In most graduate level exams, the awareness section is often the deciding one. In this section, one of the important topics is the list of important days that occur in a calendar year. The important days have to be committed to the memory. Here we will try to list these important national days and also list causes of their importance. We have a complete, month-wise list of these days ready for you. Let us see below!
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Let us start with the month of January.
|Purpose of The Day
|Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian – NRI Day)
|This day commemorates the return of M K Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai (then Bombay) on 9th January 1915.
|World Hindi Day
|The purpose is to promote the use of Hindi. This day also marks the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975.
|National Youth Day
|The day commemorates the birthday of a spiritual leader we know as Swami Vivekananda.
|Indian Army Day
|The day celebrates the Indian Army and its service for the nation. It also commemorates Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa becoming the first Indian Commander-in-Chief in 1948.
|Desh Prem Divas
|This day celebrates the fervour of nationalism. It also celebrates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
|National Girl Child Day
|The day creates awareness among people about the inequalities and indifferences faced by the girl child in the society.
|National Voters Day & National Tourism Day
|To celebrate and raise awareness about democracy and the right to vote and also to about the importance of tourism in the country.
|The Republic Day
|India became a republic on this day and the Constitution of India came into force and replaced the existing Government of India Act, 1935.
|Martyr’s Day/ Mahatma Gandhi Death Anniversary
|We celebrate this day to honour those who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of India.
|Purpose of the Day
|Central Excise Day
|To spread awareness about the Excise Duty
|National Science Day
|Spread Awareness of Science and Technology among the youth of the country.
|Purpose of The Day
|Zero Discrimination Day
|World Wildlife Day
|To raise awareness of world’s wild fauna and flora.
|National Security Day
|To praise the work of security forces who plays a major role in the security of people of the nation.
|International Women’s Day
|To celebrate social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
|Indians pay homage to three martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country-Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.
|National Maritime Day
|The day commemorates the maiden Voyage of SS Loyalty, ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company. The journey was from Mumbai to UK.
|Civil Service Day
|The day is for the civil service employees who recall their oaths to serve the people.
|National Panchayat Day
|The day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.
|The second Sunday of May
|The day we celebrate motherhood and take a day off to appreciate mothers.
|Coal Miner’s Day
|To celebrate and commemorate the services of the coal miner’s and the labour classes.
|National Technology Day
|This day celebrates India’s advances in the field of technology and its contributions to the world.
|Marks the death anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi.
|National Statistics Day
|The day marks the birth anniversary of eminent statistician P C Mahalanobis. It is also meant to create a public awareness among the people about the importance of statistics in daily life.
|National Doctor’s Day
|The day is to honour and celebrate the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr B C Roy. The day celebrates the medical profession and the profession of the doctors in general.
|Kargil Vijay Divas
|In memory of the Kargil War heroes who laid their lives for the Nation.
|National Handloom Day
|We celebrate the day each year to honour the art of handloom and recognize its contribution to the socioeconomic development of the country and to increase the income of weavers.
|The Quit India Movement Day
|We celebrate this day as the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. This movement was crucial in the independence struggle of India.
|National Daughter’s Day
|Celebrate the relation and love between the parents and their daughter.
|The Independence Day
|To commemorate the nation’s independence from British Empire on 15th August 1947 and to promote patriotism.
|National Sports Day
|29 August is the birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend Dhyan Chand and is thus also celebrated as the National Sports Day.
|National Teacher’s Day
|The day celebrates teachers and the art of teaching and their service to the nation.
|Commemorates the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.
|Indian Air Force Day
|Celebrates the wonderful achievements and services of the Indian Air Force.
|National Unity Day
|Marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel who was Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.
|The Legal Services Day
|The day celebrates legal services and raises awareness about legal aid. Legal aid is the free and fair legal services that everyone is entitled to.
|Public Service Broadcasting Day
|The day commemorates the Mahatma Gandhi’s maiden visit to All India Radio (AIR) station in Delhi for the first and last time.
|Marks the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It also encourages the welfare of children all over the country.
|National Press Day
|Marks the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning.
|National Journalism Day
|Celebrates the freedom of speech, thoughts and virtues as well as the role of media in shaping our society.
|National Integration Day
|Marks the birth anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It also promotes love and unity among people of India.
|Samvidhan Diwas (Constitution Day)
|Commemorates the adoption of Constitution and to spread thoughts and ideas of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.
|Indian Navy Day
|Celebrates the strength and dedication of the great Indian Navy.
|Indian Armed Forces Day
|The day is used to collect funds from people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel.
|The day marks the anniversary of the win of Indian Army in the Indo-Pak war on 16th December 1971.
|Minorities Rights Day
|The day is used to remind us of protecting the rights of minorities communities as well as bringing better understanding among religious communities in India.
|National Mathematics Day
|The day marks the birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan.
|To help farmer’s and recognise their wonderful contributions to the Indian society.
Good Governance Day
|Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ
Marks the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Q 1: 9th August in India is celebrated as:
A) The Army Day
B) The Children’s Day
C) The Quit India Movement Day
D) The Minority Day
Ans: C) The Quit India Movement Day