Important National and International Days in January 2023

Important National and International Days in January 2023

“Important days of the months” is the topic which becomes the part of each and every competitive exam. One or two questions is definitely asked from Important Days in every exam whether it is Bank, SSC or Railway. In this article we are providing you with a List of Important Days in January 2023. This “Important Days in January 2023” article will be helpful for all the SSC, Railways and Bank candidates.

Dates Day Importance
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 World Braille Day is annually celebrated on January 4, to honor the birth of Braille inventor, Louis Braille.
6 January World Day of War Orphans Every year on January 6th, World Day of War Orphans is observed to raise awareness of the situation of war orphans and to alleviate the horrific conditions in which they find themselves.
8 January African National Congress Foundation Day John Langalibalele Dube established the South African Native National Congress (SANNC) on January 8th, 1912 in Bloemfontein. The main motivation behind this was to grant black and mixed-race Africans the right to vote or to bring African people together and lead the fight for significant political, social, and economic change.
9 January NRI (Non-Resident Indian) Day or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Every year on 9January, the NRI or Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated to honour the contribution of the Indian population living abroad to the growth of India. This day also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January, 1915.
9 January Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti (also spelled Govind Singh) is a Sikh festival that commemorates the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, the tenth Guru of the Sikhs. He was the ninth Guru Tegh Bahadur’s son.
10 January World Hindi Day World Hindi Day is celebrated on January 10 every year, marking the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was held in 1975 by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
11 January Death anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri He served as India’s second prime minister after independence. He popularised the slogan ‘Jai Jawan Jai Kisan’ He actively took part in India’s war for independence. Due to cardiac arrest, he died on 11 January, 1966.
11 January National Human Trafficking Awareness Day It is observed on 11th January to raise awareness about the ongoing problem of human trafficking.
12 January National Youth Day The birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda also called Swami Vivekananda Jayanti is celebrated every year on 12 January. The philosophy of Swamiji and the principles for which he lived and worked may serve as a significant source of inspiration for Indian youth, thus the government chose to observe it as National Youth Day. He had given a speech at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Chicago and glorified India’s name.
15 January Indian Army Day Indian Army Day is celebrated annually on January 15 in honour of the day in 1949 when field marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa succeeded General Sir Francis Butcher as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.
23 January Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti On January 23, 1897, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose was born in Cuttack, Orissa. He was one of the most prominent Indian freedom fighters. His army was known as Indian National Army (INA) or Azad Hind Fauj. During World War II, he also served as the commander of an overseas Indian national force fighting the Western forces.
24 January International Day of Education The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.
24 January National Girl Child Day On 24 January every year, National Girl Child Day 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 Voters Day National Voter’s Day, also known as Rashtriya Matdata Diwas, is observed annually on 25 January to encourage young people to participate in political process. This day was initially observed in 2011 to mark the foundation of Election Commission.
25 January National Tourism Day Every year on 25 January National Tourism Day is celebrated in India to increase public awareness of the value of tourism and the contribution it makes to the country’s economy.
26 January Republic Day The Government of India Act of 1935 was repealed by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and the Constitution became the ultimate law of the land. On January 26, 1950, a democratic form of government was implemented. This day marks the largest parade that took place at Rajpath, Delhi every year.
26 January International Customs Day The Custom Organization observes International Customs Day (ICD) on 26 January each year to recognise the contribution of customs agents and officials to maintain border security. It also focuses on the difficulties and working circumstances customs officials confront on the job.
28 January Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai On January 28, 1865, Lala Lajpat Rai was born in Punjab. He was a well-known nationalist figure who was crucial to the independence movement in India. He also earned the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘the Lion of the Punjab’. He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. He died on 17 November, 1928, due to serious injuries.
30 January Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas Every year on January 30th, Martyrs Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed in honour of Mahatma Gandhi and the lives lost by three Indian revolutionaries. As the “Father of Nation” was killed on January 30, 1948. And on March 23, the British hanged three national heroes—Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru, and Sukhdev Thapar—to death.
Last Sunday of January World Leprosy 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.


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