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

January

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
09 Jan Pravasi 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 Jan World Hindi Day The purpose is to promote the use of Hindi. This day also marks the anniversary of the first World Hindi Conference held in 1975.
12 Jan National Youth Day The day commemorates the birthday of a spiritual leader we know as Swami Vivekananda.
15 Jan Indian Army Day The 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 Jan Desh Prem Divas This day celebrates the fervour of nationalism. It also celebrates the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
24 Jan National Girl Child Day The day creates awareness among people about the inequalities and indifferences faced by the girl child in the society.
25 Jan National Voters Day & National Tourism Day To celebrate and raise awareness about democracy and the right to vote and also to about the importance of tourism in the country.
26 Jan The Republic Day India became a republic on this day and the Constitution of India came into force and replaced the existing Government of India Act, 1935.
30 Jan Martyr’s Day/ Mahatma Gandhi Death Anniversary We celebrate this day to honour those who lost their lives defending the sovereignty of India.

February

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of the Day
24 Feb Central Excise Day To spread awareness about the Excise Duty
28 Feb National Science Day Spread Awareness of Science and Technology among the youth of the country.

March

Important Dates Important Days Purpose 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 Day To 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 Day To celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
23 March Martyrs Day Indians pay homage to three martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country-Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru.

April

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of the Day
05 April National Maritime Day The 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 April Civil Service Day The day is for the civil service employees who recall their oaths to serve the people.
24 April National Panchayat Day The day marks the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992 that came into force with effect from 24 April 1993.

May

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
The second Sunday of May Mother’s Day The day we celebrate motherhood and take a day off to appreciate mothers.
04 May Coal Miner’s Day To celebrate and commemorate the services of the coal miner’s and the labour classes.
11 May National Technology Day This day celebrates India’s advances in the field of technology and its contributions to the world.
21 May Anti-Terrorism Day Marks the death anniversary of Shri Rajiv Gandhi.

June

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
29 June National Statistics Day The 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.

July

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
01 July National Doctor’s Day The 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 July Kargil Vijay Divas In memory of the Kargil War heroes who laid their lives for the Nation.

August

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
07 August National Handloom Day We 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 August The Quit India Movement Day We celebrate this day as the anniversary of the Quit India Movement. This movement was crucial in the independence struggle of India.
11 August National Daughter’s Day Celebrate the relation and love between the parents and their daughter.
15 August The Independence Day To commemorate the nation’s independence from British Empire on 15th August 1947 and to promote patriotism.
29 August National Sports Day 29 August is the birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend Dhyan Chand and is thus also celebrated as the National Sports Day.

September

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
05 September National Teacher’s Day The day celebrates teachers and the art of teaching and their service to the nation.
15 September Engineer’s Day Commemorates the birthday of the legendary engineer Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

October

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
08 October Indian Air Force Day Celebrates the wonderful achievements and services of the Indian Air Force.
31 October National Unity Day Marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhai Patel who was Independent India’s first Deputy Prime Minister.

November

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
09 November The Legal Services Day The 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 November Public Service Broadcasting Day The day commemorates Mahatma Gandhi’s maiden visit to All India Radio (AIR) station in Delhi for the first and last time.
14 Nov Children’s Day Marks the birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It also encourages the welfare of children all over the country.
16 November National Press Day Marks the day on which the Press Council of India started functioning.
17 November National Journalism Day Celebrates the freedom of speech, thoughts and virtues as well as the role of media in shaping our society.
19 November National Integration Day Marks the birth anniversary of India’s first woman Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. It also promotes love and unity among the people of India.
26 November Samvidhan Diwas (Constitution Day) Commemorates the adoption of the Constitution and spread thoughts and ideas of Dr B.R. Ambedkar.

December

Important Dates Important Days Purpose of The Day
04 Dec Indian Navy Day Celebrates the strength and dedication of the great Indian Navy.
07 Dec Indian Armed Forces Day The day is used to collect funds from the people of India for the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces personnel.
16 Dec Vijay Diwas The day marks the anniversary of the win of the Indian Army in the Indo-Pak war on 16th December 1971.
18 Dec Minorities Rights Day The 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 Dec National Mathematics Day The day marks the birth anniversary of great Indian Mathematician Srinivas Ramanujan.
23 Dec Farmer’s Day To help farmer’s and recognise their wonderful contributions to Indian society.
25 Dec Christmas Day Celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ
Good Governance Day Marks the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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