This topic holds great importance as one can expect 2-3 questions in the competitive examinations like Banking, SSC, Railways, XAT etc. where questions from the general awareness section is asked. In this particular post we have compiled the list of important days from the month of January along with the associated facts which help you to retain it for a longer duration.
Important Days in the month of January
World Braille Day
World Braille Day is celebrated every year on January 4th, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. World Braille Day recognizes the contributions of Louis Braille in helping blind and visually impaired people to read and write.
Non-Resident Indian Day (Pravasi Bharatiya Divas)
To remember the favors and contributions made by Non Resident Indians to the welfare and development of the nation.
World Hindi Day
1) Every year, the World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10, marking the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975.
2) The first World Hindi Conference was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
National Youth Day
It is celebrated in India on 12 January on the birthday of Swami Vivekananda.
Army Day is celebrated on 15 January every year in India, in recognition of Field Marshal Kodandera 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 15 January 1949.
National Girl Child Day
The aim is to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in the country and also to promote awareness about rights that every girl in India is entitled to.
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"
India's Republic Day
Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950.
International Customs Day
This day recognizes the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security.
Last Sunday of January
World Leprosy Day
To increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease.
Mahatma Gandhi's Martyrdom Day
Martyrs day in India is celebrated to pay homage to the victims who fought for the freedom, welfare and progress of the India and sacrificed their lives. January 30 is the day when Mahatma Gandhi (Bapu) was assassinated in the year 1948 before the sunset during the evening prayers.
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