Important Dates of January must know

Important Dates of January:

As we know that in SSC, Banking or any of the Government Exam the General Awareness section consists lots of sections. One of the most important section is also an Important Dates comes in Every month of the year.These Important Days & Dates questions are not so tough but still very easy to miss on because of our unawareness. So, to help you know about all the important days and dates of national and international importance, here we are going to present an article on Important Days & Dates of particular Months for SSC & Banking or any other Government exams. Carefully study the article remember all important facts related to a particular date because it is definitely going to be a part of your exam.

Important Dates of January You need to Remember:-

1. 4th of January: World Braille Day.

  • The World Braille Day is observed every year across the world on 4th of January to mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, He was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. He is an inventor of  Braille script.
  • Begins on 4th Jan 1824.

2. 9th of January: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

  • Significance- To remember the favours and contributions made by Non-Resident Indians to the welfare and development of the Nation.
  • Observed by- Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Begins on 9 Jan 2003.

3. 10th of January: World Hindi Day.

  • The World Hindi Day (WHD) is observed every year on 10th of Jan to mark the 1st anniversary of World Hindi Conference (WHC) which was held in 1975.
  • Begins on 10th Jan 1975.

4. 12th of January: National Youth Day.

  • National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
  • Begins on 12th Jan 1984.

5. 15th of January: National Army Day.

  • Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s (then a Lieutenant General) talking 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 15 January 1949.
  • This year it was 70th Indian Army day.
  • Begins on 15 Jan 1949.

6. 24th of January: National Girl Child Day.

  • National Girl child day is celebrated every year on 24th of January as a national observance day for the girl child in India.
  • Begins on 24 Jan 2008.

7. 25th of 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’ (Hindi: राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस). It started from 25 Jan 2011, to mark Commission’s foundation day.
  • The theme of National Voters Day 2018: Accessible Elections.
  • Begins on- 25 Jan 2011.

8. 25th of January: National Tourism Day.

  • India’s National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25 every year. It was established by the Indian government to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country’s economy.
  • Begins on 25th Jan  2008.

9. 26th of January: India’s 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.
  • Begins on–  26th Jan 1950.

10. 26th of January: International Customs Day.

  • International Customs Day (ICD) recognizes the role of customs officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
  • Begins on 26th Jan 1952.

11. 27th of January: International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War. It commemorates the genocide that resulted in the death of an estimated 6 million Jewish people, 200,000 Romani people, 250,000 mentally and physically disabled people, and 9,000 homosexual men by the Nazi regime and its collaborators.
  • Begins on 27th Jan 2001.

12.  28th of January(Last Sunday of January): World Leprosy Day.

  • World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on every year last Sunday of the January to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen’s Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Mahatma Gandhi. 

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