WORLD BRAILLE DAY

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World Braille Day is an international day on 4 January and celebrates awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and visually impaired people. The date for the event was chosen by the United Nations General Assembly…

NATIONAL MILK DAY

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National Milk Day (India) : 26 November Verghese Kurien (26 November 1921 – 9 September 2012), known as the “Father of the White Revolution” in India, was a social entrepreneur whose “billion-litre idea”, Operation Flood, made dairy farming India’s largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment sector providing a…

NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY

National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958. National Education Day of India is celebrated on 11 November every year. The Ministry of Human Resource Development announcedContinue reading “NATIONAL EDUCATION DAY”

MILAD UN-NABI aka EID-E-MILAD

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Many Muslim households across the globe observe milad-un-nabi, which commemorates prophet Muhammad’s birthday. It’s a gazetted holiday in India and is also known as Nabi Day, Mawlid, Mohammad’s Birthday or the Prophet’s Birthday. Milad-un-Nabi is a public holiday. It’s a day off for the general population, schools and optionally for…

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

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International Day of Non-Violence ~ 2nd October Today is the birth anniversary of our Father of the nation which is also observed as the international day of nonviolence. “Where there is love, there is life.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi Today is also the birth anniversary of another great freedom fighter and…

SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH

Bhagat Singh (28 September 1907 – 23 March 1931) was a charismatic Indian revolutionary who participated in the murder of a junior British police officer and an Indian head constable in mistaken retaliation for the death of an Indian nationalist. He also took part in a largely symbolic bombing of the Central Legislative Assembly inContinue reading “SHAHEED BHAGAT SINGH”

ENGINEERS’ DAY

It is celebrated as tribute to the Indian engineer and Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Viswesvaraya (popularly known as Sir MV). Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya (15 September 1860 – 14 April 1962), more commonly known as Sir MV, was an Indian civil engineer, statesman and the 19th Diwan of Mysore, serving from 1912 to 1919. He startedContinue reading “ENGINEERS’ DAY”

TEACHERS’ DAY

Teachers’ Day is a special day for the appreciation of teachers, and may include celebrations to honour them for their special contributions in a particular field area, or the community in general. The idea of celebrating Teachers’ Day took root in many countries during the 19th century; in most cases, they celebrate a local educatorContinue reading “TEACHERS’ DAY”

NATIONAL SPORTS DAY

National Sports Day is a public holiday celebrated in various countries to honour the national sports teams and sport it ions of those countries. On this day people from different age groups take a part in sports like kabaddi, marathon, basketball, hockey etc. The National Sports Day in India is celebrated on 29 August, onContinue reading “NATIONAL SPORTS DAY”

GURU PURNIMA

Guru Purnima (Poornima) is a tradition dedicated to all the spiritual and academic Gurus, who are evolved or enlightened humans, ready to share their wisdom with no monetary expectation, based on Karma Yoga. It is celebrated as a festival in India, Nepal and Bhutan by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists. This festival is traditionally observed toContinue reading “GURU PURNIMA”

MANDELA DAY

Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day) is an annual international day in honour of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on 18 July 2010. However, other groups began celebrating Mandela DayContinue reading “MANDELA DAY”

NATIONAL SIMPLICITY DAY

National Simplicity Day is observed every year on July 12 to honour the life, work and philosophies of poet, author and leading transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau. Born on July 12, 1817, Thoreau was an advocate of living a simple life and wrote a number of books around the subject. Have a nice day!

HAPPY BUDDHA PURNIMA

Buddha’s Birthday is a Buddhist festival that is celebrated in most of East Asia and South Asia commemorating the birth of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Gautama Buddha, who was the founder of Buddhism. According to Buddhist tradition and modern academic consensus, Gautama Buddha was born c. 563–483 BC in Lumbini (what is nowContinue reading “HAPPY BUDDHA PURNIMA”

REMEMBERING RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY

Raja Rammohun Roy (22 May 1774 – 27 September 1833) was one of the founders of the Brahmo Sabha, the precursor of the Brahmo Samaj, a social-religious reform movement in the Indian subcontinent. He was given the title of Raja by Akbar II, the Mughal emperor. His influence was apparent in the fields of politics,Continue reading “REMEMBERING RAJA RAMMOHUN ROY”