Important dates to remember for month of January are as follows:

  1. January 4
    • Remembered for – World Braille Day
    • History – Birth Anniversary of Louis Braille (4 January, 1809)
    • Reason – It is for acknowledgement of efforts of Louis Braille to for inventing Braille Language which helps blind people to read and write.
    • Who Celebrates? – Globally celebrated
  2. January 9
    • Remembered for – Pravasi Bhartiya Divas/NRI Day
    • History – Mahatma Gandhi returned India (Bombay) from South Africa on 9 January, 1915
    • Reason – To acknowledge the contribution of overseas Indian Community for the development of India.
    • Who celebrates? – India
  3. January 10
    • Remembered for – World Hindi Day
    • History – On 14 September, 1949, Indian Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the official language of the Union
    • Reason – To acknowledge the contribution of overseas Indian Community for the development of India.
    • Who celebrates? – India
  4. January 12
    • Remembered for – National Youth Day
    • History – Swami Vivekananda was a Hindu Saint who represented India in World Conference of all Religions. He gave ideas of modern India and helped people come out of Orthodoxy behavior to develop a stronger nation.
    • Reason – Birthday of Swami Vivekananda
    • Who Celebrates? – India
  5. January 15
    • Remembered for – Indian Army Day
    • History – K. M. Cariappa took over from last British Commander-in-Chief of India General Sir Francis Butcher.
    • Reason – Lieutenant General K. M. Cariappa became first Commander-in-Chief of India on 16 January, 1949.
    • Who Celebrates? – India
  6. January 24
    • Remembered for – National Girl Child Day/Balika Divas
    • History –
    • Reason – This is to spread awareness for birth of Girl child and remove gender based inequalities prevalent in Indian Society.
    • Who Celebrates? – India
  7. January 25
    • Remembered for – National Voters’ Day
    • History –
    • Reason – For improving youth’s participation in electoral process.
    • Who Celebrates? – India
  8. January 25
    • Remembered for – National Tourism Day
    • History –
    • Reason – For showing importance of Tourism in improving country’s economy.
    • Who Celebrates? – India
  9. January 26
    • Remembered for – Republic Day
    • History – Constitution of India came into effect on 26th January, 1960
    • Reason – To honour Constitution of India.
    • Who Celebrates? – Indian Government
  10. January 26
    • Remembered for – International Customs Day
    • History –
    • Reason – For acknowledging importance of Custom officials and Agencies in maintaining Border Security.
    • Who Celebrates? – World Customs Organizations
  11. January 27
    • Remembered for – International Day of Commemoration in the Memory of Victims of Holocaust
    • History – Liberation of Victims happened on 27th January, 1946.
    • Reason – For commemoration of incident when victims of Nazi Concentration & Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland were liberated by Soviet Army troops.
    • Who Celebrates? – United Nations (UN)
  12. January 28
    • Remembered for – Data Privacy Day
    • History – The day was started by the Council of Europe which was first held in 2007 as the European Data Protection Day. The US Senate also recognized Data Privacy Day in 2010 and in 2011.
    • Reason – For spreading awareness and also to promote privacy and data protection best practices.
    • Who Celebrates? – Globally celebrated
  13. January 30
    • Remembered for – Martyr’s Day
    • History – This day is the death Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
    • Reason – For paying respect to people who fought till their death in defending Sovereignty of Nation.
    • Who Celebrates? – India
  14. January 30 (30th or its nearest Sunday / Last Sunday of January)
    • Remembered for – World Leprosy Day
    • History – Leprosy (also called Hansen’s Disease) day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy.
    • Reason – For spreading public awareness of Leprosy disease.
    • Who Celebrates? – Non Government Organizations (NGOs)

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