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Important National and International Days Of January 2020 - By Wiki

Important National and International Days Of January 2020 - By Wiki

There are several festivals and important days that are celebrated in January. January is the first month of the year. Below the list of National and International important days of January 2020 is provided.

1 January: Global Family Day

Global Family Day is celebrated every January 1 in the United States as a global day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread message of peace by considering and promoting an idea that Earth is a one Global Family so as to make world a better place to live for everyone.

9 January: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or Non Resident Indian Day

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a celebratory day observed (starting in 2015) on 9 January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India.

The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Ahmedabad on 9 January 1915.

11 January: Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri was the second Prime Minsiter of Independent India. He popularised the slogan 'Jai Jawan Jai Kisan' He actively participated in the India's freedom struggle. Due to cardiac arrest he died on 11 January, 1966.

12 January: National Youth Day

National Youth Day is celebrated on 12 January being the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared this day as National Youth Day and since from 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year. National Youth Day is celebrated in India with full enthusiasm on 12 January every year to motivate youth of the country in facing the challenges of life and to manage every tough situation properly.

15 January: Indian Army Day

Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal Kodandera M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.

Indian army was established on 1st April, but Army Day in India is celebrated on 15th January.

23 January: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighter. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. He also led an Indian national force from abroad against the Western powers during World War II.

24 January: National Girl Child Day

The National Girl Child Day is celebrated in India every year on January 24. It was started by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India in 2008, with the purpose to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities girls face in the Indian society. This Day Celebrated for raise awareness among the society regarding the rights of girls in India and to give them equal status, education, respect etc

25 January: National Voters Day

In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as "National Voters' Day". It has been started from January 25, 2011 to mark Commission's foundation day. This Day is Celebrated For spread awareness about the necessity of voting and to encourage young generation towards the voting rights.

25 January: National Tourism Day

On 25 January, National Tourism Day is observed every year to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy.

26 January: Republic Day

Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. This day marks with the largest parade took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.

26 January: International Customs Day

International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year on 26 January by Custom Organisation to recognise the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. The day is organised in commemoration of formation of World Customs Organisation (WCO) on 26 January 1953. It also focuses on the working conditions and challenges that custom officers face in their jobs.

28 January: Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of 'Punjab Kesari' or 'the Lion of the Punjab'. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank.

30 January: Sarvodaya day or Martyrs Day

30 January is celebrated as Martyr's Day every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, on 30 January, 1948, the 'Father of Nation' was assassinated. And on 23rd March 3 heroes namely Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar of the nation were hanged to death by British.

30 January: World Leprosy Eradication Day

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally every year on the last Sunday of January to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease. This Day is Celebrated For focus on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children.