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DAYS AND EVENTS - October 2021

Oct 2021

Apr 12, 2024

International Day of Human Space Flight 2024

  • The International Day of Human Space Flight is commemorated every year on April 12 to mark the beginning of the space era for mankind. The United Nations General Assembly, on April 7, 2011, passed a resolution to establish the International Day of Human Space Flight on a particular day every year.
  • The primary reason behind choosing April 12 as the date is rooted in the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's achievement to orbit Earth aboard the Vostok 1 spacecraft on this day. This achievement by Gagarin paved the path for space exploration for the benefit of humanity.

Apr 11, 2024

World Parkinson's Day

  • World Parkinson's Day is observed on April 11 every year to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease. The day is also dedicated to honouring the life of Dr. James Parkinson, who is credited with discovering the first case of the neurodegenerative disorder in 1817. World Parkinson's Day is observed to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease, a neurodegenerative disorder that causes tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, and other movement-related symptoms. The day is also dedicated to promoting research for new treatments and cures for Parkinson's disease.
  • The history of World Parkinson's Day dates back to 1997 when the European Association for Parkinson's Disease (now known as Parkinson's Europe) first proposed that April 11 be designated as World Parkinson's Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) also co-sponsored the initiative.

National Safe Motherhood Day (NSMD)

  • National Safe Motherhood Day, observed annually on April 11, is a crucial occasion to highlight the importance of maternal health and well-being. This day serves as a powerful reminder of the need to prioritize the care and support for mothers, ensuring a safe and healthy journey through pregnancy and childbirth.
  • In 1991, the White Ribbon Alliance India (WRAI), a network of non-governmental organizations, actively campaigned for a national day to raise awareness and advocate for better maternal healthcare. Finally, in 2003, the Indian government officially recognized April 11 as National Safe Motherhood Day, coinciding with the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi, a champion of women's empowerment.
  • The theme for National Safe Motherhood Day 2024 is 'Equity in Maternal Healthcare: Leaving No Mother Behind'.

Apr 10, 2024

World Homoeopathy Day (WHD)

  • World Homoeopathy Day is observed on April 10 every year. This day is dedicated to the homeopathic system, which believes that the power of tiny homeopathic substances can cure the symptoms of a condition.
  • The founder of modern homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was born in 1755. Hahnemann was a German physician and chemist who believed that the homeopathic system could provide a better and more effective way to treat disease. He Hahnemann's research was focused on the use of homeopathic remedies in the treatment of malaria, smallpox, and other conditions. He found that by taking small doses of homeopathic substances, he could cure the symptoms of malaria without the use of conventional medicine.
  • The theme for World Homeopathy Day 2024 is 'Homeoparivar: One Health, One Family'.

Apr 09, 2024

Gudi Padwa 2024

  • Gudi Padwa, significant to Maharashtrian and Konkani Hindus in Maharashtra and Goa, was celebrated on April 9, 2024, marking the Marathi New Year with various rituals and religious fervor. This day is celebrated on the first day of Chaitra Month, which marks the starting of Marathi New Year 
  • Gudi is considered as a symbol of victory over evil.

Apr 08, 2024

International Pageant Day

  • International Pageant Day has been celebrated on April 8 every year since 2018. It recognises the dedication of all the women around the world who compete in pageants. It's also a day to encourage young women to consider joining pageants for their numerous benefits.
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