Every month has some important days and events to celebrate and honor the things which happened. January has some of the important events and days to celebrate and honor the cause and raise awareness on different diseases, events and remember sacrifices which were made in the past. some of them are
1 January – Global Family Day
It is celebrated as a day of peace and sharing. Its aim is to unite and spread a message of peace by considering and promoting the idea that Earth is one Global Family so as to make the world a better place to live for everyone.
4 January – World Braille Day
Louis Braille‘s the inventor of braille, Braille script which is used by blind people to read. An accident during his Childhood made him blind and motivated him to invent Braille script
6 January -World day of War Orphans
On 6 January every year, World Day of War Orphans is celebrated to create awareness about the plight of the war orphans and to address the traumatic conditions faced by them.
8 January – African National Congress Foundation Day
South African Native National Congress (SANNC) was founded on 8 January 1912 by John Langalibalele Dube in Bloemfontein. Behind this, the primary motive was to give voting rights to black and mixed-race Africans or to unite African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social, and economic change.
9 January – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas observed every year on 9 January. It is observed to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. This day also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 9 January, 1915.
12 January –National Youth Day
The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda is celebrated every year on 12 January. He was born on 12 January, 1863. The government had decided to observe it as National Youth Day. Because the philosophy of Vivekananda and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.
15 January – Indian Army Day
Every year 15 January is observed as Indian Army Day because on this day in 1949 field Marshal M Cariappa took over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief.
23 January – Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Jayanthi
Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born on 23 January, 1897 in Cuttack, Odisha. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj.
24 January- National Girl Child Day
On 24 January every year, National Girl Child Day is celebrated. It is celebrated to highlight the inequalities faced by a majority of the girls in India, the importance of education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care and safety of girl children, etc.
25 January-National Voter’s Day
Every year on 25 January National Voter’s Day is celebrated to encourage young voters to take part in the political process. In 2011 the first time this day was celebrated to mark Election Commission’s Foundation Day.
25 January- National Tourism Day
Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to raise awareness and educate people about the importance of tourism.
26 January- Republic Day
On 26 November, 1949 the Indian Constituent Assembly adopted the Constitution the supreme law of the land, and replaced the Government of India Act 1935. It came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system. This day marks the largest parade that took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.
26 January – International Customs Day
International Customs Day (ICD) is celebrated every year on 26 January by Custom Organisation to recognise the role of custom officials and agencies in maintaining border security. It also focuses on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
30 January –Martyr’s Day
30 January is celebrated as Martyr’s Day every year in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi and the sacrifice of three revolutionaries of India. As, of 30 January, 1948, the ‘Father of Nation’ was assassinated.
30 January – World Leprosy Eradication Day
World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January to focus on the target of zero cases of leprosy-related disabilities in children. As we know that disabilities do not occur overnight but happen after a prolonged period of undiagnosed disease.