The month of December is the time for celebrations. With the Christmas and new year vibe around the corner, this month is special. But, what makes it more special is the historic happenings.
These happenings help you have a better hand at general awareness. So, let’s have a look at them.
World AIDS Day
Every year, this day is observed to spread awareness amongst people in relation to HIV. This is a move to end the HIV pandemic and was first celebrated in 1988. Every year, the UNAIDS decided on a theme for this day.
National Pollution Control Day
The rising levels of pollution are an alarming issue. This day is observed to spread relevance about pollution as well as its effects. Also, this day is observed as a memory of all those who died in Bhopal. One of the biggest industrial disasters – Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The idea of slavery is totally beyond human rights. Modern slavery involves a whopping 40 million people. This is beyond unacceptable. People tend the stage of exploitation owing to threats, violence, and power abuse. Hence, this day is observed.
World Day of the Handicapped
World Day for the Handicapped is also called as the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). There is a widespread need to understand and accept people with special needs. Hence, this day is observed.
Indian Navy Day
The role, achievements as well as the difficulties faced by the officers in the Navy are huge. Their contributions towards the country are impeccable. And hence, this day is observed.
International Volunteer Day
This day lets all the volunteers and organizations celebrate their efforts and values. Also, they can promote their work amongst each other and set a theme for the same each year.
World Soil Day
The healthy quality of soil will lead to better flora and fauna. In order to have a healthy ecosystem, soil quality is important. Therefore, this day is observed.
Armed Forces Flag Day
The main objective behind observing this day is to collect the funds from common people. These funds are utilized to honor the martyrs as well as our guarding forces on the borders, safeguarding us day and night.
International Civil Aviation Day
The aim of observing this day is to raise awareness related to the importance of the socio-economic development of States. Additionally, the role of the ICAO in International Air transport is discussed.
International Anti-Corruption Day
Every year, this day is observed to highlight the ill effects of corruption. Corruption affects various sectors like health, education, justice, democracy, and most importantly, the overall development.
Human Rights Day
The UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. The aim of observing this day is to protect the fundamental human rights as well as their freedom.
International Mountain Day
Mountains are a blessing of nature. They play numerous functions and roles. This day is observed to highlight the role of mountains and educate the young generation. Every year, a theme is set for the International Mountain Day.
National Energy Conservation Day
Energy and its conservation is important for life. Since 1991, the National Energy Conservation Day has been celebrated by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE). This comes under the Ministry of Power.
International Tea Day
The trade of tea is on a global level. Hence, this day is celebrated to highlight the effects of tea on a global level in various operations.
The sacrifices of our armed forces for us is beyond words and measure. This day is a way to honor all the martyrs, servicemen, and their families for their supreme sacrifices for the Nation.
Minorities Rights Day in India
The rights of the minority community need to be preserved and promoted in India. This day focuses on the safety of the minority groups with the help of seminars, campaigns, activities as well as events.
International Migrants Day
The International Organisation for Migrants (IOM) calls for an international community. In order to remember the migrants and refugees who lost their lives while on their way to s safe harbor. So, this day is observed to realize the need for protection of the migrants.
Goa’s Liberation Day
On this day, in 1961, Goa was liberated for the Portuguese domination. This was a result of the army operation as well as the freedom movement. The Indian Armed Forces play a great role to help Goa gain freedom.
International Human Solidarity Day
On this day, the importance of unity in diversity is highlighted. Also, on this day, the need for constant support against poverty, hunger, and disease is realized.
National Mathematics Day
This day is celebrated to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. His contributions to the field of mathematics are commendable.
Farmers are the backbone of the Indian economy. If farmers stop working, we might not have anything to eat. Also, this day marks the birth anniversary of former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh. Various competitions are organized to let their importance reach people.
National Consumer Rights Day
Consumers are the King of the market. Hence, it is important to address their issues and grievances. The Consumer Protection Act of 1986 safeguards the interests and rights of the consumers. On this day, awareness about the rights and responsibilities towards the consumers is spread.
Good Governance Day
This day marks the birth anniversary of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ji. This day was established as a tribute to him. He was responsible for the government’s accountability towards the people of India. His samadhi – ‘Sadiav Atal’ is a dedication to the Nation, as well. His samadhi is his personality representation. He was a poet, statesman, humanist as well as a great leader.
New Year’s Eve
At midnight, it is time for celebration and ring in the new year with full zeal and enthusiasm.