International Day for the Elderly

October 1 -International Day for the Elderly October 1 marks the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Older Persons. Also known as International Day of the Elderly, the event recognizes the contributions of older persons. It is a special day for senior citizens or older persons worldwide. Talking about the history of International Day of … Read more

World Red Cross Day

May 8- World Red Cross Day The World Red Cross Day is celebrated every year on May 8. It is an important day in the history of mankind simply because of the role played by Red Cross in saving lives and aiding the defenseless communities around the world. May 8 is also the birthday of … Read more

International Customs Day

January 26 -International Customs Day International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year by the custom organizations on 26 January. The day is dedicated to the first official meeting of Customs Co-operation Council. Also known as World Customs Organization (WCO), it is the only intergovernmental organization exclusively focused on Customs matters. Established in 1952, WCO … Read more

World Meteorological Day

March 23 – World Meteorological Day March 23 is annually celebrated as the United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day. On this very day, World Meteorological Organization (WMO) was established in 1950. World Meteorological Organization has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. There is long history of the International Meteorological Organization. First International Meteorological Congress (IMC) was … Read more

National Sports Day

August 29 -National Sports Day August 29 is celebrated as National Sports Day in India. The day marks the commemoration of the great, legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand Singh. Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905 in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh. Also known as “Hockey Wizard”, Major Dhyan Chand made India proud by his … Read more

Quit India Day

August 9- Quit India Day India was under the British rule for more than 200 years. It was a period of tumult, sacrifices and persistent struggles. The first official munity of the country took place in 1857 when the great freedom fighter Mangal Pandey refused to obey the orders of cruel British rulers. His disobedience … Read more

World Leprosy Eradication Day

January 31 -World Leprosy Eradication Day Raoul Follereau is credited to organize the World Leprosy Day in 1954. He said, “so that people affected by leprosy could be cared for like all others who are ill and so that those in good health could be cured of their absurd and often criminal fear of this … Read more

National Technology Day

May 11- National Technology Day India has made several technological breakthroughs in the field of science. One such breakthrough was mastering of nuclear weapons technology. Hardly a handful of countries in the world have mastered nuclear weapons and missile technology. Through the series of controlled tests at Pokharan, India joined an elite group of nations … Read more

World Disabled Day

December 3 -World Disabled Day World Disabled Day is observed every year on 3 December. Also known as “International Day of Persons with Disabilities”, the day aims to promote an awareness of disability issues and the fundamental rights of persons with disabilities. It is important to integrate disabled persons in the main stream of society. … Read more

World Animal Welfare Day

October 4 -World Animal Welfare Day World Animal Welfare Day is totally dedicated to the animals. The occasion celebrates animal life in all its forms. First started in 1931 at a convention of ecologist in Florence, Italy, the purpose of World Animal Day was to highlight the predicament faced by endangered species. Slowly, the idea … Read more