Important Days and Dates – National

India is one and whole. It is true that in India there are various provinces, various languages and various cultures. But there is a unity in diversity. The people of India so long maintained a sense of unity which is based on their distinct culture. Some famous and important days and dates are celebrated or observed all over India in a year.

Here is the month-wise list of national days of the year and their significance.

Important National Days – January

DateEventSignificance of the Day
January 9Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)To mark the favors and contributions of Non Resident Indians to the growth and development of our country.
January 12National Youth DayTo celebrate BirthDay anniversary of Swami Vivekanada.
January 15National Army DayIn recognition of Lt. General K. M. Cariappa.
January 24National Girl Child DayTo promote awareness about issues facing girl childs and offer more support to girl childs in our country.
January 25National Tourism Day & National Voters DayTo promote tourism.To encourage more young voters to take part in the political process in our country.
January 26Republic DayTo celebrate the day on which the Constitution of India came into effect.
January 30Martyr’s Day (Sarvodaya day)To mark the death of Gandhiji.

Important National Days – February

DateEventSignificance of the Day
February 1Indian Coast Guard DayTo protect the country’s vast maritime zones.
February 10National Deworming DayTo eradicate intestinal worms also referred to as Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) among children within the age group of 1-19.
February 10National Productivity DayTo increase the productivity culture in India.
February 20Arunachal DayTo commemorates the day on which in 1987 Arunachal Pradesh became a fully-fledged Indian state.
February 24Central Excise DayTo encourage and honour the employees of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) to the country.
February 28National Science DayTo remember the historic invention of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Sir C. V. Raman on 28 February 1928.

Important National Days – March

DateEventSignificance of the Day
March 4National Security DayTo appreciate the work of Indian security forces.
March 16National Vaccination DayTo convey the importance of vaccination to the country.

Important National Days – April

DateEventSignificance of the Day
April 5National Maritime DayTo commemorate the first ship The SS Loyalty manufactured by The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd. sailed from Mumbai to London.
April 11National Safe Motherhood DayTo raise awareness about adequate access to care during pregnancy, childbirth and postnatal services.
April 11National Pet DayTo celebrate the relationship between a person and his or her pet.
April 13Jallianwala DayTo mark the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, a turning point in India’s struggle for Independence.
April 14National Fire Service DayTo pay homage to the 71 Fire Service personnel who sacrificed their lives during an unfortunate mishap in 1944 on this day.
April 21Civil Services DayIs dedicated to India’s civil servants for their contribution and hard work towards our society.
April 21Secretary’s DayTo celebrate the work of administrative professionals.
April 24National Panchayati DayThe 73rd Constitutional Amendment was passed in 1992.
April 24Manav Ekta DiwasTo celebrate the anniversary of the sacrifice by Baba Gurbachan Singh Ji for the entire Humanity.
April 30Ayushman Bharat DiwasCelebrated to achieve twin missions.

Important National Days – May

DateEventSignificance of the Day
May 1Maharashtra DinFormation of the state of Maharashtra by the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960.
May 11National Technology DayTo celebrate the achievements and contributions of Indian citizens to science and technology.
May 21National Anti Terrorism DayDeath anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Important National Days – July

DateEventSignificance of the Day
July 1National Doctors DayTo mark the BirthDay Anniversary of renowned physician Dr. Bidhan Chandra Roy.

Important National Days – August

DateEventSignificance of the Day
August 9Quit India Movement DayA call given by Mahatma Gandhi to the people across India came together to uproot British imperialism.
August 11National Daughter’s DayTo remind and honor our women and girls.
August 15Indian Independence DayTo commemorate the independence of India from British rule in 1947.
August 20National Sadvabana Diwas/ Godwill DayTo celebrate the BirthDay of Rajiv Gandhi.
August 29National Sports DayTo celebrate the birthday of famous Hockey Player Dhayn chand.

Important National Days – September

DateEventSignificance of the Day
September 5Teachers DayBirth Day of Dr. Radhakrishnan.
September 14Hindi DayMarking the declaration of Hindi language as official language of Government of India.
September 15Engineers DayTribute to the greatest Indian engineer and Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Viswesvaraya.
1st-7th SeptemberNational Nutrition WeekTo raise awareness about nutrition and health.

Important National Days – October

DateEventSignificance of the Day
October 2Gandhi JayantiTo mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
October 8National Air-Force DayTo increase the awareness of the Indian air force in any National security organisations.
October 10National Postal Worker DayTo praise postal workers for their services.
October 27Infantry DayTo mark the landing of the first Indian infantry soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir to defend Indian territory from external aggression.
October 31Rashtriya Ekta DiwasBirth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel. 

Important National Days – November

DateEventSignificance of the Day
November 7National Cancer Awareness DayTo raise awareness and education about cancer.
November 9National Legal service dayTo commemorates the enactment of the Indian Legal Services Authorities Act 1987.
November 14National Children’s DayChildren’s Day is celebrated on the BirthDay of Jawaharlal Nehru.
November 17National Epilepsy DayTo create awareness about epilepsy
November 18Sapper’s dayTo pay tribute and encourage The Army’s Corps of Engineers.
November 19National Integration DayTo celebrate the birth anniversary of the first woman Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi.
November 26National Law DayTo commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India.
14-20th novemberAll India Co-Operative WeekTo encourage cooperative sectors in India.

Important National Days – December

DateEventSignificance of the Day
December 2National Pollution Prevention DayIn the memory of people who lost their lives in the Bhopal gas disaster.
December 4National Navy DayTo recognize the achievements and role of the Indian Naval force in the country.
December 7Armed Forces Flag DayTo collect the funds from people for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces Staff.
14th decemberNational Energy Conservation DayTo raise awareness about energy conservation.
December 16Vijay DiwasTo celebrate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War
December 18Minorities Rights DayTo protect the rights of minority communities.
December 22National Mathematics DayTo mark the BirthDay anniversary of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.
December 23Kisan DiwasTo celebrate the contributions of farmers and agriculture towards our nation.
December 24National Consumer Rights DayTo make people aware about the rights of consumers.

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