National and International Dates and days of January

National and International Dates and days of January

National and International Dates and days of January, World Braille Day, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, NRI Day 2019, Non-Resident Indian Day 2019, World Hindi Day, 11th World Hindi Conference, National Youth Day,World Hindi Conference 2018, National Youth Day 2019 theme, Army Day, 71st Army Day, Army Day 2019, National Voters Day, National Voters Day 2019 theme,  International Customs Day,  International Customs Day 2019 theme, Republic Day 2019 chief guest, Iindian Republic Day 2019 chief guest, World Leprosy Eradication Day 2019 theme, World Leprosy Eradication Day, list of National and International Dates and days of January

National and International Dates and days of January

List of National and International Dates and days of January

January 4 – World Braille Day

World Braille Day is celebrated every year on 4th January across the world honoring the birthday of Louis Braille, the man who invented Braille language that helps blind people to read and write.

January 9 :- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)

Pravasi Bharatiya (Non-Resident Indian Day) 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 Mumbai on 9 January 1915.

The decision to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was taken in accordance with recommendations of the High Level Committee (HLC) on the Indian Diaspora set up by government of India under the chairmanship of L. M. Singhvi (L M Singhvi). The then Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee after receiving the report of the Committee at a public function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 8 January 2002, announced the “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas”(PBD) on 9 January that year. The day was chosen to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India in 1915.

  • The 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was held during 7–9 January 2017 at Bengaluru, Karnataka. The theme for this year was “Redefining engagement with the Indian diaspora”.
  • The Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 was held during 6–7 January 2018 at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
  • The 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 will be held during 21-23 January 2019 at Varanasi, India. Prime Minister of Mauritius,Pravind Jugnauth will be the chief guest. Theme Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”

January 10 :- World Hindi Day

World Hindi Day is celebrated on 10th of January. This day was initiated to promote the greatness of Hindi, a language spoken by more than 250 million people in the World.

The first World Hindi Conference was held on January 10, 1975. In order to commemorate this special day, World Hindi Day has been celebrated every year on January 10. The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Since 1975, World Hindi Conference has been organised in different countries like India, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago, United States etc.

11th World Hindi Conference 2018 :- 11th World Hindi Conference (विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन) was held in Mauritius in its capital city Port Lois from August 18-20, 2018. It was inaugurated by Prime Mininster Praveen Kumar Jagannath and was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and some other ministers.

The theme of the Conference is “Vaishvik Hindi Aur Bharatiy Sanskriti“ वैश्विक हिंदी और भारतीय संस्कृति.

January 12 :- National Youth Day

National Youth Day is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda. In 1984 the Government of India declared the day as the National Youth Day and since 1985 the event is celebrated in India every year.

Theme :-

2017 -“Youth for Digital India”

2018  – “Sankalp Se Siddhi”

January 15 :- 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) taking 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. The day is celebrated in the form of parades and other military shows in the national capital New Delhi as well as in all headquarters. On 15 January 2018, India celebrated its 70th Indian Army Day in New Delhi. Army Day marks a day to salute the valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to protect the country and its citizens. In 1942, K M Cariappa becomes the first Indian Army Officer who was passed on to command a unit.
71st Indian Army Day 2019

Venue :- Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate and at all Army Offices and HQs


January 25 :- National Voters Day

The significance of National Voters’ Day is to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. It is a day to celebrate the right to vote and vibrant democracy of India. Through National Voters’ Day, the Election Commission’s objective is to increase enrollment of voters, especially of the newly eligible ones. Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as “National Voters’ Day” (राष्ट्रीय मतदाता दिवस). It started from January 25, 2011 to mark Commission’s foundation day.

Theme of national voter day :

2018: Accessible elections

2019: _________

January 26 :- Indian Republic day, International Customs Day


Indian 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.[1]

The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949, and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic. 26 January was chosen as the Republic day because it was on this day in 1930 when Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by British Regime.

 Republic Day parade chief guest

2018 :- Ten guests (Heads of ASEAN states)

2019 :- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

International Customs Day

International Customs Day is used to celebrate on the 26th January every year by the Custom Organizations. It is also known as the ICD as it’s short form. It is used to celebrate for the reason to commemorate the first Conference which is official of the Customs Co-operation Council which means the World Customs Organizations. It is also known as WCO. WCO is also known as World Customs Organizations has 177 Custom Members of the Administration which is called as the Intergovernmental organisations which are only made to get the detail information about the Custom Matters.

Theme :-

2018:- “A secure business environment for economic development.”

2019 :- SMART borders for seamless Trade, Travel and Transport.

January 27 :- International Day of Commemoration

On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people of Jewish origin during World War II. This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It also commemorates when the Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1945.

Theme :- 2019 – Torn from home

January 30 :- Martyrs’ Day

Martyrs’ Day (India), is observed on January 30, the anniversary of the assassination of Mohandas Gandhi in 1948. Martyrs’ day is also observed across the Indian state of Punjab on March 23, on the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh in 1931 .30 January is the date observed at the national level. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi in 1948, by Nathuram Godse. On Martyr’s Day the president, the vice president, the prime minister, the defence minister, and the three Service Chiefs gather at the samadhi at Raj Ghat memorial and lay wreaths decorated with multi-colour flowers. The armed forces personnel blow bugles sounding the Last Post. The inter-services contingent reverse arms as a mark of respect. A two-minute silence in memory of Indian martyrs is observed throughout the country at 11 AM. Participants hold all-religion prayers and sing tributes.

January (last Sunday) :- World Leprosy Eradication Day (27th Jan 2019)

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 was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body – the hands, feet, and face.


2018 :- “Zero Disabilities in Girls and Boys”

2019 :-  “ending discrimination, stigma and prejudice”



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