Important Days of the Year

DateDayRemarks
Jan 12National Youth DayBirthday of Swami Vivekananda
Jan 15Army DayField Marshall K.M. Cariappa took over the command of Army on this day in 1949 from the British.
Jan 27International Holocaust DayThe largest Nazi death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, was liberated by Soviet troops on Jan 27, 1945.
Jan 30Martyr's DayMartyrdom day of Mahatma Gandhi
Feb 14St. Valentine's Day-
Feb 28National Science DayMarks the discovery of Raman Effect in 1928 by C.V. Raman
Mar 8International Women's Day-
Mar 15World Consumer DayPresident John F Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights on this day in 1963.
Apr 7World Health DayWHO was formed on this day in 1948, but the first World Health Day was observed in 1950.
May 1International Worker's Day-
May 8International Red Cross DayJH Dunant, the man behind Red Cross was born on this day in 1828.
May 11National Technology DayNuclear tests at Pokhran carried out in 1998 on this day.
May 21Anti-terrorism DayFormer PM Shri Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated on this day in 1991.
Jun 5World Environment Day-
Jun 21International Yoga Day-
Jul 11World Population DayInspired by 5 Billion Day in 1987
Jul 12Malala DayBirthday of Malala Yousafzai
Aug 6Hiroshima DayBombing of Hiroshima on 6 Aug, 1945
Aug 9August Kranti DiwasLaunch of Quit India Movement in 1942
Aug 19World Humanitarian DayCommemorates the day when 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad in 2003
Aug 20Sadbhawna DiwasBirthday of Shri Rajiv Gandhi (1944)
Aug 29National Sports DayBirthday of Shri Dhyanchand (1905)
Sep 5Teacher's DayBirthday of Dr. Radhakrishanan (1888)
Sep 8International Literacy Day-
Sep 14Hindi DiwasHindi accorded the Official language status by the Constituent Assembly on this day in 1949.
Sep 27World Tourism DayStatutes of United Nations World Tourism Organisation adopted on this day in 1980.
Oct 2International Non-violence DayBirthday of Mahatma Gandhi (1869)
Oct 8Indian Air Force DayIAF was officially established on this day in 1932.
Oct 16World Food DayFood and Agricultural Organisation was founded on this day in 1945.
Oct 24United Nations DayCharter of the United Nations came into force on this day in 1945.
Oct 31Rashtriya Ekta DiwasBirth Anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel
Nov 11National Education DayBirthday of Shri Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (1888), the first Education Minister of India.
Nov 14Children's DayBirthday of Shri Jawaharlal Nehru (1889)
Nov 19National Integration DayMartyrdom of Smt Indira Gandhi (1984)
Nov 26Constitution Day (India)Constitution of India was adopted on this day (1949)
Dec 1World AIDS Day-
Dec 4Navy DayCommemorates the courageous attack on the Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 in Operation Trident.
Dec 7Armed Forces Flag Day-
Dec 10Human Rights' DayUniversal Declaration of Human Rights was proclaimed and adopted on this day in 1948.
Dec 16Vijay DiwasMarks India's victory over Pakistan in the Indo-Pak war in 1971.
Dec 18Minorities Rights Day United Nations adopted and promulgated the Declaration on the Rights of Persons belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities on this day in 1992.
Dec 24National Consumers' Day-
Jan 25National Voters' DayWith effect from 2011

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