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January 2019: List of Important National and International Days

Feb 1, 2019 16:39 IST
    List of Important Days of January 2019

    India is a vast and second most populated country in the world. India is also known as Bharat, Hindustan. It is surrounded by oceans from three sides i.e. The Arabian Sea in the west, the Bay of Bengal in the east and Indian ocean in the South. It is located in South Asia. It is a diverse country where people of different castes, creed, religions and cultures live together and speak various languages. No doubt it is a beautiful country with several historical heritages and monuments. Therefore, it is a land of Ünity in Diversity".

    In India, several festivals, important days of national observances, commemorations are celebrated which make up a key part of social life. Below the list of important days (National and International) January 2019 is provided.

    Important Days of January 2019

    1 January – Global Family Day

    It is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread message of peace by considering and promoting an idea that Earth is a one Global Family so as to make world a better place to live for everyone.

    8 January - African National Congress Foundation Day

    South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was founded in 8 January 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein. Behind this the primary motive was to give voting rights to black and mixed race Africans or to unite African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social and economic change.

    9 January – NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

    NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas observed every year on 9 January to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. This day also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January, 1915.

    11 January – Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

    He was the second Prime Minsiter of Independent India. He popularised the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' He actively participated in the India's freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest he died on 11 January, 1966.

    12 January – National Youth Day

    The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda also called Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated every year on 12 January. He was born on 12 January, 1863. The government had decided to observe it as National Youth Day because the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth. He had given speech at the Parliament of the World's religions in Chicago and glorified India's name.

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    15 January – Indian Army Day

    Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.

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    23 January - Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

    Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighter. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. He also led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.

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    24 January- National Girl Child Day

    On 24 January every year National Girl Child Day is celebrated to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in India, importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children etc.

    Anti Terrorism Day

    25 January- National Voters Day

    Every year on 25 January National Voter's Day or Rashtriya Matdata Diwas is celebrated to encourage young voters to take part in the political process. In 2011 first time this day was celebrated to mark Election Commission's Foundation Day.

    25 January- National Tourism Day

    Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise the awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism and the role it plays in the Indian economy.

    26 January- Republic Day

    On 26 November, 1949 Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution the supreme law of the land and replaced the Government of India Act 1935. It came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. This day marks with the largest parade took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.

    26 January – International Customs Day

    International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year on 26 January by Custom Organisation to recognise the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It also focuses on the working conditions and challenges that custom officers face in their jobs.

    28 January- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

    Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of 'Punjab Kesari' or 'the Lion of the Punjab'. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. He died on 17 November, 1928, due to serious injuries. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.

    30 January – Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

    30 January is celebrated as Martyr's Day or Shaeed Diwas every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, on 30 January, 1948, the 'Father of Nation' was assassinated. And on 23rd March 3 heroes namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation were hanged to death by British.

    30 January – World Leprosy Eradication Day

    World Leprosy Day is observed on 30 January every year to focus on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. As, we know that disabilities do not occur overnight but happen after a prolonged period of undiagnosed disease.

    So, these are the National and International important Days of January 2019 which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your knowledge.

    January 2019 Important Days

    Date

     Name of important Days

    1 January

    Global Family Day

    8 January

    African National Congress Foundation Day

    9 January

    NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

    11 January

    Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

    12 January

    National Youth Day

    15 January

    Indian Army Day

    23 January

    Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

    24 January

    National Girl Child Day

    25 January

    National Voters Day

    25 January

    National Tourism Day

    26 January

    Republic Day

    26 January

    International Customs Day

    28 January

    Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

    30 January

    Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas

    30 January

    World Leprosy Eradication Day

    Indian National Movement: Mahatma Gandhi

    International Translation Day

     

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