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2017 Important Days PDF

2018 Important Days (Jan - April)

IMPORTANT DAYS IN JANUARY


Jan 4 2018
Remember Day: World Braille Day
Purpose :To recognize the efforts of Louis Braille. Louis Braille is credited with inventing the Braille
language which helps blind people to read as well as write.

Jan 09 2018
Remembered Day:Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (NRI Day)
Purpose:To Mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The
day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9 January 1915.
Organization: India

Jan 10 2018
Remember Day: World Hindi Day
Purpose :To mark the day, 14 September 1949, on which the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi
written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union.
Organization: India

Remember Day: 25th Raising Day of Army Air Defence


Purpose :The Corps of Army Air Defence was raised on 10 Jan 1994. This day (10 January) is
celebrated as Raising Day of Army Air Defence every year.
Organization: India

Jan 12 2018
Remember Day: National Youth Day
Purpose :To commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, maker of the modern India.
Organization: India

Jan 15 2018
Remember Day: 70thIndian Army Day
Purpose :Recognition of Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa's 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 16 January 1949.

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Organization: India

January 19 2018
Remembered Day: National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) 13th Raising Day
Organization: India

Jan 24 2018
Remember Day: National girl child day
Purpose :To increase the awareness among people about all the inequalities faced by the girl child in
the society
Organization: India

Jan 25 2018
Remember Day: National Voters Day
Purpose: To encourage more young voters to take part in the political process
Organization: India
Theme:‘Accessible Elections’

Remember Day: National Tourism Day


Purpose: To raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy.
Organization: India

Remember Day: Himachal Pradesh 48th Statehood Day


Purpose: On 25th January 1971, Himachal Pradesh was named the 18th state of India. This day is
celebrated every year as Himachal Pradesh Statehood Day

Jan 26 2018
Remember Day: International Customs Day
Purpose:To recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.
Organization: World Customs Organization
Theme:“A secure business environment for economic development.”

Remember Day: 69th Republic Day


Purpose: To honour the Constitution of India as it came into force on the same day in the year 1960
Organization: Government of India

Jan 27 2018
Remember Day: International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
Purpose :To commemorates when the Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and death camp
Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1946.

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Organization: UN
Theme :“Holocaust Remembrance and Education: Our Shared Responsibility”.

Jan 28 2018
Remember Day: World Leprosy Day (last Sunday of January)
Purpose:To increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease
Organization: NGOs

IMPORTANT DAYS IN FEBRUARY


Feb 1 2018
Remember Day:41th Indian Coast Guard Day
Purpose:To protects India’s maritime interests and enforces maritime law, with jurisdiction over the
territorial waters of India, including its contiguous zone and exclusive economic zone.
Organization:GOI

Feb 2 2018
Remember Day:World Wetland Day
Purpose:To marks the date of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands, called the Ramsar
Convention, on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
Theme:"Wetlands for a Sustainable Urban Future"

Feb 4 2018
Remember Day:World Cancer Day
Purpose:To raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment.
Organization:WHO
Theme:We can I can

Feb 6 2018
Remember Day:International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.
Purpose:To raise awareness about the female genital mutilation (FGM) and to promote its eradication
Organization:UNICEF
Theme:Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM
by 2030

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Feb 11 2018
Remember Day:International Day Women and Girls in Science
Purpose:To highlight female achievement, equal access and participation in the science field
Organization:UN

Feb 12 2018
Remember Day:National Productivity Day
Purpose:To encourage all stakeholders to implement productivity tools & techniques with
contemporary relevant themes
Organization:National Productivity Council

Feb 12 - 18 2018
Remember Day:Darwin Week
Purpose:The Darwin Week will spread awareness about Darwin’s contributions to the science of
evolution
Organization:India March for Science Organising Committee, Kolkata and Breakthrough Science
Society, West Bengal Chapter

Feb 13 2018
Remember Day:World Radio Day
Purpose:To remember the contribution of radio in our life.
Organization:UNESCO
Theme:Radio and Sports

Feb 20 2018
Remember Day:World Day of Social Justice
Purpose:To promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment
Organization:UN
Theme:Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice

Feb 21 2018
Remember Day:International Mother Language day
Purpose:To promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism
Organization:UN, UNESCO
Theme:Linguistic diversity and multilingualism count for sustainable development

Feb 24 2018
Remember Day:Central Excise Day

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Purpose:To encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excise duty all
over the India in better way in order to prevent the corruption
Organization:GOI

Feb 28 2018
Remember Day:National Science day
Purpose:To commemorate the discovery of Raman Effect by Sir C.V.Raman in 1928
Organization:GOI
Theme:"Science and Technology for a sustainable future."

IMPORTANT DAYS IN MARCH

Mar 1 2018
Remember Day: Zero Discrimination Day
Purpose :To create awareness to people from all corners of the world, about the evil consequences
of discrimination, to celebrate diversity, and to reject discrimination.
Organization: UNAIDS

Remember Day: World Civil Defence Day


Purpose :To commemorates the entry into force of the ICDO Constitution as an intergovernmental
organisation in 1972.
Organization: ICDO
Theme: Civil defence and the national institutions for more efficient disaster management

Mar 3 2018
Remember Day: :World Wildlife Day
Purpose :To raise awareness of the World's flora andfauna.
Organization: UNGA
Theme: Big cats: predators under threat

Remember Day: World Hearing Day


Purpose : Topromote hearing since its pronouncement in 2007.
Organization: WHO
Theme: Hear the future

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Mar 4-10 2018


Remember Day: National Safety day/Week
Purpose :To renewing the commitment of employees and general public to work safely throughout
the year.
Organization:NSC

Mar 8 2018
Remember Day: International women’s day
Purpose : To celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greaterequality.
Organization:IWD& NGOs
Theme: 'Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives.

Remember Day: World Kidney Day


Purpose :To create awareness among the people globally, about the importance of the kidneys and
also to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated healthissues.
Organization: WHO
Theme: Kidneys And Women's Health: Include, Value, Empower

Mar 11 2018
Remember Day: 33rd Inception Day
Organization: National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)

Mar 12 2018
Remember Day: Commonwealth Day
Purpose :To come together and celebrate its values and diversity.
Organization: Commonwealth Nations
Theme: Towards A Common Future

Mar 15 2018
Remember Day: World Consumer Rights Day
Purpose :To promote the basic rights of all the consumers, to demand that those rights are
respected and protected.
Organization: WCRD
Theme: Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer
Mar 17 2018
Remember Day: World Sleep Day
Purpose :To celebrate the benefits of good and healthy sleep and to draw society attention to the
burden of sleep problems and their medicine, education and social aspects
Organization: WASM

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Theme: Join the Sleep World, Preserve Your Rhythms to Enjoy Life.

Mar 18 2018
Remember Day: Global Recycling Day
Purpose : To create awareness on the importance of recycling.
Organization: Bureau of International Recycling (BIR).

Mar 20 2018
Remember Day: World Sparrow Day
Purpose :To create awareness of the house sparrows and other birds to the rapidly changing
environments, and of threats to their populations.
Theme: I LOVE Sparrows

Remember Day: International Day of Happiness


Purpose :To recognised happiness as a “fundamental human goal” and called for “a more inclusive,
equitable and balanced approach to economic growth
Organization: UN
Theme: Share Happiness

Mar 21 2018
Remember Day: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Purpose :Aims to remind people of racial discrimination's negative consequences. It also
encourages people to remember their obligation and determination to combat racial discrimination.
Organization: UN
Theme: Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating
racial discrimination.

Remember Day: World Down syndrome Day (WDSD)


Purpose :To raise public awareness and create a single global voice for advocating for the rights,
inclusion and well being of people with Down syndrome.
Organization: WHO

Remember Day: International Day of Forests


Purpose :To raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outsideforests
Organization: UN, FAO
Theme: Forests and Sustainable Cities

Remember Day: World Poetry day


Purpose :To promote the reading,writing,publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world
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Organization: UNESCO

Mar 22 2018
Remember Day: World Water Day
Purpose :To create awareness among the people about the importance of conservation of this
valuable finite resource for the future generations.
Organization: UN
Theme: Nature for Water.

Mar 23 2018
Remember Day: World Meteorological Day
Purpose :To support the all the countries by providing meteorological services related to natural
disasters, climate andwater.
Organization: UN,WMO
Theme: Weather-Ready, Climate-Smart.

Remember Day:Martyrs day


Purpose:86th death anniversary ofShaheed Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Hari Rajguru and Sukhdev
Thapar
Organization: GOI

Mar 24 2018
Remember Day: World Tuberculosis Day
Purpose :To create awareness to the public about the dreadful tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to
eliminate the disease.
Organization: UN, WHO
Theme: Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world

Remembered Day: International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights
Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Purpose: To promote the importance of the right to truth and justice.
Organization: UN

March 25 2018
Remembered Day: International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the
Transatlantic Slave Trade
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Purpose: It honors the lives of those who died as a result of slavery or experienced the horrors of
the transatlantic slave trade. It is also an occasion to raise awareness about the dangers of racism
and prejudice.
Organization: UN
Theme: Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality

Remembered Day: International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
Purpose: Date is the anniversary of the abduction of Alec Collett, a journalist who died while
working for the UN.
Organization: UN

Mar 26 2018
Remember Day: 47th Independence Day of Bangladesh

Mar 27 2018
Remember Day: World Theatre Day
Purpose : To figure of world stature shares his or her reflections on the theme of Theatre and a
Culture of Peace
Organization: International Theatre Institute (ITI)

IMPORTANT DAYS IN APRIL


Apr 1 2018
Remember Day: Odisha Formation Day or Utkal Dibasa or Utkal Divas
Organization: Odisha

Apr 2 2018
Remember Day: World Autism Awareness Day
Purpose :To raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world.
Organization: UN
Theme: Empowering Women and Girls with Autism

Remember Day: SIDBI Foundation Day


Organization: SIDBI

Apr 3 2018
Remember Day: 254th raising day of the Army Medical Corps
Organization: Army medical units of India.

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Apr 4 2018
Remember Day: International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Purpose :To raise awareness about landmines and progress toward their eradication
Organization: UN
Theme: Advancing Protection, Peace and Development

Apr 5 2018
Remember Day: National Maritime Day
Purpose :To commemorate the maiden voyage of the first Indian Vessel 'S. S. Loyalty' owned by
M/s. Scindia Steam Navigation Company from Mumbai to London on 5th April 1919.
Theme: Indian Shipping - An Ocean of opportunity

Apr 6 2018
Remember Day: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Purpose :Topromotes healthy lifestyles and emphasizes the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC)
focus on giving as many people as possible access to sport.
Organization: UNOSDP

Apr 7 2018
Remember Day: World Health Day
Purpose :To celebrate the founding of the World Health Organization, the world’s leading health
organisation, on 7 April 1948.
Organization: WHO
Theme: Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere

Apr 8 2018
Remember Day: International Romani Day
Purpose :to celebrate Romani culture and raise awareness of the issues facing Romani people.
Organization: UN

Apr 10 2018
Remember Day: World Homeopathy Day
Purpose : : To honour the Father of Homeopathy System of medicine Dr. Samuel Hahnemann.
Organization: WHO

Apr 11 2018
Remember Day: National Safe motherhood day
Purpose :To create awareness on proper healthcare and maternity facilities to pregnant and lactating
women.
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Organization: GOI
Theme: Respectful Maternity Care

Apr 12 2018
Remember Day: International Day of Human Space Flight & World Aviation and Cosmonautics Day
Purpose :To remembers the first human space flight on April 12, 1961.
Organization: UN

April 13 2018
Remembered Day: 99th anniversary Jallianwallah Bagh Massacre (also known as the Amritsar
massacre).
Purpose :To celebrate the Punjabi harvest festival of Baisakhi and to protest against the repressive
Rowlatt Act
Organization: Punjab

April 14 2018
Remembered Day: Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar – 127th Birth Anniversary
Organization: GOI

April 15 2018
Remembered Day: 14th Raising Day of South Western Command celebrated
Organization: Indian Army

Remembered Day: 71st foundation day of Himachal Pradesh


Organization: Himachal Pradesh

Apr 17 2018
Remember Day: World Hemophilia Day
Purpose : To create awareness for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, which also serves
to raise funds
Organization: WFH
Theme: Sharing Knowledge Makes Us Stronger

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Apr 18 2018
Remember Day: World Heritage Day
Purpose :To raise public awareness about the diversity and vulnerability of theworld's built
monuments and heritage sites and the efforts required to protect and conserve them.
Organization: UNESCO
Theme: Heritage for Generations.

Apr 19 2018
Remember Day: World Liver Day
Purpose : To create awareness on importance of liver to our body and how liver ailments can be
treated and managed.
Organization: WHO
Theme: Riding new waves in liver diagnosis, staging and treatment

Apr 21 2018
Remember Day: Civil Services Day
Purpose : To re-dedicate and re-commit themselves to the cause of the people.
Organization:GOI

Remember Day: Administrative professionals Day or Admin Day


Purpose : To recognize the work of secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists, and other
administrative support professionals.

Remember Day: World Creativity and Innovation Day


Purpose : To embrace the idea that innovation is essential for harnessing the economic potential of
nations

Apr 22 2018
Remember Day: World Earth Day
Purpose :To demonstrate support for environmental protection.
Organization: UN
Theme: End Plastic Pollution

Apr 23 2018
Remember Day: World Book and Copyright Day
Purpose :To promote reading, publishing and copyright.
Organization: UNESCO
World Book Capital for 2018: Athens, Greece. The 2018 edition of World Book and Copyright Day is
entitled: “READING, it's my right!”

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Remember Day: English Language Day or birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare.
Purpose : To celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six official
languages.

23rd to 29th of April 2018


Remember Day: 29th Road Safety Week
Purpose : To create awareness on road safety and improve road safety.
This year’s focus is on schools and commercial drivers.

April 24 2018
Remembered Day: National Panchayati Day
Purpose: The day marks the passing of Constitution[73rd Amendment]Act 1992 , that came into
force from 24th of April 1993.
Organization: India

Remembered Day: World Lab Animal Day


Purpose: To marked the birthday of former NAVS president Hugh Dowding, 1st Baron Dowding.
Organization: National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

April 25 2018
Remembered Day: World Malaria Day
Purpose: To recognise the global efforts to control malaria. It is an occasion to highlight the need for
continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria control and elimination.
Organization: WHO
Theme: Ready to beat malaria

Remembered Day: Khongjom Day


Purpose: To paying floral tributes to the martyrs of 1891 at the historic Khongjom War memorial site
at Kheba hillock.
Organization: Manipur

Apr 26 2018
Remember Day: World Intellectual Property Day
Purpose :To raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life
and to celebrate creativity, and the contribution made by creators and innovators to the development
of societies across the globe
Organization: WIPO
Theme: Powering change: Women in innovation and creativity.

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Remember Day: International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day


Purpose :To commemorates the explosion at the Ukraine's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986
Organization:UN

Apr 28 2018
Remember Day: World Day for Safety and Health
Purpose :To promotes the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases globally.
Organization:ILO
Theme: Occupational safety health (OSH) vulnerability of young workers

Apr 29 2018
Remember Day: International Dance Day
Purpose :To attract the attention of the wider public to the art of dance
Organization: UNESCO

Remember Day: International Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
Purpose :To pay a tribute to the victims of chemical warfare and to discourage the world to prohibit
the use of chemical weapons.
Organization: UN

Apr 30 2018
Remember Day: International Jazz Day
Purpose :To promote peace,dialogue among various cultures,diversity,eradicating
discrimination,respect of human dignity, promotion gender equality and individual expression.
Organization: UNESCO

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