List of Important Days of National Importance

By | March 14, 2021
Days of National Importance

This article aims at providing a comprehensive List of Important Days of National Importance. These days are very important for your exam preparation.

Important Days of National Importance


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
09 JanPravasi Bhartiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian – NRI Day)This day commemorates the return of M K Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai (then Bombay) on 9th January 1915.
10 JanWorld Hindi DayThe purpose is to promote the use of Hindi. This day also marks the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975.
12 JanNational Youth DayThe day commemorates the birthday of a spiritual leader we know as Swami Vivekananda.
15 JanIndian Army DayThe day celebrates the Indian Army and its service for the nation. It also commemorates Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa becoming the first Indian Commander-in-Chief in 1948.
23 JanDesh Prem DivasThis day celebrates the fervour of nationalism. It also celebrates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
24 JanNational Girl Child DayThe day creates awareness among people about the inequalities and indifferences faced by the girl child in the society.
25 JanNational Voters Day & National Tourism DayTo celebrate and raise awareness about democracy and the right to vote and also to about the importance of tourism in the country.
26 JanThe Republic DayIndia became a republic on this day and the Constitution of India came into force and replaced the existing Government of India Act, 1935.
30 JanMartyr’s Day/ Mahatma Gandhi Death AnniversaryWe celebrate this day to honour those who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of India.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of the Day
24 FebCentral Excise DayTo spread awareness about the Excise Duty
28 FebNational Science DaySpread Awareness of Science and Technology among the youth of the country.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
 01 March Zero Discrimination Day
03 March World Wildlife Day To raise awareness of world’s wild fauna and flora.
04 March National Security DayTo praise the work of security forces who plays a major role in the security of the people of the nation.
08 March International Women’s DayTo celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
23 MarchMartyrs DayIndians pay homage to three martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country-Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of the Day
05 AprilNational Maritime DayThe day commemorates the maiden Voyage of SS Loyalty, the ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company. The journey was from Mumbai to the UK.
21 AprilCivil Service DayThe day is for the civil service employees who recall their oaths to serve the people.
24 AprilNational Panchayat DayThe day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
 The second Sunday of MayMother’s DayThe day we celebrate motherhood and take a day off to appreciate mothers.
 04 MayCoal Miner’s DayTo celebrate and commemorate the services of the coal miner’s and the labour classes.
 11 MayNational Technology DayThis day celebrates India’s advances in the field of technology and its contributions to the world.
 21 MayAnti-Terrorism DayMarks the death anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
29 JuneNational Statistics DayThe day marks the birth anniversary of eminent statistician P C Mahalanobis. It is also meant to create public awareness among the people about the importance of statistics in daily life.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
01 JulyNational Doctor’s DayThe day is to honour and celebrate the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr B C Roy. The day celebrates the medical profession and the profession of the doctors in general.
26 JulyKargil Vijay DivasIn memory of the Kargil War heroes who laid their lives for the Nation.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
07 AugustNational Handloom DayWe celebrate the day each year to honour the art of handloom and recognize its contribution to the socio-economic development of the country and increase the income of weavers.
09 AugustThe Quit India Movement DayWe celebrate this day as the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. This movement was crucial in the independence struggle of India.
11 AugustNational Daughter’s DayCelebrate the relation and love between the parents and their daughter.
15 AugustThe Independence DayTo commemorate the nation’s independence from British Empire on 15th August 1947 and to promote patriotism.
29 AugustNational Sports Day29 August is the birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend Dhyan Chand and is thus also celebrated as the National Sports Day.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
05 SeptemberNational Teacher’s DayThe day celebrates teachers and the art of teaching and their service to the nation.
15 SeptemberEngineer’s DayCommemorates the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
08 OctoberIndian Air Force DayCelebrates the wonderful achievements and services of the Indian Air Force.
31 OctoberNational Unity DayMarks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel who was Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
09 NovemberThe Legal Services DayThe day celebrates legal services and raises awareness about legal aid. Legal aid is the free and fair legal services that everyone is entitled to.
12 NovemberPublic Service Broadcasting DayThe day commemorates Mahatma Gandhi’s maiden visit to All India Radio (AIR) station in Delhi for the first and last time.
14 NovChildren’s DayMarks the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It also encourages the welfare of children all over the country.
16 NovemberNational Press DayMarks the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning.
17 NovemberNational Journalism DayCelebrates the freedom of speech, thoughts and virtues as well as the role of media in shaping our society.
19 NovemberNational Integration DayMarks the birth anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It also promotes love and unity among the people of India.
26 NovemberSamvidhan Diwas (Constitution Day)Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution and spread thoughts and ideas of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.


Important DatesImportant DaysPurpose of The Day
04 DecIndian Navy DayCelebrates the strength and dedication of the great Indian Navy.
07 DecIndian Armed Forces DayThe day is used to collect funds from the people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel.
16 DecVijay DiwasThe day marks the anniversary of the win of the Indian Army in the Indo-Pak war on 16th December 1971.
18 DecMinorities Rights DayThe day is used to remind us of protecting the rights of minorities communities as well as bringing better understanding among religious communities in India.
22 DecNational Mathematics DayThe day marks the birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan.
23 DecFarmer’s DayTo help farmer’s and recognise their wonderful contributions to Indian society.
25 DecChristmas DayCelebrates the birth of Jesus Christ
Good Governance DayMarks the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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