The day is celebrated annually to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944.
As recognised by the United Nations, the World Day of Social Justice focuses on guaranteeing fair outcome through social justice, equality, employment and much more.
Besides, the country also observed National Productivity week from 12 February to 18 February 2017 with the theme 'From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse'.
The day was observed to celebrate the significance of radio as a medium of communication and entertainment across the world.
Science and gender equality are vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This year, the National Deworming Day initiative was aimed at reaching approximately 34 crore children in the age group of 1-19 years.
The day seeks to spread awareness about the importance of internet safety among the stakeholders of the internet.
The theme for the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”
The theme throws light on how everyone, as a collective or as individuals, can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.
The theme 'Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction' is aimed at raising the awareness of healthy wetlands in reducing the impacts of extreme events such as floods, droughts and cyclones on communities.
In India, leprosy is more prevalent among the poorest and most marginalized communities due to their lack of access to health care, poor sanitation and congested living spaces.
The Commission’s objective through NVD is to increase enrolment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones.
On the occasion, the Union Ministry of Women & Child Development threw the light on the exemplary achievements by nation’s daughters during 2016.
The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the National Capital as well as in all headquarters.
In 1984, it was declared by the Union Government that 12 January will be observed as National Youth Day.
At present, Hindi as a language is spoken in more than 20 countries around the world and is being taught in 150 Universities across the globe.
The day also helps people to feel the importance to produce works in the Braille language to allow blinds to read the works.
The International year aims to promote tourism’s role in sustainable economic growth, resource efficiency, employment and poverty reduction.
The initiatives to be launched include RRFAMS, PRISM, the announcement of E-Service Book, EO App on iPhone Operating System and more.
The National Consumer Day is an annual occasion for celebration and solidarity within the national consumer movement and is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers.
2016 SASTRA-Ramanujan award for mathematics was presented to Maksym Radziwill of McGill University, Canada and Kaisa Matomaki of University of Turku, Finland.
This year celebrations are aimed at highlighting the Mountain Cultures. Mountains encompass communities with ancient cultures and traditions and are places of importance for religious worship and pilgrimage all over the world.
For the year 2016, the Human Rights Day calls on everyone to stand up for someone's rights.
The 2016 joint international campaign focuses on corruption as one of the biggest road blocks to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The day commemorates the launch of Operation Trident by the Indian Navy against Pakistan on 4 December 1971.
The theme for the 2016 WSD focuses on the positive contributions of pulses to soil properties, such as fixing the atmosphere nitrogen and improving its biodiversity, fertility and structure.
This year's theme recognizes the volunteers worldwide and their efforts in making peace and sustainable development a reality.
In 2016, the goal of the IDPD is assessing the current status of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and SDGs. The day also looks forward for laying the foundation for a future of greater inclusion for persons with disabilities.
This day is observed every year to give honour to thousands of human beings who lost their lives in 1984 due to the Bhopal gas tragedy.
On the 2016 World AIDS Day, the UNAIDS hosted a special event on 30 November 2016 to commemorate the day and to reinforce the commitment to move forward together to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.