International Day of Older Persons: It is a special day for senior citizens all across the globe. On December 14, 1990, the UN General Assembly declared October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons. The UN observed the International Day of Older Persons was for the first time on October 1, 1991. Annual celebrations recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. This day provides an opportunity to acknowledge the assistance, wisdom, dignity, and requirements of our senior citizens and to rededicate our endeavours to ensure their well-being.
Gandhi Jayanti: It is declared as a national holiday in India which marks the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born on October 2, 1869. He is famously known as Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma means “Great Soul”. He is renowned in India as the “Father of the Nation“. Gandhi Jayanti marks a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi, a great leader of the Indian Independence Movement. He launched the famous “Quit India Movement” to drive the British out of our country. Mahatma Gandhi followed the principles of Non-violence and peace throughout his life. This day is also observed as International Day on Non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi was simple, but a determined person. He had a mass following. On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, we all thank this great saint for securing freedom for our country.
World Teachers’Teachers’ Day: It is held annually on October 5 since 1994, World Teachers’Teachers’ Day (WTD) commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers. This Recommendation sets forward the rights and responsibilities of teachers and models for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.
To Complement the 1966 Recommendation, the UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to cover teaching and research personnel in higher education.
World Post Day: is celebrated each year on October 9. The 1969 Universal Postal Congress initially created the event in Tokyo as a means of marking the anniversary of the Universal Postal Union’s creation in 1874. Today, the primary purpose of World Post Day is to raise awareness of the Post’sPost’s role in the everyday lives of people and businesses, as well as its contribution to global social and economic development. The UPU’s member countries are encouraged to organize their national activities to celebrate the event: everything from introducing or promoting new postal products and services, to holding open days at post offices, sorting centers, or postal museums. It is essential to continually remind ourselves of the role that Posts play in our societies today because some key trends are turning our world upside down.
World Mental Health Day: World Mental Health (WMH) Day was first celebrated in 1992. This day raises awareness of how common mental health issues are, fight against stigma, and campaign for better conditions and treatment for people who have a mental health problem. The number of people and organizations involved in celebrating WMH Day has grown and grown, and now many countries, such as Australia, actually have a Mental Health Week, which includes WMH Day on October 10. Each year there is a different theme.
International Day of Girl Child: In 2012, the United Nations declared October 11 as the annual International Day of the Girl (IDG). This day promotes girls’ human rights and tackles gender inequality, discrimination, and the abuse suffered by girls across the globe.
WAGGGS has been part of IDG from the inception, choosing a theme, and providing tools to support Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to celebrate IDG, raise awareness about concerns affecting girls. And increase the profile of the work our Movement does to empower girls in 146 countries around the world.
World Food Day: FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on October 16 to memorialize the establishing of the Organization in 1945. Events are planned in over 130 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the UN calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to achieve Zero Hunger, ensuring food security and nutritious diets for all. World Food Day is a chance to call for a more significant commitment to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2, and a day to highlight FAO’s role in leading global efforts to achieve Zero Hunger since the Organization first came into existence in 1945.
United Nations Day: It is the birthday of the Organization celebrated on October 24. Observing United Nations Day grants an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment to the ideals of the United Nations. In every corner of the world, the United Nations is a living testament of hope. It lives in the hearts and minds of every citizen to end violence and promote tolerance; advance the development and ensure equality; protect human rights, and alleviate poverty.
National Unity Day: National Unity Day is celebrated every year on October 31 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is also known as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. It was observed for the first time in 2014 to pay tribute to the ”Ironman of India” by remembering his extraordinary works for the country. Several events are organized on this day like ”Run For Unity”-a nation-wide marathon to increase awareness about the contribution of Sardar Patel to national integrity, the National Unity pledge, etc. In 2018, the Government of India unveiled the ”Statue of Unity” in Gujarat in the honor of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It is the tallest statue in the world.
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