Important Days & Years:

January 9: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.

January 12: National Youth Day: National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.

January 15: Army Day: It is celebrated in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa's (then a Lieutenant General) taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949.

January 24: National Girl Child Day: This celebration was started to offer more supports and new opportunities to the girls in the country.

January 25: National Tourism Day: It is a day that has been marked by the Indian government in order to promote tourism within the country.

January 25: National Voters Day: In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as 'National Voters' Day'.

January 26: Indian Republic Day: Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India.

January 30: Martyr's Day: On the same day, Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) was assassinated in the year 1948 before the sunset during the evening prayers.

February 24: Central Excise Day: Central Excise Day is commemorated every year all across the India on 24th of February to encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excise duty all over the India.

February 28: National Science Day: National Science Day is celebrated in India on 28 February each year to mark the discovery of the Raman effect by Indian physicist Chandrashekhara Venkata Raman on 28 February 1928.

March 4: National Safety Day: The National Safety Day/Week Campaign is celebrated in India every year (organized by the National Safety Council) to commemorate the establishment of this event, 4th of March as well as enhance the safety awareness among people.

March 18: Ordnance Factory Day: To commemorate the foundation of the first Ordnance Factory in the country on March 18 in the year 1802 at Kolkata.

April 5: National Maritime Day- On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of The Scindia Steam Navigation Company Ltd., journeyed to the United Kingdom.

May 1: Labour Day

May 11: National Technology Day- On May 11, 1998, India successfully test fired the Shakti-I nuclear missile at the Indian Army's Pokhran Test Range in Rajasthan in an operation led by aerospace engineer and late President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

May 21: Anti Terrorism Day: Martyrdom of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, also known as Anti Terrorism Day is observed across India on 21 May.

June 29: Statistics Day: The National Statistics Day (NSD) is celebrated every year in India on June 29 to create public awareness about importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation. Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (29 June 1893 – 28 June 1972) was an Indian scientist and applied statistician.

July 26: Kargil Victory Day: On this day, 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders.

August 9: Quit India Day: Quit India movement started against British raj.

August 15: Independence Day: India got independence from British in midnight of 15 August 1947.

August 20: Sadbhavana Diwas: The Sadbhavana (means having good feelings for others) Diwas or Harmony Day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of the earlier Prime Minister of India named Rajiv Gandhi.

August 29: Sports Day: This day marks the birthday of Dhyan Chand, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1934 and 1936.

September 5: Teachers Day: The birth date of the second President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, 5 September 1888, has been celebrated as Teacher's Day since 1962.

September 14: Hindi Day: It was in 1918 that Mahatma Gandhi, widely regarded as the Father of the Nation, had attended a conference on Hindi literature and asked Hindi to be made the national language of India.

September 15: Engineers Day: The Engineering Community across India is celebrating Engineers Day on 15 September every year as a remarkable tribute to the greatest Indian Engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya

September 25: Antyodaya Diwas: It is celebrated to mark the 98th birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, a noted philosopher, historian and political activist.

October 2: Gandhi Jayanti: Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.

October 8: Air Force Day: India started to celebrate Air Force day on 8th of October in the year 1932 as an auxiliary air force of Indian Empire.

October 10: Postal Day: World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern.

November 9: Law Day: It was on this day in 1995 that Legal Services Authorities Act was enforced.

November 11: Education Day India celebrates the National Education Day on 11th November every year, which is also the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, eminent educationist and the first Education Minister of independent India.

November 14: Children's Day: In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year which is also the birthday of independent India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru, who loved children very much.

November 19: National Integration Day: It is observed every year on 19th of November all over the India. It is celebrated as the birthday anniversary of the first woman prime minister of the India Indira Gandhi.

November 24: NCC Day: It was on that day in 1947 that the first units of NCC was raised in Delhi

November 26: Indian Constitution Day: Constitution Day, also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India.

December 2: National Pollution Control Day: The National Pollution Control Day is celebrated on 2nd of December in India in order to give the honor and memorialize the thousands of human beings who had lost their existence because of the Bhopal gas calamity.

December 4: Indian Navy Day It is celebrated on December 4 every year to commemorate Operation Trident, an attack on the Karachi harbour during the Indo-Pakistan war in 1971.

December 7: Armed Forces Flag Day: It is celebrated to honor the martyrs and the men in uniform who valiantly fought on our borders to safeguard the country's honor.

December 18: Minority Rights Day: Minorities Rights Day in India is a very significant day in order to promote and preserve the rights of people belonging to linguistic, religion, castes and color minority. In India, frequent disagreements and discussion on majority-minority issues creep up creating religious and political disharmony.

December 23: Farmers Day: Farmers Day is celebrated on the 23rd of December every year to promote awareness to help and reward farmers for their contribution to society.

December 24: Consumer Day: In India, 24th December is observed as National Consumer Day. On this day the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 had received the assent of the President.

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