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Jan 4 2018

Remember Day: World Braille Day
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 2018

Remember Day: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
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.
Organization: India

Jan 10 2018

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

Remember Day: 25th Raising Day of Army Air Defence
Purpose :The Corps of Army Air Defence was raised on 10 Jan 1994. This day (10 January) is celebrated as Raising Day of Army Air Defence every year.
Organization: India

Jan 12 2018

Remember Day: National Youth Day
Purpose :To commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of the modern India.
Organization: India

Jan 15 2018

Remember Day: 70thIndian 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

January 19 2018

Remember Day: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) 13th Raising Day
Organization: India

Jan 24 2018

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 2018

Remember Day: National Voters Day
Purpose: To encourage more young voters to take part in the political process Organization: India
Theme:‘Accessible Elections’

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

Remember Day: Himachal Pradesh 48th Statehood Day
Purpose: On 25th January 1971, Himachal Pradesh was named the 18th state of India. This day is celebrated every year as Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day

Jan 26 2018

Remember Day: International Customs Day
Purpose:To recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.
Organization: World Customs Organization
Theme:“A secure business environment for economic development.”

Remember Day: 69th 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

Jan 27 2018

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 :“Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility”.

Jan 28 2018

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

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