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”

REMEMBERING DILIP KUMAR

Dilip Kumar (born Mohammed Yusuf Khan; 11 December 1922 – 7 July 2021) was an Indian actor and film producer, best known for his work in Hindi cinema. Referred to as the “Tragedy King” and “The First Khan”, he has been credited with bringing a distinct form of method acting technique to cinema. Kumar heldContinue reading “REMEMBERING DILIP KUMAR”

DOCTOR’S DAY

National Doctors’ Day is a day celebrated to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. The date varies from nation to nation depending on the event of commemoration used to mark the day. In some nations the day is marked as a holiday. Although supposed to be celebrated by patients in andContinue reading “DOCTOR’S DAY”

REMEMBERING SUNDERLAL BAHUGUNA

Sunderlal Bahuguna (9 January 1927 – 21 May 2021) was an Indian environmentalist and Chipko movement leader. The idea of the Chipko movement was his wife’s. He fought for the preservation of forests in the Himalayas, first as a member of the Chipko movement in the 1970s, and later spearheaded the anti-Tehri Dam movement fromContinue reading “REMEMBERING SUNDERLAL BAHUGUNA”

INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY

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”

AMBEDKAR 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”

REMEMBERING ABRAHAM LINCOLN

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”

MARTYRS’ DAY

Martyr’s Day (India): 30 January In India, there are six days declared as Martyrs’ Day (at national level also known as Sarvodaya day). They are named in honour of those who are recognised as martyrs for the nation. 30 January is the date observed in the national level. The date was chosen as it marksContinue reading “MARTYRS’ DAY”

REMEMBERING MUHAMMAD ALI

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!

WORLD BRAILLE 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”

REMEMBERING KAKA

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”

🙏 REMEMBERING ARUN JAITLEY ðŸ™

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 ðŸ™”

GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY: REMEMBERING ATAL JI

Good Governance Day (India): 25 December Emergence: 25 December 1924 Demise: 16 August 2018 Good Governance Day is observed in India annually on the twenty-fifth day of December, the birth anniversary of former-Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.bGood Governance Day was established in 2014 to honor Prime Minister Vajpayee by fostering awareness among the Indian peopleContinue reading “GOOD GOVERNANCE DAY: REMEMBERING ATAL JI”

🙏🌺 REMEMBERING MOHAMMED RAFI ðŸŒºðŸ™

Mohammed Rafi Emergence: 24 December 1924 Demise: 31 July 1980 Mohammed Rafi was an Indian film playback singer. He is considered as one of the greatest and most influential singers of the Indian subcontinent. Rafi was notable for his versatility and range of voice; his songs varied from fast peppy numbers to patriotic songs, sadContinue reading “🙏🌺 REMEMBERING MOHAMMED RAFI ðŸŒºðŸ™”

NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY

The Indian government declared 22 December to be National Mathematics Day. This was announced by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 26 February 2012 at Madras University,to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of the Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan (22 Dec 1887- 26 Apr 1920). On this occasion Singh also announced that 2012 wouldContinue reading “NATIONAL MATHEMATICS DAY”