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”
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”
International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day observed around the world on 12 May (the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale) of each year, to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. Florence Nightingale (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer, statistician and the founder of modern nursing. NightingaleContinue reading “INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY”
Rabindranath Tagore (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941) was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Author of the “profoundly sensitive, fresh and beautiful verse” ofContinue reading “RABINDRA JAYANTI”
25 April Mahavir Janma Kalyanak is one of the most important religious festivals in Jainism. It celebrates the birth of Mahavir, the twenty-fourth and last Tirthankara of present Avasarpiṇī. On the Gregorian calendar, the holiday occurs either in March or April. According to Jain texts, Mahavir was born on the thirteenth day of the brightContinue reading “MAHAVIR JAYANTI”
Ambedkar Jayanti or Bhim Jayanti is an annual festival observed on 14 April to commemorate the memory of B. R. Ambedkar, Indian polymath and civil rights activist. It marks Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar’s birthday who was born on 14 April 1891. Since 2015 it has been observed as an official public holiday throughout India. Ambedkar JayantiContinue reading “AMBEDKAR JAYANTI”
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti is a festival and public holiday of the Indian state of Maharashtra. This festival is celebrated on February 19 (according to Julian date), celebrating the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the first Chhatrapati and founder of the Maratha Empire, Some people celebrate this day by Hindu Calendar in Maharashtra.
Emergence: February 12, 1809 Demise: April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th president of the United States from 1861 until his assassination in 1865. Lincoln led the nation through the American Civil War, the country’s greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. He succeeded in preserving theContinue reading “REMEMBERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN”
Netaji Jayanti (aka Parakram Diwas) : 23 January Parakram Diwas (Bravery Day) is celebrated in India on 23 January. It was introduced by the Government of India in 2021 ahead of Netaji SubhasChandra Bose’s birth anniversary. Netaji Jayanti is observed as Parakram Diwas for the first time in 2021 on his 125th birth anniversary. SubhasContinue reading “PARAKRAM DIWAS”
Guru Gobind Singh (22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708), born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher. When his father, Guru Tegh Bahadur, was executed by Aurangzeb, Guru Gobind Singh was formally installed as the leader of the Sikhs at the age of nine, becoming the tenthContinue reading “GURU GOBIND SINGH JAYANTI”
Muhammad Ali (January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016) was an American professional boxer, activist, entertainer and philanthropist. Nicknamed The Greatest, he is widely regarded as one of the most significant and celebrated figures of the 20th century and as one of the greatest boxers of all time. Happy birth anniversary!
National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year. Swami Vivekananda the One of the Most Famous Philosopher or Monk in the World. Swami Vivekananda wasContinue reading “NATIONAL YOUTH DAY”
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 via a proclamation in NovemberContinue reading “WORLD BRAILLE DAY”
Emergence: 29 December 1942 Demise: 18 July 2012 Rajesh Khanna (popularly known as kaka) was an Indian actor, film producer and politician who is best known for his work in the Hindi cinema. He is referred to as the “First Superstar” of Indian cinema. He starred in 15 consecutive solo hit films from 1969 toContinue reading “REMEMBERING KAKA”
Emergence: 28 December 1952 Demise: 24 August 2019 Arun Jaitley was an Indian politician and attorney. A member of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Jaitley served as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of the Government of India from 2014 to 2019. Jaitley previously held the cabinet portfolios of Finance, Defence, Corporate Affairs, Commerce andContinue reading “🙏 REMEMBERING ARUN JAITLEY 🙏”