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Top 16 Important Days in January


Every year the month of January has some important days to celebrate and observed.  Understand the importance of each day and date of January. Therefore go through the following top 12 Important Days in January.To know more about the current affair you can visit here for more updates.
  1. World Braille Day is observed globally on 4th January since 2019. The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of Braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people. The day is marked remembering the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, the inventor of Braille – for people with visual disabilities. Louis Braille was born on 4th January 1809 in the town of Coupvray in northern France.
  2.  Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or NRI Day is celebrated every year on January 9 to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India. The theme of the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2021 is ―Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat‖. 
  3. The World Hindi Day is celebrated annually on January 10 since 2006 to promote the language at the global stage. The day marks the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was inaugurated on January 10, 1975, by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
  4.  National Youth Day is celebrated in India every year on 12 January to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. The day was declared by the Government of India in 1984 while the event was first celebrated in 1985. The main aim behind this is to make sure that the students across the country can be encouraged to learn about life, the ideas and philosophy of Swami Vivekananda and apply them in their lives. 
  5.  The Ministry of Road Transport & Highways observes the National Road Safety Week every year in the second week of January. However, in 2021, the Government has decided to observe National Road Safety Month instead of National Road Safety Week. 
  6.  In India, the Armed Forces Veterans Day is observed each year on 14 January since 2017 to acknowledge and honour the selfless devotion and sacrifice of our veterans in the service of the nation. The day was initially called Armistice Day. 2021 marks the 5th Armed Forces Veterans Day. 
  7. The Army Day in India is celebrated on 15 January every year, to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens. This year marks the 73rd Indian Army Day. The Army Day is celebrated at all Army Command headquarters to honour our country‟s soldiers who set the greatest example of selfless service and brotherhood, and above all, love for the country. 
  8. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) celebrated its 16th Raising Day on 18th January. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), a specialized multi-skilled, humanitarian force of the country, came into existence on January 19th, 2006 has been playing a vital role in Disaster Management and Community awareness for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the country. 
  9. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's, 125th birth anniversary on 23 January 2021 is observed as Parakram Diwas. The day is celebrated to honour and remember Netaji‟s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation.
  10.  In India, the National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is observed annually on January 24. The day aims to focus on the inequalities faced by girls, to promote the education, health & nutrition of the girl child, and to spread awareness about the rights of a girl child. 
  11. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. The third International Day of Education will be marked under the theme ‗Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation‘.
  12. India observes ―National Voters‘ Day‖ every year on January 25 to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. 2021 marks the 11th National Voters‘ Day (NVD). The theme of NVD 2021 is, Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed‘. The day has been started from January 25, 2011, to mark the Foundation day of the Election Commission of India (ECI), which was established on 25th January 1950. 
  13. The Indian government established January 25 as the National Tourism Day to raise awareness about the importance of tourism for the country‟s economy. The day is observed to cultivate awareness among the global community on the importance of tourism and its social, political, financial and cultural worth. 
  14. The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs. This year International Customs Day theme: ―Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience‖.
  15. International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) is observed on 27 January every a year since 2006 to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. The theme of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2021 is ―Facing the Aftermath: Recovery and Reconstitution after the Holocaust‖. 
  16. Martyr's Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed every year on January 30 in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated at Gandhi Smriti in the Birla House by Nathuram Godse in 1948. The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by freedom fighters in the struggle for India's independence and to pay our respects to them.

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