SPECIAL DAYS - 2018 SEPTEMBER

September 2

World coconut day was celebrated all over the world on 2nd September.
World Coconut Day is celebrated every year on 2nd September. It was established in 2009 to commemorate the formation day of Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC).
On 2nd September, Coconut Development Board celebrated the World Coconut Day 2018 along with the Department of Horticulture, Government of Chhattisgarh with the theme ‘Coconut for Good Health, Wealth & Wellness’.
This day highlights the importance and uses of coconuts. In India, World Coconut Day is celebrated with the guidance of Coconut Development Board in several coconut growing states.

September 5

International Day of Charity was celebrated on 5th September all over the world.
In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly declared 5th September as International Day of Charity to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, the renowned nun and missionary.
This day is observed to motivate and mobilize people, NGOs, and stakeholders throughout the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.
Mother Teresa was born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in 1910. In 1928 she came to India and served the poor and orphaned people.
In 1948 she became an Indian citizen. In 1950, she founded the order of Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata. In 1979, she received the Nobel Peace Prize. She passed away on 5th September 1997.

National Teacher’s Day was celebrated on 5th September all over India.
National Teacher’s Day is celebrated on September 5thn every year in India to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice-President, and the second President of independent India.
Dr S Radhakrishnan was an exemplary scholar in the field of comparative religion and philosophy. He had served as professor of Philosophy in several universities.
Celebration of National Teacher’s Day in India started in 1962. This day is celebrated to honour the efforts of teachers all over India.

September 8

52nd World Literacy Day celebrated on September 8.
International Literacy day is celebrated on September 8. It was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 at 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967.
International Literacy Day theme is “literacy and skill development.” It highlights the importance of literacy or the ability to read and write for individuals, communities and societies.

September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed all over the world on 10th September.
World Suicide Prevention Day is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO (World Health Organisation) is co-sponsor of the day.
Theme for World Suicide Prevention Day 2018: ‘Working Together to Prevent Suicide.’ This day aims to create awareness that suicide can be prevented throughout the world.

September 12

International Day for South-South Cooperation was observed all over the world on 12 September.
International Day for South-South Cooperation celebrates the economic, social and political developments made by regions and countries in the south.
United Nations General Assembly declared 12 September as International Day for South South Cooperation. This date commemorates the adoption of “Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries (BAPA)” by 38 Member States, in 1978.
International Day for South-South Cooperation 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the adoption of Buenos Aires Plan of Action.

September 14

Hindi Diwas was celebrated on 14th September across India.
On 14th September 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi written in Devanagari as the official language of India.
An event was held on the occasion of Hindi Diwas in New Delhi, in which Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu presented Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar 2017-18 to chiefs of various departments, Ministries and offices for their remarkable performances in promoting Hindi.

September 15

Engineers Day observed on September 15 in India.
51st Engineers Day was celebrated in India on 15th September.
Engineers Day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of the greatest Indian engineer Bharat Ratna Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya who was born on 15 September 1861.
He was the chief engineer for the construction of the Krishna Raja Sagar dam on Kaveri River in Mysuru that was the biggest reservoir in Asia at that time. He was also the chief engineer of the flood protection system for Hyderabad.

Indian Coast Guard on September 15th observes International Coastal Cleanup-2018 day.
The Indian Coast Guard observed International Coastal Cleanup-2018 day in Mumbai on 15th September.
The International Coastal Clean-up day is observed in various parts of the world on 3rd Saturday of September every year. It is organized under the guidance of United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and South Asia Co-operative Environment Program in the South Asian Region.
Indian Coast Guard has been observing this practice since 2006. Nearly, 5000 kg of garbage was collected and handed to BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) for disposal.

International Day of Democracy was celebrated all over the world on 15th September.
In 2007, the United Nations General Assembly, declared 15 September as the International Day of Democracy to promote the principles of democracy.
Theme for International Day of Democracy 2018: Democracy under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World.
This day provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world and to highlight the values of freedom and respect for human rights as essential elements of democracy.

September 16

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed on 16th September throughout the world.
In 1994, United Nations General Assembly declared 16 September as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, which marks the date of the signing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987.
Theme for International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2018 is ‘Keep Cool and Carry On: The Montreal Protocol’. This day aims to create awareness on issues related to climate change and ozone depletion.

September 21

International Day of Peace: September 21
International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
2018 Theme: “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70

World Alzheimer’s Day: September 21
Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.
At current rates, experts believe the numbers of Americans living with Alzheimer’s will quadruple to as many as 16 million by the year 2050.

September 22

World Rose Day 2018: September 22
The rose is a symbol of love, care and concern. On September 22 every year, Rose Day is observed, for all the people all over the world who are battling cancer. It is observed in the memory of 12-year-old Melinda Rose from Canada, who was diagnosed with Askin’s Tumour, which is a rare form of blood cancer.

The Assam government will be observing Rhino Day as: September 22
The Assam government will be observing September 22 as Rhino Day to generate public awareness on protection of the one-horned pachyderm. A day exclusively dedicated to the approximately 2,500 rhino population in the state would be a tribute to the rhinoceros, which are the "Pride of Assam".

September 23

International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL): September 23
We are pleased to announce that following the declaration by the United Nations (UN), International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) will be celebrated annually on the 23rd September as part of the International Week of the Deaf (IWDeaf).
Theme: “With Sign Language, Everyone is Included!” observes the following collective goals of the IDSL and IWDeaf.

September 24

U.N. declared 2019-2028 as the “Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace”.
The UN is declaring 2019-'28 as the 'Nelson Mandela Decade of Peace', and a declaration being adopted at summit identifies the personal qualities that made him a transcendent humanitarian.
Nelson Mandela's South African journey from anti-apartheid leader to prisoner to president to global statesman - the "Long Walk to Freedom" of his autobiography title - is one of the 20th century's great stories of struggle, sacrifice and reconciliation. Now the United Nations is seeking to harness its soaring symbolism.

September 25

Antyodaya Divas to be organised across country
Antyodaya Divas will be organised across the country as part of fortnight Swachhata Hi Sewa movement.
25th September is observed as Antyodaya Diwas every year to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya.

September 26

World Contraception Day 2018: “Theme and objective of the day dedicated to population control”.
Every year, September 26 is observed as World Contraception Day and the motto of this year is to create awareness about several methods of contraception available around the world. It is essential, especially in a densely populated country like India where the topic of sex and contraception are taboo.
India holds the second largest population in the world after China, hence, creating awareness about contraception is an absolute need of the hour.

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
September 26 is United Nations International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (Nuclear Abolition Day).
It was established to enhance ‘public awareness and education about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination, in order to mobilize international efforts towards achieving the common goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

September 27

World Tourism Day
Over the past six decades, tourism has experienced continued expansion and diversification, and it has become one of the fastest growing and most important economic sectors in the world, benefiting destinations and communities worldwide. International tourist arrivals worldwide have grown from 25 million in 1950 to nearly 1.3 billion today Similarly, international tourism revenues earned by destinations around the world have grown from 2 billion US dollars in 1950 to 1260 trillion in 2015. The sector represents an estimated 10% of the world’s GDP and 1 in 10 jobs globally.
“Tourism and the Digital Transformation” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day (WTD).

World Maritime Day
In 2018, IMO celebrates 70 years since the Convention establishing the Organization was adopted.
The World Maritime Day theme for the year is "IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better Shipping for a Better Future".
This provides the opportunity to take stock and look back, but also to look forward, addressing current and future challenges for maritime transport to maintain a continued and strengthened contribution towards sustainable growth for all.

September 28

World Rabies Day
It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.
28 September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
The World Rabies Day 2018 theme is Rabies: Share the message. Save a life.

September 29

World Heart Day
World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is the World Heart Federation‘s and the world’s biggest platform for raising awareness about cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke.

September 30

International Translation Day
International Translation Day is meant as an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of language professionals, which plays an important role in bringing nations together, facilitating dialogue, understanding and cooperation, contributing to development and strengthening world peace and security.
Translation: promoting cultural heritage in changing times.


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