protective of their sisters. Similarly, elder sisters care a lot for their younger brothers. The younger ones look up to their elder siblings.

Raksha Bandhan is all about celebrating this bond. It is a symbolism of the unique and special relationship shared by the two. This day has been rightly recognized to have a good time and focus on this beautiful bond. It serves as a symbol of their love, togetherness, and confidence in each other

The Women’s Equality Day

*The Women’s Equality Day* is celebrated every year on August 26 in the United States to mark the American women’s advancements towards equality with men. It is also celebrated in memory of the ratification of the nineteenth amendment of the US constitution, which guaranteed the American women their right to vote.

The US Congress officially acknowledged the Women’s Equality Day in 1971 in recognition of the continued efforts of women to achieve equality.

National Sports Day

National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August every year to commemorate the birthday of Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand. This article sheds light on Indian hockey wizard Major Dhyan Chand, history and significance of National Sports Day.Major Dhyan Chand

Widely known as 'Wizard of Hockey', the greatest hockey player of India, Major Dhyan Chand Singh, was born on 29 August 1905 in present-day Praygraj, UP. After getting a basic education, Dhyan Chand joined the Indian army as a soldier in 1922.Major Dhyan Chand had scored more than 400 international goals in his career from 1926 to 1948 while scoring nearly 1,000 goals In his entire career.

World Photography Day

*World Photography Day* is observed annually to celebrate the craft, art, science, and history of photography.The objective of the day is to inspire more and more photographers, both experts and amateurs, to talk about a profession that is a fine blend of art and technology.

International Youth Day is an awareness day designated by the United Nations. The purpose of the day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. The first IYD was observed on 12 August, 2000.

World Mosquito Day

World Mosquito Day: The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been organising the annual event since the 1930s to mark Sir Ronald Ross's work and discovery in 1897 that Anopheles mosquitoes transmit the malaria parasite to humans. The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has been organising the annual event since the 1930s to mark the British doctor's work.

Though very small in size, mosquitoes are perhaps the only predator that has thrived through the centuries, causing death through vector-borne diseases. In fact, it is counted among the world's deadliest, killing more than seven lakh people each year.


World Mosquito Day: The theme this year is "Reaching the zero malaria target".


INDEPENDENCE DAY

August 15 is celebrated as the Independence Day in India. On August 15, 1947, India got independence from the British Empire. The day is annually observed on August 15 as a national holiday in the country.

The country attained independence from foreign rule following years of struggle and independence movement led by various freedom fighters. The independence movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience was led by the Mahatma Gandhi.

The day is celebrated across the country with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades and many cultural events.

The International Day of the World's Indigenous People is observed on 9 August each year to raise awareness and protect the rights of the world's indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection.

WORLD ELEPHANT DAY

World Elephant Day was created in 2011 by two Canadian filmmaker Patricia Sims and Thailand’s Elephant Reintroduction Foundation and first celebrated on August 12, 2012. The initiative was greatly supported by film star and Star Trek legend William Shatner who narrated the documentary Return to the Forest, a fascinating 30-minute film about the reintroduction of captive Asian elephants to the wild. The motivation for the first World Elephant Day was to draw attention to the plight of these majestic creatures to populations and cultures all over the world. Due to their pleasant and intelligent nature, the world’s largest land animals are loved worldwide. But, unfortunately, these magnificent creatures face multiple threats to their survival.

National Handloom Day

August 7 is observed as National Handloom Day to commemorate the Swadeshi Movement and to celebrate our country's rich fabrics and colourful weaves. This year, India will mark the seventh National Handloom Day to showcase the legacy of the Indian handloom industry and to honour the weavers across the country.

Hiroshima And Nagasaki

Hiroshima And Nagasaki: 75 Years On World Remembers The Horror

75 years of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day: On August 9, 1945, the US dropped the second nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, three days after Hiroshima was destroyed by the first one. This led to Japan's unconditional surrender in Second World War.

*QUIT INDIA MOVEMENT DAY*

On August 8, 2021, the nation commemorates the 79th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, or August Kranti Din, which is one of the most significant milestones in the history of India's freedom movement. After a meeting of the All-India Congress Committee in Mumbai on August 8, 1942, people from all over India came together under Mahatma Gandhi's guidance to drive the British out of India.

The Quit India Movement, also known as the India August Movement or the Bharat Chhodo Andolan, is widely regarded as a watershed moment in India's fight for independence from the British Raj. In contrast to several previously studied power systems, the movement represents the point at which the goal of complete independence from the British Raj gained momentum.

Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Udham Singh

Udham Singh (26 December 1899 – 31 July 1940) was an Indian revolutionary belonging to the Ghadar Party, best known for his assassination in London of Michael O'Dwyer, the former lieutenant governor of the Punjab in India, on 13 March 1940. The assassination was done in revenge for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in Amritsar in 1919, for which O'Dwyer was responsible. He was subsequently tried and convicted of murder and hanged in July 1940. While in custody, he used the name Ram Mohammad Singh Azad, which represents the three major religions of Punjab and his anti-colonial sentiment.

Udham Singh is a well-known figure of the Indian independence movement. He is also referred to as Shaheed-i-Azam Sardar Udham Singh (the expression "Shaheed-i-Azam", means "the great martyr"). A district (Udham Singh Nagar) of Uttarakhand was named after him to pay homage in October 1995 by the Mayawati government.

*Hiroshima Day is observed on August 6 every year* to raise awareness of the disastrous effects of the atom bomb and the need to promote "peace politics" among nations.

Significance of Hiroshima Day

The day is a reminder of the bombing attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States during World War II in 1945, which destroyed almost 90% of the city and killed thousands of people.

The bombings on the two Japanese cities were the first time that an atomic bomb was used outside testing. No nuclear weapon has ever been used against a target ever since.

Hiroshima Day 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the killings. According to a Reuters report, the IOC will honour the anniversary during the Tokyo 2020 closing ceremony, which is scheduled for August 8

COAST GUARD DAY

Coast Guard Day is held every August 4 to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790, by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

INTERNATIONAL TIGER DAY

International Tiger Day has been held on the 29th July every year since 2010 when it was first created at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. This was done to raise awareness of the decline of wild tiger numbers, leaving them on the brink of extinction and to encourage the celebration around the important work of Tiger conservation.


Many well known animal organisations such as the WWF, the IFAW and the Smithsonian Institute get behind this event. You can get involved in the conversation around this important day

INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP DAY

International Day of Friendship was designated by the United Nations General Assembly (U.N.). On July 30, we step back and get thankful for these relationships worldwide, as they promote and encourage peace, happiness, and unity. The U.N. encourages governments, community groups, and other organizations to coordinate activities and events that celebrate the friendships that we keep close to us. Many events focus on reconciliation, bridging understanding and consensus, and finding comfort in those friendships that feel like home.

KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS

Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on 26 July. On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides.

NATIONAL PARENTS’ DAY

National Parents’ Day honors all parents on the fourth Sunday in July. No matter where our parents may be, this day serves to celebrate their important role in our lives.

In May we celebrated mothers, and in June we celebrated fathers. It follows that in July we can bring all our parents together and show them some appreciation all at once.

Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From our birth, parents protect, teach, provide, and serve as role models. As part of a family, we look to them for guidance. We mirror their behavior and learn to be a core part of our communities.

Throughout our lives, our parents lead us to be independent thinking individuals. As many of us know, those efforts can be challenging. The world is changing as quickly as they grow. Often the sleepless nights and worry seem endless. On this particular Sunday, we honor all parents who do everything to raise and protect their children.

It’s the perfect day for a hot celebration, and that is a major reason for observing National Thermal Engineer Day on July 24 each year. You might not know it, but thermal energy is all around us. This is the energy within any system that is responsible for its temperature. The transfer of this energy from one system to another (think pushing a box across a rough floor) causes heat. On this day, we’re celebrating the contributions of those people that understand and work with heat management, and we’re commemorating the importance of this form of energy in the world.

Paper bags are an environment-friendly alternative to the harmful plastic bags and "Paper Bag Day" is celebrated worldwide on July 12. The day aims to spread awareness about using paper bags instead of plastic to help reduce plastic waste that take thousands of years to decompose

♦️MALALA DAY♦️


Every year on July 12th, the world celebrates the birthday of Malala Yousafzai. At age 17, Malala was the youngest recipient ever of the Nobel Peace Prize. The day also honors the rights of children and women.


Malala Yousafzai was born in Mingora, Pakistan, on July 12th, 1997. Malala’s father was an educator, and as a result, she developed a thirst for knowledge. In 2007 the Taliban took over the city in which she lived and banned girls from attending school. As young as she was, Malala demonstrated fierce bravery by standing up to the Taliban. In 2009, Malala started a blog and wrote about life under Taliban rule. She also wrote about her desire to go to school. For three years, she and her father advocated for the right for girls to attend school.


On the morning of October 9th, 2012, gunmen from the Taliban shot Malala Yousafzai in the head. She was just 15 years old at the time. After four days in a military hospital, doctors transferred her to an ICU in Birmingham, England. Multiple surgeries and weeks of rehabilitative therapy later, Malala began attending school in Birmingham.


On her 16th birthday, the young lady traveled to New York and spoke at the United Nations. In 2013, TIME Magazine declared Malala one of the world’s most influential people. A year later, Malala was named a Nobel Peace Prize winner. Along with this prestigious honor, Malala has received the United Nations Human Rights Prize and The Liberty Medal. In 2017, Malala began her studies at Oxford. She currently resides in Birmingham and continues to fight for women’s empowerment and education

World Zoonoses Day

World Zoonoses Day 2021:


Every year on July 6, World Zoonoses Day is observed to commemorate the first vaccination administered against a zoonotic disease like Avian influenza, West Nile virus, and Ebola. French Biologist Louis Pasteur on July 6, 1885, had administered the first vaccine against rabies, a zoonotic disease.

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that is believed to be originated from bats and transmitted to humans, World Zoonoses Day holds significance in educating and raising awareness about zoonotic diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans.

World Population Day

World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues. The event was established by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989.

2nd July - World UFO Day

2nd July - World UFO Day

World UFO Day is observed on 2nd July. It was founded by the UFO hunter Haktan Akdogan. The first World UFO Day was celebrated in 2001 and spread awareness among people to gaze at the heavens scanning for unidentified flying objects.

International Day of Cooperatives

1st Saturday of July- International Day of Cooperatives

Every 1st Saturday of July is celebrated as International Day of Cooperatives since 2005. The aim of celebrating this day is to increase awareness of cooperatives and promote the movement’s successes and ideals of international solidarity, economic efficiency, equality, and world peace. The main aim is to strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments, at local, national and international levels.

International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Siberian Tunguska event that took place on June 30, 1908, the most harmful known asteroid-related event on Earth in recent history. The United Nations has proclaimed it be observed globally on June 30 every year in its resolution. Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth, its families, communities, and future generations from a catastrophic event.

1st July – National Postal Worker Day

National Postal Worker Day is observed every year on 1st July to thank and appreciate all men and women who work consistently and diligently to deliver all our mail and packages.

National Doctor’s Day

1st July –

National Doctor’s Day

In India, Doctor's Day is observed on 1st July to mark the importance of doctors hold in our lives. This day is also meant to commemorate the medical industry and its advancements.

International Day of Yoga

The International Day of yoga has been celebrated annually on 21 June since 2015, following its inception in the United Nations General Assembly in 2014.Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual practice which originated in India. The Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, in his UN address suggested the date of 21 June, as it is the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and shares a special significance in many parts of the world.

World Sickle Cell Day

World Sickle Cell Day (2021)

The 19th June is World Sickle Cell Day – a day of raising awareness!


World Sickle Cell Day is a United Nation’s recognised day to raise awareness of sickle cell at a national and international level. On 22nd December 2008, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognises sickle cell disease as a public health problem and “one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases.” The resolution calls for members to raise awareness of sickle cell on June 19th of each year at national and international level.

Sickle cell disorders are a group of illnesses which affect your red blood cells. Sickle cell is a genetic condition, which means it is passed on from your parents and you are born with it; you cannot catch it from other people.

Father’s Day

Father’s Day 2021 Date: Fathers play a huge role in one’s life. Not only do they put their children’s needs before theirs, but they also guide them at every step. As such, while fathers and their selfless love need to be celebrated every day of the day, the third Sunday in the month of June is specially celebrated as Father’s Day every year. This year, it falls on June 20.


According to European tradition, Father’s Day is celebrated on St Joseph’s Day. The story behind the celebrations dates back to Sebastian County, Arkansas, 1982, where Sonora Smart Dodd’s mother passed away when she was 16. Dodd’s father, William Smart, a civil war veteran, raised her and her five brothers. In order to honour and immortalise her father’s selfless efforts, Dodd deemed fit to celebrate the same on her father’s birthday — June 5. However, the day was later pushed to be the third Sunday of June.

World Wind Day

World Wind Day 2021:

World Wind Day is celebrated every year on 15th June to make people aware about wind energy, its uses, power and its potential to change the world. so that we know its need for wind.

World Wind Day is organized by WindEurope (windeurope.org) and the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). Various events are organized in many countries on this day. Worldwide, in more than 75 countries, wind farms are in operation and energy is generated from a clean and renewable source. People used to visit wind farms, meet experts, attend events and take action to support wind power on this day.

Wind is a very good natural means of obtaining energy. On this day, all those systems are also highlighted due to which energy from wind is harnessed.

International Picnic Day

June 18th every year is International Picnic Day. The origins of this event are unknown, but it doesn’t dampen its popularity with many countries across the globe celebrating this event.

It’s often claimed that life is no picnic – but today it is! International Picnic Day is a chance to eat out in the open air with friends or family.Celebrate International Picnic Day by getting outside and enjoying nature with friends or family! It’s an opportunity for you to take a break from your daily routine and enjoy some time in the great outdoors. You’ll be able to share food and laugh together.

World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day 2021


World Ocean Day is celebrated on June 8.This year's theme is The Oceans: Life and LivelihoodsUN General Assembly passed the resolution on December 5 for this day to be celebrated.

"Love ocean, he will not betray you."


On June 8, the entire world comes together for the largest water body surrounding us, which is the ocean. It is an important part of our earth as it provides us with water, the most integral element that we need in our daily lives.

However, over the years, the oceans have to bear the brunt of man-made destruction. From industrial waste to throwing unwanted litter, its degradation is destabilizing the earth's dynamics with its natural resources that will lead to an eventual and unfortunate end.


Therefore, it becomes all the more important to save the oceans around the world.

Shri Guru Arjan Dev Ji's Martyrdom Day

Guru Arjan Dev ji, the fifth guru of Sikhs, was martyred on June 16, 1606. He had compiled the first edition of the Sikh scripture Adi Granth, which is now known as Guru Granth Sahib. Born in 1563 in Goindval, Tarn Taran district, Guru Arjan ji died after being tortured by the Mughals. The Shaheedi diwas of Guru Arjan Dev ji in 2021 is on June 14, 2021, Monday. According to the Hindu calendar, the shaheedi diwas of Guru Arjan Dev ji is observed on Jeth Sudi 4, which falls on June 14 this year.

Guru Arjan Dev was the first martyr of the Sikh faith. He was executed on the orders of Mughal emperor Jahangir. The Mughals were afraid due to his increasing influence in Northern India and the spread of Sikhism.


After arresting Guru Arjan Dev ji, Jahangir asked him to convert to Islam but he refused. The Mughal emperor started getting annoyed and started torturing the guru. Guru ji bore everything and kept narrating "Waheguru...Waheguru" and "shabad Tera kiya meetha lagey, har naam padarath nanak mangey."

World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2021 is marked on June 5. The day is celebrated across the globe to sensitise people about the importance of protecting the environment. World Environment Day is being celebrated since 1974, to urge people, governments and organisations to take proactive steps for the betterment of Mother Earth.


This year the theme of the day is “Ecosystem Restoration". Each year a different country hosts the official celebrations; this year’s host is Pakistan. Due to the ongoing pandemic condition people are being advised to celebrate the day virtually. There will be webinars and social media contests on the day to raise awareness about the day in a fun and exciting manner.

World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day (WFSD) celebrated on 7 June 2021 aims to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development.


This year’s theme, ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’, stresses that production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy. Recognizing the systemic connections between the health of people, animals, plants, the environment and the economy will help us meet the needs of the future.

Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Everyone has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and healthy. Through the World Food Safety Day, WHO works to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally. Food safety is everyone's business.

World Bicycle Day

World Bicycle Day 2021:


The day highlights the attention towards the benefits of using the bicycle which is a simple, affordable, clean, and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. It is celebrated on 3rd June.


The day celebrates the uniqueness, durability, and versatility of the bicycle and promotes it as a simple, sustainable means of transportation.


Bicycle is good for physical and mental health, also it is good for the environment and the economy. No doubt cycling is a wonderful workout and keeps you active. It helps to shape a healthy lifestyle

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed globally on 4th June every year. This day affirms the UN’s commitment to guard the rights of children. This day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the planet who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. The main aim of celebrating today is to spread the notice about the pain and sufferings faced by the victims as children.


On August 19, 1982, during an emergency session on the question of Palestine, the UN General Assembly, appalled at the amount of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese child victims of Israel’s acts of aggression, decided to commemorate 4 June of every year because of the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

World Milk Day

World Milk Day is observed globally on 1st June every year to celebrate the important contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods and nutrition.


Global Parents Day

Global Parents Day is celebrated on 1st June every year. ‘Global Day of Parents’ is celebrated in order to aptly recognize and honor parents across the globe for their selfless love and lifelong support towards their child/children.


BROTHER'S DAY

Brother’s Day

Celebration of Brother's Day

24th May is celebrated as Brother’s Day and this day pays a tribute to the brothers. The male sibling and their contribution to everyone in the family is celebrated. Not only biological brothers, but people also celebrate their bond with their brothers-in-law, cousin, or even a best friend.


The bond between siblings is naturally very strong. Growing up together, getting into trouble, playing games together, the competitiveness between you. Perhaps you have just one brother, perhaps you have lots – today, it’s time to reflect on the ways in which your sibling has enriched your life.


"A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams."

World No Tobacco Day

This yearly celebration informs the public on the dangers of using tobacco, the business practices of tobacco companies, what WHO is doing to fight the tobacco epidemic, and what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and healthy living and to protect future generations.


The Member States of the World Health Organization created World No Tobacco Day in 1987 to draw global attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and disease it causes. In 1987, the World Health Assembly passed Resolution WHA40.38, calling for 7 April 1988 to be a "a world no-smoking day." In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.

Anti-Terrorism Day

♦️Anti-Terrorism Day is observed on May 21 in India every year. The objective behind the observance of this day is to wean away from the youth from terrorism and the cult of violence by highlighting the suffering of common people and showing how it is prejudicial to the national interest.


♦️It was on this day in the year 1991 that former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. This year commemorates Rajiv Gandhi’s 30th death anniversary as India observes Anti-Terrorism Day.


♦️Anti Terrorism Day: History- The official announcement of National Anti Terrorism Day was made after the assassination of India's seventh Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on May 21, 1991. He was killed in Tamil Nadu in a campaign by a terrorist. Then, under the V.P. Singh government, the center has decided to observe 21st May as Anti Terrorism Day. On this day Anti Terrorism pledge is taken in all the government offices, public sector undertakings, and other public institutions, etc.


International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May


The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed Text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This was partly done because it was difficult for many countries to plan and carry out suitable celebrations for the date of 29 December, given the number of holidays that coincide around that time of year.


World Telecommunication and Information Society Day ​(WTISD)

▪️​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Theme: "Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times​"​. ​​

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day ​(WTISD) has been celebrated annually every 17 May since 1969 to mark the founding of ITU and the signing of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865.

▪️The COVID-19 crisis has not only highlighted the critical role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for continued functioning of societies but has also brought to the fore the startling digital inequalities between and within countries.

▪️ITU Members have stepped up and engaged in activities that have proven essential in saving lives and sustaining economies. They have demonstrated their remarkable resilience in the face of challenging times.

▪️At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the urgency of accelerating digital transformation and advancing the goals and targets of the Connect 2030 Agenda to leave no one behind.

▪️WTISD 2021 is an opportunity for ITU membership to continue to push for digital transformation by promoting national strategies on ICT development, smart policies to encourage investments, cooperation, and partnership. ITU invites you to actively participate in commemorating the theme of WTISD 2021, "Accelerating Digital Transformation in challenging times​"​, throughout the year with national, regional, and international initiatives to accelerate digital transformation as highlighted in the Call to Action​.​

International Museum Day

Each year since 1977, ICOM has organised International Museum Day, which represents a unique moment for the international museum community.

The objective of International Museum Day (IMD) is to raise awareness about the fact that, “Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples.” Organised on 18 May each year or around this date, the events and activities planned to celebrate International Museum Day can last a day, a weekend or an entire week. IMD was celebrated for the first time 40 years ago. All around the world, more and more museums participate in International Museum Day.

Last year, more than 37,000 museums participated in the event in about 158 countries and territories.


International Museum Day 2021: “The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine

EID MUBARAK

This religious festival marks the end of the month-long dawn-to-dusk fasting of Ramadan. Muslims worldwide celebrate this day in the month of Shawwal. This year, it will begin on the evening of May 13 and end on the evening of May 14.


Eid-ul-Fitr has a certain Islamic prayer that is usually performed in an open field or large hall.


Eid ul-Fitr means the occasion of breaking the fast. The day stands for expressing gratitude to the almighty Allah for all that we are have. It is believed that Muslims were commanded by Allah to continue fasting till the last day of Ramadan. According to the Holy book, Quran, devotees must pay the Zakat al-Fitr before offering the prayers for Eid.


Traditionally, the day begins at sunset on the night of the first sighting of the crescent moon. If the moon is not observed immediately after the 29th day of the previous lunar month, the holiday is celebrated the following day. It is forbidden to fast on the day of Eid. People make festive dishes like lachcha or sivayyan, made with toasted sweet vermicelli noodles mixed along with milk and dry fruits.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILY

"Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.” – Michael J. Fox


The family unit began with the first humans. While families today may look different than they did thousands of years ago, they are as equally important now as they were then. The United Nations believed families important enough to recognize them through a day of observance and, in 1994, chose May 15 as International Day of Families.


As parents, we want to give our children the best start in life we can. The foundation created in a family has been shown in numerous studies to dramatically impact a child’s success. The more stable the family environment for a child, the more likely they will be healthier – both mentally and physically.


Communities all over the world face obstacles that jeopardize the stability of the family. The UN began to recognize this in the 1980s as the Secretary General promoted awareness among decision-makers and the public. The UN went on to establish this day of observance and, each year, select a different family-focused theme to address world-wide challenges around education, poverty, health, and work/family balance, just to name a few.


According to the United Nations, the theme for the 2021 observance of the International Day of Families is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all.”


Happy Family Day

National Technology Day

♦️National Technology Day 2021 on May 11 celebrates the achievements and contributions of Indians to science and technology. This day serves as a reminder of India breaking into the elite group of nations with nuclear weapons. On May 11, 1998, India conducted three successful nuclear tests at the Indian Army's Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan under Operation Shakti. Two more nuclear tests were conducted on May 13. The tests were led by late President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. The National Technology Day was observed for the first time on May 11, 1999.


♦️National Technology Day 2021 history takes us back to 1999, when then-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared May 11 as a day of significant achievement for the country. The Technology Development Board ever since has been honouring scientists and engineers and their technological innovations that have added to the growth of India on this day.



International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. ICN commemorates this important day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses' Day (IND) resources and evidence.

The theme for the 2021 resource is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare. In 2021, we seek to show how nursing will look into the future as well how the profession will transform the next stage of healthcare.



Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the 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 months of May.


Every year, Mother’s Day is celebrated to appreciate mothers, who play an immensely important role in one’s life. This special day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 9,


Every year, Mother’s Day is celebrated to appreciate mothers, who play an immensely important role in one’s life. This special day is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. This year it will be celebrated on May 9, 2021.


Mothers are selfless, shower unconditional love on their children, and sacrifice all their needs for their families. Starting from feeding us to teaching us manners, our mothers do it all.


World Athletics Day

♦️World Athletics Day is celebrated each year in the month of May to create awareness about the importance of exercising.

♦️The International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF) started the World Athletics Day in order to boost participation in athletics among youngsters, create awareness about the importance of fitness. World Athletics Day falls under IAAF's social responsibility project 'Athletics for a Better World'. The World Athletics Day is observed to make people aware on the importance of physical fitness.

♦️World Athletics Day was originally celebrated in 1996 for the first time. The president of the IAAF at the time, Primo Nebiolo is the one who introduced the event. The IAAF was founded in 1912 in Sweden as the international governing body for the field of sports and athletics. The World Athletics Day is an event sponsored and organised by the IAAF. All around this day is celebrated in schools and colleges. Many athletic and sports competitions take place on this day in institutions celebrating World Athletics Day.


World Red Cross Day

♦️World Red Cross Day is also known as Red Crescent Day is celebrated on May 8 every year. This date marks the birth anniversary of Hgenry Dunant, who is the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He is also a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. He was born on May 8, 1828.


♦️It is an annual celebration of their principles. The day is celebrated by the Red Cross society across all the countries. It works for the welfare of people. World Red Cross Society provides for food shortages, natural disasters, wars as well as diseases of an epidemic.


♦️World Red Cross Day 2021: Theme

The theme of World Red Cross Day 2021 is 'Together we are unstoppable'!


♦️On this World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, we celebrate our long journey and reaffirm our commitment to our humanitarian mission.


World Red Cross Day: History

The first Red Cross Day was celebrated on May 8, 1948. In 1946 in World War II, the Tokyo proposal was put into effect. The possibility of an annual celebration was asked by the Board of Governors of the 'League of the Red Cross Societies (LORCS)', later called the General Assembly of the International Federation of Red Cross Societies.


PRESS FREEDOM DAY

Every year, 3 May is a date which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991. This in turn was a response to a call by African journalists who in 1991 produced the landmark Windhoek Declaration(link is external) on media pluralism and independence.

At the core of UNESCO's mandate is freedom of the press and freedom of expression. UNESCO believes that these freedoms allow for mutual understanding to build a sustainable peace.

It serves as an occasion to inform citizens of violations of press freedom - a reminder that in dozens of countries around the world, publications are censored, fined, suspended and closed down, while journalists, editors and publishers are harassed, attacked, detained and even murdered.

It is a date to encourage and develop initiatives in favour of press freedom, and to assess the state of press freedom worldwide.

WORLD ASTHMA DAY

♦️World Asthma Day is observed every year on the first Tuesday of May. This year it falls on May 4. It is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) in collaboration with health care groups and asthma educators, to spread awareness and care around the world.


♦️WAD is held each May to raise awareness of Asthma worldwide. It aims to educate people on how best to get control over this respiratory problem and other allergic diseases.


♦️World Asthma Day 2021: Theme

The theme for World Asthma Day 2021 is “Uncovering Asthma Misconceptions”. The theme provides a call to action to address common widely held myths and misconceptions concerning asthma that prevent persons with asthma from enjoying optimal benefit from the major advances in the management of this condition.


♦️World Asthma Day: History

The first World Asthma Day was celebrated in 1998 in more than 35 countries along with the first World Asthma Meeting held in Barcelona, Spain.


Since then, the day has become one of the most important asthma awareness events.


♦️What is Asthma:

Asthma is a condition of chronic disease which hinders the respiratory system, causing difficulty in breathing. This can make breathing difficult, can trigger frequent coughs and wheeze.


GURU TEG BAHADUR JI's GURPURAB CELEBRATION

Woodstock School celebrated 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji. with full devotion and gaiety.

and made efforts to spread the message of national integration by organising special program.


▪️Virtual program included poem recitation, speech, Shalok and Shabad Gayan chanted by teachers to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur Ji.


▪️Chairperson Dr. Satinderjit kaur Nijjar and Principal Dr. Ancy gave message of love and teachings to students asked them to follow guidelines of Guru Teg Bahadur Singh Ji.




WORLD LAUGHTER DAY

Happy World Laughter Day


Everybody knows that laughing feels good, but few realize how valuable these simple tools can be in improving our everyday wellness and wellbeing. Laughter cannot heal or solve anything, but it can help to heal and dissolve everything. That’s what World Laughter Day is for! It’s a day where people can relieve some stress and laugh. Discover a new happiness workout and learn about what happens during World Laughter Day.


History of World Laughter Day

World Laughter Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to raise awareness about laughter and its many healing benefits, as well as about thousands of community groups around the world who regularly practice comedy that promote wellness and overall well-being. World Laughter Day is celebrated in most large cities around the world. Hundreds of people gather worldwide on that day to laugh together


Health benefits of laughter

Is there any better feeling than a deep-rooted belly laugh? Not only does it help us to connect with those we’re laughing with, but there are a number of health benefits that are associated with laughing as well. This includes the following…

♦️Produces a general sense of well-being

♦️Boost T-cells

♦️Improve cardiac health

♦️Reduce stress hormone levels

♦️Lowers blood pressure.


Keep Laughing and Stay healthy

Ayushman Bharat Diwas

Ayushman Bharat Diwas is celebrated by the nation on April 30. The day aims to promote affordable medical facilities in remote areas of the country based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census database. It will also promote health and wellness and provide insurance benefits to the poor. The scheme is also titled National Health Protection Scheme and ModiCare. Some of the diseases covered by this scheme include Paediatric Cancer and many others.


The day also aimed to benefit 50 crore beneficiaries in India and it covers secondary and tertiary healthcare. The scheme aims to provide healthcare to more than 10 crore families in India. The 10 crore families consist of 8 crore families in rural areas and 2.33 crore families from urban areas. This day is of national importance to mark the launch of Ayushman Bharat Yojana which is also known as Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY). It was launched by PM Narendra Modi in the year 2018 to provide various benefits with a cover of 5 lakh rupees per family .


LABOUR DAY

WOODSTOCK SCHOOL CELEBRATED LABOUR DAY


▪️To honour workers for their contribution towards making our lives easier, Woodstock school celebrated the untiring services provided by the labourers on the Labour Day.

▪️Workers were overwhelmed watching the function and expressed their gratitude towards the school Management, teachers and students for their endeavor.


▪️Various virtual activities were performed by the students like

speeches, poems, songs and skits. This added great excitement to the event.

▪️Online activities were designed to forge the better understanding of the labour community among our students who must learn to respect and appreciate their efforts.


▪️Principal Dr. Ancy addressed online to the students that the school appreciated the hard toil of the working class and she encouraged students to respect them.


▪️Our worthy Chairperson Dr Satinderjit Nijjar acknowledged the contributions of the workforce of the school and lauded their ceaseless efforts for the welfare of the children.

The World Day for Safety and Health

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on 28 April to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally. It is an awareness-raising campaign intended to focus international attention on the magnitude of the problem and on how promoting and creating a safety and health culture can help reduce the number of work-related deaths and injuries.


In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO), began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO's traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.

International Dance Day

International Dance Day is a global celebration of dance, created by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the main partner for the performing arts of UNESCO. The event takes place every year on 29 April, which is the anniversary of the birth of Jean-Georges Noverre (1727–1810), the creator of modern ballet. The day strives to encourage participation and education in dance through events and festivals held on the date all over the world. UNESCO formally recognize ITI to be the creators and organizers of the event.

WORLD BOOK DAY

World Book Day is celebrated by UNESCO on April 23, every year. As a celebration of this year's World's Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO has created a 'Bookface' challenge.


Books are our best friends, guiders, and philosophers. April 23 is a symbolic date for world literature because on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. Hence, the day was selected to pay tribute to the great literary figures.


In the preparation for World Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO encouraged people to challenge themselves, to explore new topics, formats, or genres out of their ordinary. “Our goal is to engage people in reading, and to have fun doing so! As a celebration of this year's World's Book and Copyright Day, UNESCO has created a 'Bookface' challenge.


WORLD MALARIA DAY

World Malaria Day, which takes place on 25 April each year, is an internationally recognized day, highlighting the global efforts to control malaria and celebrating the gains that have been made. Since 2000, the world has made historic progress against malaria, saving millions of lives. However, half the world still lives at risk from this preventable, treatable disease, which costs a child’s life every two minutes.

*Reaching the zero malaria target*

This year, WHO and partners will mark World Malaria Day by celebrating the achievements of countries that are approaching – and achieving – malaria elimination. They provide inspiration for all nations that are working to stamp out this deadly disease and improve the health and livelihoods of their populations.


*World Heritage Day 18th April 2021*

The day is about preserving human heritage, diversity and vulnerability of the world’s built monuments and heritage sites. Also, the efforts required to protect and conserve it and to draw attention towards it.

🔹We all know that Ancient buildings and monuments are an asset for us and for the world. Therefore, World Heritage Day is a collective effort of the communities in the world to do the needful. This day maintain the cultural legacy and make people think about its susceptibility.

🔺World Heritage Day 2021 Theme🔺

🔹This year the theme of this special day is 'Complex Pasts: Diverse Future'. This theme is calling people of all the religion to come together keeping aside their differences and give out the message of solidarity.

🔹In the year 1982, ICOMOS (International Council and Monuments and Sites) suggested a day to spread awareness regarding the preservation of ancient culture and its historic sites. However, this idea was adopted later in the year 1983 by UNESCO during the 22nd General Conference

World Hemophilia Day 2021

Adapting to Change,

A sustaining care in a new world

World Hemophilia Day is about bringing the global bleeding disorders community together. With the COVID-19 pandemic having a major impact on people with a bleeding disorder, that objective has never been more important. The world has changed greatly over the last year, but one thing hasn’t: we are still in this together. Join us on April 17, 2021 and tell us how you have adapted to change during this unique time, and how you are working hard to help sustain care in a new world!

Ambedkar Jayanti 2021

🔺The year 2021 marks his 130th birthday.

🔺 The annual celebration will happen April 14, a Wednesday.

🔺Regarded as the architect of Indian Constitution, Ambedkar Jayanti — as the name suggests — is a day dedicated to Dr B R Ambedkar, who was a polymath and a civil rights activist. The day is also known as ‘Bhim Jayanti’, and it is annually observed on April 14. This year, it falls on a Wednesday.

🔺The day coincides with Dr Ambedkar’s birthday, who was born in the year 1891, and dedicated his life fighting caste oppression and discrimination, making the Indian society more conscious about the evils of the caste system, and working towards making it more inclusive, tenets of which are explained in detail in the Constitution.

🔺The leader stood for equality all his life, and even pushed for the treatment of every Indian citizen as equal in the eyes of the law. Throughout his life, he made efforts to uplift the untouchables, women and labourers. The plight of Dalits in India, in particular, had a strong impact on Ambedkar since his childhood, and it is said that it was one of the reasons that drew him in the fight for their cause, and for equalit




The World Homeopathy Day is celebrated each year on April 10 to pay tribute to homeopathy and its contribution to the world of medicine.

The day is observed on the occasion of the birth anniversary of German physician Dr Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. He was born on April 10, 1755. He was an acclaimed scientist, great scholar, and linguist. He discovered the way to heal through the use of Homeopathy. He died on July 2, 1843.



National Maritime Day in India is celebrated on April 5. Unlike Navy Day, which is observed on December 4, it primarily celebrates civilian shipping.

Indian maritime history begins millennia ago. Inhabitants of the Indus Valley began maritime trade with Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium BC. Following the annexation of Egypt by the Roman Empire, they began to trade with Romans as well. Indian spices, incenses and textiles were the main import from India to the Western world.


Early Indian maps and navigation charts were rather primitive, since Indian cartographers had little knowledge of scale. However, they did use the Pole Star and constellations for the purpose of navigation. It was Greek and Islamic cartographers who first produced more accurate navigational charts of the Indian Ocean.


In addition to a trade fleet, many Indian rulers attempted to organize some sort of a navy to protect their trading ships.



On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels.For over 20 years, the work of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been driven by the needs of affected people and tailored to the threat of explosive hazards faced by civilians, peacekeepers and humanitarians. UNMAS works to save lives, to facilitate deployment of UN missions and the delivery of humanitarian assistance, to protect civilians, to support the voluntary return of the internally displaced and refugee


World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on 2 April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autistic spectrum disorders including autism and Asperger syndrome throughout the world.

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day is an annual custom on April 1 consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. Jokesters often expose their actions by shouting "April Fools!" at the recipient. Mass media can be involved in these pranks, which may be revealed as such the following day.

Utkal Divas or Utakala Dibasha is celebrated on April 1 every year to remember the formation of the Odisha state after a struggle to be recognised as an independent state. Under the British rule, Odisha was part of the Bengal presidency, which consisted of the present-day Bihar, West Bengal, and Odisha.



PARIKSHA PE CHARCHA

The interaction every youngster is waiting for is back. Pariksha Pe Charcha with Prime Minister Narendra Modi is coming soon!

Leave your stress and nervousness behind and get ready to set those butterflies in your stomach free!

On popular demand, this time, the Prime Minister’s massively popular interaction will not only have students but also parents and teachers.

You too can get a chance to hang out with one of the most inspiring Prime Ministers ever, ask him for tips, seek advice...you could even pose questions you always wanted answers for!

So, how do you (a student, parent or teacher) get a chance to participate in the fourth edition of Pariksha Pe Charcha?

It’s very simple.

Read on:

  • First things first, click on the ‘Participate Now’ button above.

  • Remember, the competition is open for school students of classes 9 to 12.

  • Students can submit their responses to any one of the themes provided to them.

  • Students may also submit their question to Hon'ble Prime Minister in a maximum of 500 characters.

  • Parents and teachers can also participate and submit their entries in the online activities designed exclusively for them.


ICG celebrates its foundation day on every 1st February . The ICG is an armed force of India which protects maritime interests and enforces maritime law. Where the ICG is headed by a Director-General, Vice-Admiral rank of the Indian Navy. The Director-General is assisted by other officers who are responsible for various duties and responsibilities. But the Indian Coast Guard was formally established on 18 August 1978 by the Coast Guard Act, 1978 as an independent armed force of the Parliament of India

350th Birth Anniversery of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur ji

16 ,October, 2020

Banda Singh Bahadur, also called Laxman Das, Laxman Dev, or Madho Das, (born 1670, Rajauri [Inda]- died june 1716, Delhi )

World Students Day

15, October, 2020

World Students Day every year is celebrated across the globe on October 15. The day is marked to celebrate the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. World Student Day was first celebrated in 2010 in United Nations on Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday when he was 79 years old.

The day is celebrated to honor the most loved President of India who was a scientist, a teacher, an author among many other roles that he played. Dr. Kalam was born on October 15, 1931, in Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu, and studied physics and aerospace engineering. He spent the next four decades as a scientist and science administrator, mainly at the DRDO and ISRO.

But his favourite job was teaching and that is how he wanted the world to remember him. His death also happened while doing what he loves the most. Dr. Kalam was delivering a lecture to the students of IIM Shillong when he fell down the stage suffering a stroke and passed away on July 27, 2015.

The theme of World Students Day 2020 is ‘Learning for people, planet, prosperity, and peace’. This theme intends to highlight the centrality of development ambitions for our collectivity with humanitarian objectives. The day is celebrated to pay honor to the students from all across the globe for their hard work, dedication, and determination.

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Every year on March 4, India commemorates National Safety Day with the goal of raising awareness and commitment to working safely. The National Safety Council established the holiday to raise public awareness of all safety principles, including road safety, workplace safety, human health safety, and environmental safety. The holiday is also intended to reaffirm employees’ and the general public’s commitment to working safely throughout the year. Finally, the day aims to highlight the importance of following safety regulations and measures in order to avoid workplace mishaps.

On March 4, 1966, the Ministry of Labour and Employment established the council to develop and implement a voluntary routine in the areas of safety, health, and the environment.

National Safety Day 2022: Theme

Every year, this day is celebrated with a different theme. This year, the National Safety Council of India announced the theme to be ‘Nurture young minds - Develop safety culture’. Last year, which witnessed the 50th annual National Safety Day had a theme of Sadak Suraksha (Road safety