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IMPORTANT DAYS IN JANUARY


Jan 4 2017
Remember Day: World Braille Day(207th birth anniversary ofLouis Braille)
Purpose :To recognize the efforts of Louis Braille. Louis Braille is credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.

Jan 09 2017
Remembered Day:Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
Organized : India
Purpose : To Mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915.

Jan 10 2017
Remember Day: World Hindi Day
Purpose :To mark the day, 14 September 1949, on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union.
Organization: India

Jan 12 2017
Remember Day: National Youth Day
Purpose :To commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of the modern India.
Organization: India
Theme : “Indian youth for development skill and harmony”

Jan 15 2017
Remember Day: 69thIndian Army Day
Purpose :Recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa's 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 16 January 1949.
Organization: India

Jan 16 2017
Remember Day: Religious Freedom Day
Purpose: To stand against religious intolerance
Organization: US

January 23 2017

Remember Day: 120th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose / National Day of Patriotism / DeshPrem Divas
Organization: India

Jan 24 2017
Remember Day
: National girl child day
Purpose :To increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in the society
Organization: India

Jan 25 2017
Remember Day: National Voters Day
Purpose : To encourage more young voters to take part in the political process
Organization: India Theme : Empowering young and future events

Remember Day: National Tourism Day
Purpose : To raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy.
Organization: India

Jan 26 2017
Remember Day:
International Customs Day
Purpose :To recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.
Organization : World Customs Organization
Theme : “Digital Customs: Progressive Engagement”

Remember Day: 68th Republic Day
Purpose : To honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1960 Organization: Government of India
Theme of Parade :Skill India and Beti Bachao Beti Padhao.

Jan 27 2017
Remember Day: International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
Purpose :To commemorates when the Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1946.
Organization: UN
Theme : “From Words to Genocide: Antisemitic Propaganda and the Holocaust”.

Jan 29 2017
Remember Day: World Leprosy Day(last Sunday of January)
Purpose :To increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease
Organization : NGOs

Jan 30 2017
Remember Day
: Martyrs’ Day
Purpose :To honor of those who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of the nation and death anniversary of Mahathma Gandhi
Organization: India

Jan 31 2017
Remember Day
: 12th Raising Day of National Disaster Response Force
Purpose :To commended the NDRF for its efforts during disaster response
Organization: GOI

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