The Qaumi Ekta Week is being observed across the country from 19th November to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony and national Integration.
As part of the week-long programmes, today's (19th November 2017) day is being observed as National Integration Day.
The last day of the Qaumi Ekta Week will be observed as Conservation Day and several meetings and functions will be organized to emphasize the growing need for awareness and action to conserve the environment.
India celebrated the National Press Day on November 16 as the Press Council of India started functioning as a responsible body overlooking the works of the press as a whole body on this day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted media on National Press Day, which is commemorated every year on November 16, and appreciated their contribution to make India a democratic country.
World Diabetes Day is observed on November 14th across the world.
The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is Women and diabetes - our right to a healthy future.
The main aim to promote the importance of affordable and equitable access for all women at risk for or living with diabetes to the essential diabetes medicines and technologies, self-management education and information they require to achieve optimal diabetes outcomes and strengthen their capacity to prevent type 2 diabetics.
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed globally on 27 October every year across the world.
The theme of this year is "Discover, remember and share".
The General Conference of UNESCO approved the commemoration of a World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2005 as a mechanism to raise general awareness of the need to preserve and safeguard important audiovisual material for future generations.
United Nations Day is observed globally on 24 October.
It marks the 72nd anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945.
All the member states of the United Nations contribute finances to its operation to help further its goals.
The National Police Commemoration Day is observed every year on 21st October remembering the brave policemen who sacrificed their lives while discharging their duties. Rich tributes are paid to the martyrs on this day.
This altercation between the troops led to the death of ten policemen. Seven of the others who were also imprisoned managed to escape from the Chinese troops.
At its 41st Session in February 2010, the United Nations Statistical Commission proposed celebrating 20th October 2010 as World Statistics Day.
It was first observed in the year 2010 and 2015.
It emphasizes the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development.
This year's 2nd Ayurveda Day is celebrated on 17 October in New Delhi by the Ministry of AYUSH.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the Chief Guest and will also inaugurate the country's first All India Institute of Ayurveda, Sarita Vihar, New Delhi.
The All India Institute of Ayurveda, set up on a total area of 10.015 acres on a budget of Rs 157 crore, is the first medical institute under the AYUSH ministry to hold the coveted National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) accreditation.
Food and Agricultural Organisation of United Nations (FAO) celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar.
The Theme for World Food Day 2017 is "Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development".
The day is to celebrate the progress we have already made towards reaching #ZeroHunger.
11th October marked is marked as the International Day of the Girl Child.
The day theme is The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030.
The main aim of the day is to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate India Water Week 2017 on October 10, 2017 in New Delhi in the presence of Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Nitin Gadkari and Union Ministers of State for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Shri Dr. Satya Pal Singh.
About 1500 delegates from India and 13 other countries will attend the five-day international event.
The theme of India Water Week – 2017 is “Water and Energy for Inclusive Growth”.
The World Space Week is observed from 4th to 10th October.
The theme of 2017 is ‘Exploring New Worlds In Space’.
On October 4th1957 Sputnik 1 was launched.
It was the first human-made, Earth-orbiting satellite. Second, the signing of The Outer Space Treaty on October 10th 1967.
World Teachers Day is celebrated across the world on October 5th since 1994 to commemorate the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.
The theme of 2017 World Teachers’ Day is “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the 1997 Recommendation, an international conference will take place at UNESCO’s Headquarters in Paris.
It will bring together teachers, trainers, policy-makers, as well as researchers and other education stakeholders to celebrate teaching, academic freedom, and what we need to do to ensure quality higher education and a sustainable future for the teaching profession.
The World Maritime Day is celebrated across the world on 28 September across the world.
The theme for 2017 World Maritime Day is ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’.
The main aim is to do so by focusing on helping International Maritime Organization (IMO) member states to develop and implement maritime strategies to invest in a joined-up, interagency approach.
World Rabies Day is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention.
The 2017 World Rabies Day theme is 'Rabies: Zero by 30'.
This day also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist, and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
The World Tourism Day is celebrated across the world on 27th of September.
The theme for World Tourism Day 2017 is 'Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development'.
The purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
It is defined as tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This day was established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations (UN) resolution.
Theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
The International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer (World Ozone Day) is observed every year on September 16 for the preservation of the Ozone Layer.
The theme of the year 2017 is ‘Caring for all life under the sun’.
The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Ozone Secretariat will launch a communication campaign ahead of World Ozone Day to be marked on 16 September 2017.
The International Day of Democracy is observed on September 15th across the world.
The theme of the year 2017 is Democracy and Conflict prevention.
This year's theme of democracy and conflict prevention focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
The Indian nation celebrates Engineer's Day to mark the 156th birth anniversary of Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, one of the greatest engineers India produced and a person behind many iconic constructions in India.
He will mark the 49th anniversary of the Engineers Day in India.
He began his career as an Assistant Engineer with Public Works Department (PWD) at Mumbai (then Bombay) in 1884 and was later requested to join the Indian Irrigation Commission. As a Public Works Department engineer, he accomplished several projects related to maintenance of public buildings, road construction and laying out city developments plans in several important towns.
Hindi Day is celebrated across the country.
In the year 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the country.
President Ram Nath Kovind will give away Rajbhasha awards for the Year 2016-17 at a function in New Delhi.
The Rajbhasha awards were instituted by the Department of Official Language of Home Ministry to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks in the field of Hindi.
The International Literacy Day (ILD) is being observed every year on 8 September to emphasize the importance of literacy to individuals, society.
The theme of UNESCO for the year 2017 is `Literacy in a digital world’.
This year it is 51st International Literacy Day.
The main aim is to mobilize public opinion in favour of struggle against illiteracy.
The day was established in 1966 by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Union Environment Ministry launched an environmental awareness initiative on the occasion of Teachers’ Day.
Under the initiative, an online environmental quiz competition named Prakriti Khoj will be conducted at the national level.
The main objective of the quiz is to generate interest among school children about the science related to the environment.
The initiative is to motivate children towards environment conservation-oriented lifestyles.
The National Nutrition Week (NNW) observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September.
The theme of for the year 2017 is “Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health“.
The objective of this event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an overall impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.
National Sports day is celebrated on 29th august every year to mark the birthday of Dhyan Chand.
On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the Sports Awards.
He will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
The theme for WHD 2017 will be #NotATarget.
This campaign follows on the UN Secretary-General’s report on the protection of civilians, which was launched earlier this year.
Laying out his ‘path to protection’, the Secretary-General calls for enhanced respect for international humanitarian and human rights law, and protection of civilians, including humanitarian and medical workers as well as civilian infrastructure.
Organ Donation Day is observed every year on 13th of August across the world.
The main aim of this day is to motivate people to donate organs after death and to spread awareness about the importance of organ donation.
Organ Donation is donating a donor’s organs like heart, liver, kidneys, intestines, lungs, and pancreas, after the donor dies, for the purpose of transplanting them into another person who is in need of an organ.
International Youth Day (IYD) is observed world wide annually on 12 August to pay attention to youth issues.
This day was designated by the United Nations (UN) in 1999 with the adoption of Resolution 54/120.
The first IYD was observed on August 12, 2000.
Theme of IYD 2017 is:- “Youth Building Peace”.
The Indian nation is celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
The 2017 theme is “Sankalp se Siddhi- the attainment through resolve.
Prime Minister Modi termed the month of August as a month of revolution as the non-cooperation movement was launched on August 1, 1920,
Both Houses of Parliament will hold a special session on the occasion.
The National Handloom Day is being observed on 7 August every year to honor the handloom weavers in the country.
It is the third edition of the National Handloom Day after it was instituted in 2015.
Handloom sector contributes to nearly 15% of the cloth production in the country and also contributes to the country’s export earnings to 95 %.
World breastfeeding week is being celebrated from 1st to 7th August every year.
The theme for the year 2017 is “Sustaining Breastfeeding Together”.
It was first celebrated in 1992 by World Alliance for Breastfeeding World Breastfeeding WeekAction (WABA) and is now observed in over 120 countries by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners including individuals, organizations, and governments.
The United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons is observed on 30 July across the world.
This year, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) selected ‘Act to Protect and Assist Trafficked Persons’ as the focus of the Day.
The theme aims at one of the most pressing issues of the largest mixed migration movements of refugees and migrants.
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July and brings the world together to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change.
The Theme for World Hepatitis Day 2017 is 'Eliminate Hepatitis'.
Viral hepatitis is one of the leading causes of death globally, accounting for 1.34 million deaths per year – that’s as many as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis or malaria.
The Indian nation celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas Day is observed on July 26.
On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services will lay a floral tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year to commemorate India’s victory in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan as it was on this day that the Indian Army had taken control of posts across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.
Nelson Mandela International Day is observed on the 18th July across the world.
The day is commemorated with the slogan Take Action! Inspire Change.
Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically Elected President of a free South Africa.
World Youth Skills Day is being observed globally on 15th July.
The theme of WSD for the year is "Skills for the Future of Work".
The objective of the day is to raise awareness about the importance of investing in youth skills development.
World Population Day is observed on July 11 across the world.
The theme of the year 2017 is 'Family Planning- Empowering People, Developing Nations'.
The day is commemorated to enhance awareness of population issues, including their relations to the environment and development.
Eva Ekeblad, a Swedish countess, and agronomist came a close second to that when she made vodka from potatoes.
On Ekebald’s 293rd birthday Google has created a doodle to commemorate her contributions to science.
Ekeblad was born on June 10, 1724, in Sweden, the first woman to gain admission to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
The International Day of Cooperatives is observed on July 1 across the world.
The theme for the 2017 International Day of Cooperatives is ‘Co-operatives ensure no one is left behind’.
Cooperative enterprises are based on ethics, values, and a set of seven fundamental principles that keep people, rather than profit, at the centre of their businesses.
It is a self-help tool for people to create their own economic opportunities through the power of the collective and pull themselves out of poverty.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26 across the world.
The theme for 2017 is: "Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe ".
This day remembers to increase support for prevention of drug use that is based on science and is thus an effective investment in the well-being of children and youth, their families and their communities.
International Widows Day is observed on June 23 for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows.
Programs and policies for ending violence against widows and their children, poverty alleviation, education and other support to widows of all ages also need to be undertaken, including in the context of action plans to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
The children of widows are often affected, both emotionally and economically and Widowed mothers.
The World Music Day 2017 is celebrated on June 21st across the world.
The theme of World Music Day 2017 is Musicians gather to perform at a public place.
World Music Day is first incorporated into France in 1982. It is a day of national importance which was later adopted by many countries.
The International Day of Yoga is celebrated on June 21 across the world.
The theme for 2017 organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations is 'Yoga for Health.'
The theme highlights that yoga can contribute in a holistic way to achieving an equilibrium between mind and body.
The World Refugee Day (WRD) is observed on June 20 across the world.
This year, World Refugee Day also marks a key moment for the public to show support for families.
It is the day the world commemorates the strength, courage, and perseverance of millions of refugees.
Egypt started to celebrate the third International Day of Yoga with several events lined up across the country to mark the day.
The Indian embassy in collaboration of Egyptian Government has organized several events to celebrate the UN International Day of Yoga on June 21.
The preparations of Yoga Day are really a preparation for spreading the message of yoga which is essentially about peace and harmony.
The Third United Nations (UN) International Day of Yoga held in China where thousands of Chinese would participate in scores of events organized across the country.
As per the official report, it will the second biggest yoga day celebration in the world after India.
China also backed India's move in the UN to make June 21 as International Yoga Day, giving a rise to hundreds of yoga clubs and organizations.
The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is observed on June 19 across the world.
The theme for the year 2017 International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is “Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence”.
The day is observed in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honor the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world.
The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed to promote public awareness relating to International cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought.
This year the campaign started with “Our land. Our home. Our Future”.
Country Parties and civil society organisations are invited to organise events to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification as an additional opportunity to increase awareness raising and participation in the process.
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is commemorated on June 15 every year across the world.
The 2017 theme for the WEAAD is "Understand and End Financial Abuse of Older People: A Human Rights Issue".
It aims the importance of preventing financial exploitation in the context of elder abuse to the enjoyment of older persons human rights.
The World Blood Donar Day (WBDD) is observed on June 14 across the world every year.
The slogan of WBDD 2017 is What can you do? Give blood. Give now. Give often.
The objectives of this year’s campaign to encourage all people to strengthen the emergency preparedness of health services in their community by donating blood.