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List of Important National and International Days in January 2021


January is the first month of every year according to the Gregorian calendar that is used in India. There are many special days in January 2021, both in India and the world. Take a look at the list of important days in January to plan your month better. (Important National and International Days in January 2021)

Aside from important days in the month of January 2021, we have also listed the auspicious days in January 2021 to make it easier for people to make plans and reservations accordingly.

Important National and International Days in January 2021

No. Important days of January date
1. World Brailles Day 4 January
2. World war orphan day  6 January
3. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 9 January
4. World Hindi Day 10 January
5. National Road safety week 11 January
6. National Youth Day (Swami Vivekananda Jayanti) 12 January
7. Lohri 13 January
8. Armed forces veterans day, Makar Sankranti, Pongal 14 January
9. Army Day 15 January
10. National Immunization Day (Polio Day) 18 January
11. National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day 19 January
12. Guru Govind Singh Jayanti 20 January
13. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanti 23 January
14. National Girl’s Day 24 January
15. Indian Tourism Day 25 January
16. Indian Republic Day 26 January
17. International Customs Day 26 January
18. International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 27 January
19. Martyr’s Day (Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary) 30 January
20. World Leprosy Day 31 January

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World Braille Day 4 January 2021

The World Blind Union will join the rest of the world in celebrating World Braille Day on 4 January 2021, the third year since it was officially designated by the UN General Assembly as a day to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication in the full realization of the human rights for blind and partially sighted people.

What is Braille?
Braille is a tactile representation of alphabetic and numerical symbols using six dots to represent each letter and number, and even musical, mathematical, and scientific symbols. Braille (named after its inventor in 19th century France, Louis Braille) is used by blind and partially sighted people to read the same books and periodicals as those printed in a visual font.

World war orphan day 6 January 2021

The World Day of War Orphans was celebrated on 6 January 2020. The day is observed every year. The day enables the global Communities to recognize the plight of a, particularly vulnerable group.  Aim: The day aims to address the war orphans as it has become a growing worldwide humanitarian and social crisis.

The day ensures to voice out the predicament of war orphans. It highlights that children growing up in orphanage experience emotional, social and physical handicaps.  War orphans: The World Day of War Orphans was initiated by the French organization, SOS Enfants en Detresses.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 9 January 2021

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a celebratory day observed on 9 January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.

World Hindi Day 10 January 2021

January 10 is a very special day for the lovers of Hindi all over the world, because World Hindi Day is celebrated on this day. The purpose of celebrating this day is to spread Hindi throughout the world. Also, Hindi has to be established as an international language.

 This day is specially celebrated in the countries where there are embassies of India in the world. Not only this, special programs are organized in all government offices, universities across the country. 

National Youth Day (Swami Vivekananda Jayanti) 2021

India celebrates National Youth Day on Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary on January 12. India has been celebrating the day as National Youth Day since 1984. Swami Vivekananda is seen as a youth idol because of the relevance of his ideas and ideals to the youth even today.

National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Raising Day 19 January 2021

On January 19, 2021, the National Immunization Day (NID) was observed all over India as a part of the Pulse Polio Programme, 2021. Around 17.4 crore children of age less than 5 years were administered polio drops to sustain polio eradication in India.

National Girl’s Day 24 January 2021

This day is celebrated as the National Girl Child Day every year by the Government of India with an objective to raise the consciousness of Indian society towards the girl children.

The Women and Child Development Ministry observed National Girl Child Day on 24 January 2013. 24 January is celebrated as the National Girl Child Day every year since 2008 by the Government of India.

So, these are the important Days and Dates in January 2021 which may also help in the preparation for several exams and also enhance your general knowledge.

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