Important Days in Month of December

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Important Days in Month of December

1 December World AIDS Day The day is observed across the global every year on 1st December since 1988.

The day provides an opportunity for people across the world to fight against HIV.

The day was first marked in 1988.

1 December Rising Day by BSF Border of Security Force was formed on 1st December 1965, a unified central agency after the Indo-Pak and India-China wars.

BSF has been termed as the First Line of Defence of Indian Territories.

2 December National Pollution Control Day The day is observed as a national pollution control day to commemorate the lives of the people who dies in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984.

The objective of the day is making people aware of pollution control acts and industrial disaster.

The day is observed in the memory of people who lost their lives in the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in 1984 when gas Methyl Isocyanate leaked at night of 2-3 December.

2 December World Computer Literacy Day The day is celebrated every year all over the world to create awareness and drive digital literacy.

The day was originally founded by the Indian Computer company NIIT to mark its 20th Anniversary in 2001 and day was first observed in the year 2001.

2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery The day was celebrated every year on 2nd December since 1986 by the United Nations General Assembly. The focus of the day is on eradicating trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, worst forms of child labour, forced marriages etc.

The day was adopted by United General Assembly under resolution 317(IV) of December 1949.

3 December World Day of the Handicapped The day also known as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities is observed every year worldwide.

The day is observed to support the critical issues which are related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

The day was proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations General assembly in 1992.

4 December Indian Navy Day The day is observed every year on 4th December to celebrate the role and achievements of the naval force to the country.

The day signifying 50th Anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in Indo-Pakistan war that took place in 1971.

In 1971, during Indo-Pak war, December 4 was chosen to launch Operation Trident against Pakistan.

4 December International Day of Banks The day is celebrated to recognise the importance of multilateral and international developments of bank in financing sustainable development.

The day was designated by United nation General assembly in 2019 and celebrated for the first time in 2020.

5 November International Volunteer Day The day also called as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.

The day was first observed and mandated by United Nations General assembly in 1985 under resolution A/RES/40/212 on 17th December 1985.

5 December World Soil Day The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of soil quality for human well being, food security and ecosystem.
7 December International Civil Aviation Day The day is celebrated t recognize the importance of aviation to the social and economic development in the world.
7 December National Armed Forces Flag Day National Armed Forces Day is also known as the National Flag Day of India.

The aim of the day is to collect funds from the people for the betterment of armed forces.

A community was set up on 28th August 1949 under the Defense Minister of India and decided to observe a Flag Day annually on December 7.

8 December SAARC Charter Day The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation Charter Day is observed annually on 8th December to commemorate the adoption of SAARC Charter.

The Charter Act was signed by SAARC Countries Heads or Government of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the First SAARC Summit held in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

9 December International Anti Corruption Day The day is observed to raise public awareness for anti corruption.

The day is observed since the United Nations Convention Against Corruption was passed on 31st October 2003.

9 December Remember the Victims Prevent Genocide The international Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime is observed annually on 9th December.
10 December Human Rights Day The day is celebrated across the world on 10th December.

The day came into existence on 10th December 1948 when the Universal declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the UN.

 Article 1 of Indian constitution states that “ all human beings are born free and equal in dignity an rights according to Right to Equality.

11 December International Mountain Day The day was established by the United Nation General Assembly in 2003 to encourage and aware people about the importance of mountain to life.

United Nations had declared 2002 as the United International year of Mountain.

11 December UNICEF Day The day is observed to aware about Children’s lives by defending and helping them to fulfill their wishes.

UNICEF Day provides assistance for health, education, nutrition, and welfare of children.

12 December International Universal Health Coverage Day The day is observed by United Nation every year on 12th December.

The aim of the day is to raise awareness of the need for strong and resilient health system and universal health coverage.

12 December International Day of Neutrality The United Nations recognised the day each year to raise awareness of the value of neutrality in international relations.

The day was first observed on 12th December 2017.

The day was officially declared by United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/275 which was introduced by Turkmenistan and recognised and adopted in February 2017.

14 December National Energy Conservation Day The day is celebrated in India on 14th December every year.

The occasion has been celebrated since 1991 when the day led by ministry of power.

15 December International Tea Day The day is observed every year on 15th December in countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Vietnam, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Uganda, India, Tanzania and Malawi.

The tea is the second most used drink in the world after water.

China is the largest exporter of tea.

The first day was held in New Delhi, India and Indian government proposed to the Un food and Agriculture Organisation to expand the International Tea Day across the world.

15 December Vijay Diwas/ Victory Day The day is celebrated in India every year to commemorate the service, valour and sacrifices of the gallant men of the Indian Armed Forces victory over Indo-Pak war 1971 and which was lasted for 13 days.
20 December International Human Solidarity Day The day is celebrated every year to celebrate the unity in diversity and raise awareness about importance of solidarity.
20-25 December Good Governance Week in 2021  Union minister Dr. Jitendra Singh has inaugurated the Good Governance Week campaign with aimed at showcasing and replicating the best governance practices.

The day is celebrated as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.

It is being celebrated by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Governance, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions in collaboration with various departments and ministers.

22 December National Mathematics Day India observes this day every year in India since 2012.

The day is celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

He was born on 22nd December 1887 at Erode, Tamil Nadu in Tamil Brahmin Iyengar family.

In 2015, a movie ‘The Man Who Knew Infinity” was based on Srinivasa Ramanjan’s biography’.

23 December Indian National Farmer’s Day/ Kisan Diwas  Kisan Diwas or National Farmer’s Day is celebrated in the India to commemorate the birth anniversary of the fifth Prime Minister of India, Chaudhary Charan Singh from 28th July 1979-14th January 1980. He brought farmer friendly policies and worked for the welfare of the farmers.

In 2001, the Government of India declared the 23rd December as National Farmer’s Day/ Kisan Diwas.

24 December National Consumer’s Day  The day is observed every year on 24th December in India.

In 1986, the Consumer Protection Act 1986 received Presidential assent and thus came into force.

The Act aims to provide consumers with effective safeguards against different types of exploitation such as goods, unfair trade practices and deficiency in services.

World Consumer Right Day is celebrated annually on 15th March worldwide.

The National Consumer Rights Day was observed for the first time in 1986 under Consumer Protection day.

In 2019, The Consumer Protection Act 1986 was revised. And later the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution announced the CPA 2019 bill put to effect on 20th July 2020.

25 December Good Governance Day (India) On this day nation celebrates the birth anniversary of Bharat Ratna and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

On 23rd December 2014, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya were announced to receive Bharat Ratna, the highest civilian award of the nation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced 25th December to be celebrated and observed as the Good Governance Day.  

27 December International Day of Epidemic Preparedness The United Nations and World Health Organisation marked 27th December as International Day of Epidemic Preparedness.

The day was first observed on 27th December 2020.