World Book and Copyright Day

The world Book and Copyright Day was celebrated annually on the 23rd of April.

World book and copyright day was celebrated by UNESCO and other similar organisations on the 23rd of April. On this day we remember the glory of books and spread the need to inculcate the habit of reading among people. The books and reading material available in hundreds of countries are recognised on this day.

23rd of April celebrated as the international book day was finalized by UNESCO general conference in the year 1995. April 23rd is an important day in the field of literature. The great literary figure William Shakespeare was born on the same day. This day was celebrated in a manner to pay homage to the great literary figures.

The Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay said, ” Books have unique ability both to entertain and to teach. They are at once a means of exploring realms beyond our personal experience, through exposure to different authors, universe and cultures, and a means of accessing the deepest recesses of our inner selves.”

Earth Day 2020

Finally a day to congratulate and celebrate the mother earth for her endless provision of goodness to the humankind.

The International Earth Day was celebrated every year on the 22nd of April. Though many awareness programmes and campaigns were conducted, the earth is still facing a lot of damage because of pollution of all kinds.

Oil spillage, pollution over land, water, air, deforestration, and a lot more have caused severe damage to the earth surface. The future of our mother earth is in the hands of every human being residing on earth. It is the responsibility of every person to contribute for the betterment of the earth.

The World Earth Day was initiated in the year 1970. This year is special as it is the 50th anniversary of this celebration. Many live events and campaigns were conducted across the globe to enhance awareness.

The theme for the Earth Day 2020 is “Climate action.” This theme was selected to bring the attention of people towards the climatic change which will become one of the greatest challenge towards the humanity in the future.

World Health Day 2020

The World Health Day 2020 is followed internationally on the 7th of April.

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Being healthy does not goes only with physical health, but also with mental health. Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well being.

The World Health Organization declared April 7 to be celebrated as the World Health Day. The theme for the year 2020 is “to support nurses and midwives.”

Also the year 2020 was chosen by WHO to be the “Year of Nurse and Midwife.” As the whole world was shaken by the pandemic virus, those in the medical field were the ones who stand in the forefront and save people’s life. Its time for us to respect those great souls, who, leaving everything behind is standing bravely in the war for the survival of the mankind.

International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests was celebrated every year on the 21st of March.

Forests are the biggest diverse ecosystem holding upto 80% of the terrestrial species. It remains a major source for the production of vital resources for life. Nearly one-third of the earth’s landmass is covered with forests.

Every aspects of our life is connected with forest in one way or the other. They play a vital role in one’s survival though their importance is not felt much. It thus is essential to preserve these forests.

The United Nations General Assembly declared March 21st to be the International Day of Forests on 2012. The United Nations Forum on Forests and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation (FAO) collaborates with different government agencies in the preservation of the Forests.

The theme for the International Day of Forest 2020 is Forests and Biodiversity.

World Social Work Day 2020

The International Social Work Day was followed on the third Tuesday of every March. It falls on 17th of March on 2020.

The World Social Work Day was celebrated every year to recognize all the social workers who work to enhance social justice among the fellow beings. Social workers are those selfless souls who work for the welfare of the individuals, families and communities among whom they live. They are the skilled people who specialize in working towards the social and emotional wellbeing of the community.

The theme for the World Social Work Day 2020 is “Promoting the importance of Human Relationships.”

This theme was specially chosen to establish the importance of interdependence of human beings. Keeping in mind the novel COVID-19 which is taking lives altogether, this theme was selected. It implies the necessity of working together to eradicate the growing weed.

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day was celebrated annualy to create an awareness among people on the importance of sleep and the disorders related to sleeping issues.

World Sleep Day was regulated by a group of healthcare providers and members of medical committee who came together with a good intention to spread the news on importance of sleep. This day was organized by the World Sleep Day Committee of World Sleep Society. Every year the Friday before the Spring Vernal Equinox is celebrated as World Sleep Day.

The theme for the World Sleep Day 2020 is ” Better Sleep, Better Life, Better Planet.”

World Kidney Day

International Kidney Day is observed anually on the second Thursday of March. Accordingly, it falls on the 12th of March 2020.The World Kidney Day was followed every year to spread awareness among millions of people about the preventive measures of the kidney diseases. Proper awareness and campaign programmes might increase the awareness among people preventing this non-communicable diseases.This day was jointly organized by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and rue Internatinal Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). This day was first celebrated in the year 2006.The theme for Internation Kidney Day 2020 is “Kidney health for everyone everywhere- from prevention to detection and equitable access to care.”

World Wildlife Day

World Wildlife Day is celebrated internationally on the 3rd of March.

This day was celebrated to create an awareness on the biodiversity prevention for the betterment of the surviving species on earth. This day emphasises the importance of preservation of wildlife fauna and flora and their benefits towards the people.

Thr United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared March 3 as World Wildlife Day on December 20,2013. March 3 is selected as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) was adopted at the same day in 1973 to ensure safety for flora and fauna while trading them.

The theme for the World Wildlife Day 2020 is “Sustaining all life on Earth.” This theme is selected with respect to 2020 being celebrated as “Biodiversity super year.”

National Science Day 2020

India celebrates the National Science Day annually on 28th February with respect to the scientific invention of Sir CV. Raman

On February 28, 1928 Sir CV Raman invented one of the important concepts of Physics, The Raman Effect. In remembrance of his contribution, Indian government celebrates this day as the National Science Day. For his invention, Sir CV Raman was awarded Nobel Prize in Physics in 1930.

On this day we remember all the scientists who have contributed to the field of science with their inventions. This day was proposed by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication (NCSTC). As per their request the first National Science Day was celebrated in the year 1987.

This day was celebrated at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. President Ram Nath Govind makes his honorable presence awarding the scientists who contributed to science with their innovations.

The theme for the National Science Day 2020 is “Women in Science.” This theme is selected to honor the women scientists for their amazing contributions to the field of science.

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Black Day- Pulwama Attack

India remembers the day dedicated for love as the Black Day, in honour of the great martyr souls of Indian Army who were killed in the Pulwama attack.

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As the world celebrates the Valentines Day, showering love on their beloved ones, the people of India pay homage to the 44 CRPF martyrs who were killed in a terrorist attack in Pulwama.

On 14th February 2019, a convoy of vehicles carrying a paramilitary troop in the Srinagar-Jammu higway was exploded by a suicide bomber belonging to the Pakistan based terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammad. The attack took around 3pm near Pulwama when a SUV carrying nearly 80 kilo of explosives banged into the convoy vehicle.Neary 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel were killed in the attack and few others were injured.

India remembers the first anniversary of these brave souls who laid their life for country’s sake. Political leaders and others paid homage to the martyrs of the country. Netizens expressed their regret and respect on the attack putting forth their voice on the attack.