SPECIAL DAYS - 2017 November

November 1

World vegan day – November 1, 2017
World Vegan Day is commemorated every year on November 1 to raise awareness about the animal rights and promotes the widespread adoption of a vegan lifestyle.
On World Vegan Day, several vegan groups and veganism practitioners will conduct educational drives and the workshops to bring more awareness about the importance of animal rights and the kindness towards the fellow creatures on the earth.
Various activities (setting up stalls, hosting potlucks and planting memorial trees) will be conducted to celebrate the benefits of veganism for the humans and the non-human animals.

November 5

World tsunami awareness day Observed on 5th November 2017
In the year 2015, the General Assembly of the United Nations nominated 5th November as the World Tsunami Awareness Day. The day has been started to spread general awareness on tsunami amongst the people worldwide.
The First World Tsunami Awareness Day was celebrated on 5th November, 2016 in order to commemorate the occasion by organizing events with Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Champions at AMCDRR (Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction).
The World Tsunami Awareness Day concentrates on educating and evacuation drills. World Tsunami Awareness Day raises awareness regarding precautionary measures to be taken against tsunami.

November 6

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict observed on 6th November 2017
The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is observed annually on November 6. The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict was established on November 5, 2001 by the United Nations General Assembly.
The United Nations attaches great importance to ensuring that action on the environment is part of conflict prevention, peacekeeping and peacebuilding strategies - because there can be no durable peace if the natural resources that sustain livelihoods and ecosystems are destroyed.

November 7

National Cancer Awareness Day on November 7 every year
National Cancer Awareness Day will be observed across the country on November 7 every year. There were 2.9 million cases of cancer in the country with 1.1 million new cases being reported annually.
This very special Day of Cancer awareness observed on 7th November is to stress upon the early detection and cure of cancer. National Cancer Control Programme was started in 1975 to make people aware of this deadly disease.

November 8

International day of radiology – November 8, 2017
International Day of Radiology is commemorated on November 8 of every year. The International Day of Radiology or IDOR or Radiology Day is an annual event celebrated to promote the role of medical imaging in modern healthcare.
The Radiology day was celebrated with events in many countries, organised by the national professional societies which represent the radiologists. Radiology is a technique which uses the medical imaging to diagnose and cure the diseases which are seen within the body.
Some of the imaging techniques like computed tomography (CT), X-ray radiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultra sound are used to diagnose and treat diseases. Interventional radiology is the performance of medical procedures with the guidance of imaging technologies. Hence Radiology Day is a perfect day to raise public awareness of radiology and its benefits.

November 9

World Quality Day – 09th (2nd Thursday of November)
World Quality Day takes place every year on the second Thursday of November. The day was designed to increase worldwide awareness of the important contribution that quality makes towards both organisational and national growth, and prosperity.
Theme of World Quality Day 2017: ‘Everyday Leadership'.
Businesses across the world take part in a variety of activities such as business-wide seminars, presentations, quizzes and competitions at their workplace. Events are usually organised by quality professionals based within organisations and are designed to spread the ‘importance of quality’ message to non-quality professionals.

Legal services day observed on 09th November 2017
Legal Services Day is celebrated every year on 9th of November in all the states Authorities. At this day variety of legal literacy camps and functions are organized at many places in the capital city of the country.
The aim of celebrating the Legal Services Day is to offer the free of charge, proficient and legal services to the people of weaker sections of society. It also organizes the Lok Adalats to make safe the legal system operations and encourages the righteousness of people on the equality basis.
The 9th of November is selected as the Legal Services Day which was first started by the Supreme Court in the year 1995 all across the India to offer help and support to the weaker and poor group of sections of people which may be women, disabled persons, Scheduled Tribes, children, Scheduled Castes, human trafficking victims as well as natural calamities victims.

November 10

World Science Day for Peace and Development observed on 10th November 2017
World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10. It also highlights the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.
World Science Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2001 and celebrated for the first time in 2002.
This year's theme is 'Science for Global Understanding'.
The objectives of World Science Day for Peace and Development are, Strengthen public awareness on the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies, Promote national and international solidarity for shared science between countries.

November 11

National Education Day observed on 11th November 2017: India Celebrates Birth Anniversary Of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
National Education Day is an annual observance in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad,the first education minister of independent India, who served from 15 August 1947 until 2 February 1958. National Education Day of India is celebrated on 11 November every year.
The objective of celebrating National Education Day should be to strengthen our educational institutions and to raise the quality of education to greater heights.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has decided to commemorate the birthday of this great son of India by recalling his contribution to the cause of education in India. November 11 every year, from 2008 onwards, will be celebrated as the National Education Day.

November 12

World Pneumonia Day – 12th November 2017
World Pneumonia Day, observed on November 12 each year, aims to highlight the huge toll pneumonia takes on children and adults worldwide. World Pneumonia Day was first observed in 2009.
The objectives of this day are to raise awareness about pneumonia, promote methods to protect against pneumonia, prevent and treat pneumonia and generate action to fight pneumonia.
World Pneumonia Day helps to highlight the severity of pneumonia and encourages more organisations to look at ways of fighting the disease.

Public Service Broadcasting Day to be observed on 12th November 2017
The Public Service Broadcasting Day (PSBD) is observed every year on November 12 to commemorate the first and last visit of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi to the studio of All India Radio, Delhi in 1947.
He addressed the displaced people, who had temporarily settled at Kurukshetra in Haryana after partition. This year, in 2017, a function was organized at the premises of Broadcasting House, All India Radio in New Delhi to mark the occasion.
Artists of All India Radio (AIR) recited favourite bhajans of Gandhiji and students of two Delhi Schools sung couple of songs on National Unity.

November 13

World Kindness Day Observed on 13th November 2017
World Kindness Day is an international observance on 13 November. It was introduced in 1998 by the World Kindness Movement a coalition of nations kindness NGOs.
The purpose of World Kindness Day is to highlight good deeds in the community, focusing on the positive power and the common thread of kindness that binds us.
It is observed in many countries, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Nigeria and United Arab Emirates. In 2009, Singapore observed the day for the first time. Italy and India also observed the day.

November 14

World Diabetes Day – 14th November 2017
On November 14 each year, World Diabetes Day aims to increase an awareness of the effects of diabetes and the complications caused by the disease. The theme of World Diabetes Day 2017 is ‘Women and diabetes – our right to a healthy future’.
World Diabetes Day is held annually to raise awareness of diabetes and its complications and the care that people with this condition need.
The World Diabetes Day campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation and its member associations around the world, including the American Diabetes Association, Diabetes UK, Diabetes Australia, the Canadian Diabetes Association, Diabetes South Africa, Diabetes New Zealand and the Diabetic Association of India.

Children’s day – 14th November 2017
Children’s day (also known as Bal Divas) in India is celebrated every year on 14th of November to increase the awareness of people towards the rights, care and education of children.
14th of November birthday of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, has been set to celebrate as children’s day all over the India. He became the prime minister of India just after the independence of India.
The birthday of Chacha Nehru, a great Indian leader, is celebrated as Children’s Day. He worked great for the well being of children as well as youngsters after the independence of India. He worked so much for the education, progress and welfare of the children of India.

November 16

National Press Day celebrated on 16th November 2017
National Press Day is celebrated on November 16 to commemorate the establishment of the Press Council of India. Formed in 1966, the Press Council keeps a check on the quality of reportage provided by the Indian press.
It also ensures that journalistic objectivity is not compromised due to "influence or threats of any extraneous factors. The National Press Day which is observed as a symbol of a free and responsible press in the country.

World Philosophy Day 2017 – 16th November 2017
World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November. It was first celebrated on 21 November 2002. World Philosophy Day 2017 is celebrated on November 16.
By celebrating World Philosophy Day each year, UNESCO underlines the enduring value of philosophy for the development of human thought, for each culture and for each individual.
UNESCO’s General Conference highlighted the importance of this discipline, especially for young people, underlining that “philosophy is a discipline that encourages critical and independent thought and is capable of working towards a better understanding of the world and promoting tolerance and peace”

International Day for Tolerance observed on 16th November 2017
The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance. It is observed on 16 November.
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
In 1995, to mark the United Nations Year for Tolerance and the 125th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, UNESCO created a prize for the promotion of tolerance and non-violence.

November 17

International Students' Day observed on 17th November 2017
International Students Day is an annual celebration observed on November 17th of each year. Students are the building blocks of any nation. They are the future generations whose knowledge marks the nation’s development.
It is a global celebration Day for the student’s community that celebrates the multiculturalism, mutual assistance, and diversity among the students globally. The International Students Day has been celebrated since 1941.
International Students Day originally commemorates the attack of Nazi German in Czech Universities in which the more than 1,200 students were sent to the concentration camps, and many others were killed. The Day is a symbol of the struggle of the students globally.

November 19

National integration day (Indira gandhi’s birthday) – 19th November 2017
National Integration Day is an annual observance celebrated in India on November 19th of every year. India is known for its unity in diversity. Even after having so many differences in cultures, religions, races, and regions, the country is integrated to be a strong and developed nation.
Integration is the feeling of oneness, unity, and brotherhood among the people irrespective of the differences they possess. National Integration Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of the Indira Gandhi, the first women Prime Minister of India. The Day is celebrated in a way to encourage people to enhance love and unity from across the country.
The celebration Day falls on the birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi who was the first women Prime Minister of India. This date was chosen as it was during the rule of Indira Gandhi, India has been united in several aspects. She has worked hard in many aspects in making the country stronger irrespective of the differences it has.

International Men's Day observed on 19th November 2017
International Men's Day (IMD) is an annual international event celebrated on 19 November. Inaugurated in 1992 on 7 February by Thomas Oaster. The longest running celebration of International Men's Day is Malta, where events have occurred since 7 February 1994.
More importantly, it also focuses on the achievements and contributions that men have made and in particular, their contributions to community, family, marriage, and child care, whilst highlighting the discrimination against them.
The objectives of celebrating an International Men's Day, set out in "The Six Pillars of International Men's Day", include focusing on men's and boys' health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models.

World Toilet Day observed on 19th November 2017
World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations international observance day, celebrated on 19 November, to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis. This is done through public communications, campaigns, reports and events. Worldwide, 4.5 billion people live without "safely managed sanitation.
World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos. World Toilet Day was established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001.
The global sanitation crisis affects people in developing countries the most. World Toilet Day is a call to action. The human right to water and sanitation was officially declared a human right by the UN in 2010.
Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future – all for the want of a toilet.

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) – 19th November 2017
The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR) is commemorated on the third Sunday of November each year (This year on 19th November), to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world’s roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.
Theme for 2017 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims is ‘2020 Target: reduce road fatalities AND serious injuries by 50%’.

November 20

Universal Children’s Day – November 20
Universal Children’s Day was observed all over the world on 20th November 2017. The theme for Universal Children’s Day 2017 is: It’s a #KidsTakeOver.
Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954. It is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
Since 1990, Universal Children’s Day also marks the anniversary of the date that the UN General Assembly adopted both the declaration and the convention on children’s rights.

Africa Industrialization Day – November 20
Africa Industrialization Day was observed in various parts of the world on 20th November 2017.
The theme for 2017 Africa Industrialization Day is: “African Industrial Development: A Pre-Condition for an Effective and Sustainable Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)”.
The purpose of Africa Industrialization Day (AID), marked each year on 20 November, is to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the continent with regard to industrialization.

November 21

World Television Day – November 21
World Television Day was observed all over the world on 21st November 2017.
World Television Day is not so much a celebration, but the philosophy which it represents. Television represents a symbol for communication and globalization in the contemporary world.
In December 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day commemorating the date on which the first World Television Forum was held in 1996.

World Fisheries Day – November 21
World Fisheries Day was celebrated all over the world On 21st November 2017. The theme for World Fisheries Day 2017 is “2022 Ka Hai Sapna …. Kisan Ki Aay Ho Dugna – Sankalp Se Siddhi”.
On 21st November 1997, the working fishermen and women representing World Forum of Fish Harvesters & Fish Workers from 18 countries met at New Delhi and established the World Fisheries Forum (WFF).
To commemorate this occasion, every year 21st November is celebrated all over the world as World Fisheries Day.

November 25

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – November 25
The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women was observed all over the world on 25th November 2017.
The theme for International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2017 is ‘Leave no one behind: end violence against women and girls’.
The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
The objective of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rape, domestic violence and other forms of violence etc.

Communal Harmony Campaign Week from November 19 to 25, 2017
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH) observed the Communal Harmony Campaign and Fund Raising Week On 19 -25th November 2017.
Programmes were organized by different stakeholders including educational institutions, public sector enterprises, Government agencies, NGOs and voluntary organizations, etc. during the Communal Harmony Campaign Week. This is done to promote Communal Harmony and National Integration.
As a part of the Communal Harmony Campaign Week, the Flag Day was celebrated on 24th November 2017. This occasion is also utilized to generate financial support for destitute children affected by communal, caste, ethnic or terrorist violence.

November 26

Indian Constitution Day observed on 26th November
Constitution Day (National Law Day), also known as Samvidhan Divas, is celebrated in India on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of Constitution of India. On 26 November 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India, and it came into effect on 26 January 1950.
The Constitution of India signifies the sovereignty of the people. India's Constitution, a unique document, sustained democracy in India.

India celebrates National Milk Day on November 26
National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26 each year to mark the birth anniversary of Verghese Kurien, who is known as the Father of White Revolution in India.
Kurien is also the founder of the popular dairy brand Amul that is based out of Anand, Gujarat, and this year we celebrate his 96th birth anniversary. To commemorate his contribution, Amul has released a creative topical cartoon with its signature pun.
Known for his billion-litre idea, called the Operation Flood, which was the worl’d largest agricultural daily development programme that made dairy farming in India into the country’s largest self-sustaining industry and the largest rural employment provider.

November 29

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People – 26th November 2017
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is celebrated annually on November 29. In 1977, United Nations General Assembly called for an annual observance of the resolution on the partition of Palestine.
Various cultural events, meetings, statements and publications participate in the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. Use #DayOfSolidarityWithThePalestinianPeople to post on social media.
The UN General Assembly adopted a plan the creation of independent Arab and Jewish states, and Special International Regime for the City of Jerusalem and that the City of Jerusalem should preserve the interests of Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths.

November 30

International computer security day – November 30, 2017
International Computer Security Day comes on November 30 for every year. This day is celebrated to create awareness on computer security issues and uplift people to secure the personal information stored on their computer.
International Computer Security Day was first celebrated in 1988 to make awareness on computer security.
To increase the security of computers and prevent security risks, International Computer Security Day was established.