SPECIAL DAYS - 2017 APRIL

April 2

World Autism Awareness Day is observed on 2nd April.
The 10th annual World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly resolution. World Autism Awareness Day", passed in council on November 1, 2007, and adopted on December 18, 2007. It was proposed by the United Nations representative from Qatar, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned, Consort of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, and supported by all member states.
World Autism Day is also one of only four official health-specific UN Days. The day itself brings individual autism organizations together all around the world to aid in things like research, diagnoses, treatment, and overall awareness for those with the disorder
2017 Theme: "Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination".
The national trust, a statutory body functional under Minister of social Justice and Empowerment, has organized a national Conference on Autism in Delhi. Minister of social justice & Empowerment, Mr. Thaawarchand Gehlot will inaugurate the conference.

April 4

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action is being observed on 4th April.
On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.
It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant organizations, to foster the establishment and development of national mine-action capacities in countries where mines and explosive remnants of war constitute a serious threat to the safety, health and lives of the civilian population, or an impediment to social and economic development at the national and local levels.
UNMAS works to save lives, to facilitate deployment of UN missions and the delivery of humanitarian assistance, to protect civilians, to support the voluntary return of the internally displaced and refugees, to enable humanitarian and recovery activities and to advocate for international humanitarian and human rights law.
2017 Theme: Needs driven. People Centred.

April 5

National Maritime Day is being observed on 5th April.
Every year 5th April is being observed as National Maritime Day of India. 2016 was the 53rd edition of National Maritime Day and the theme was ''Ease of doing business in the maritime sector''.
On this day in 1919 navigation history was created when SS Loyalty, the first ship of the Scindia Steam Navigation Company, journeyed to the United Kingdom. It was a crucial step for India shipping history when sea routes were controlled by the British.
The National Maritime Day was first celebrated on 5th April, 1964. India is strategically located in the Indian sub-continent and has about 7516 kilometres of coastline. The long coastline is serviced by a total of 182 ports, 12 of them under a special status as Major Ports. Presently, 90 per cent of India’s international trade in terms of volume and 77 per cent in terms of value is moved by sea.

April 6

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is celebrate the 6th April.
In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, to celebrate the contribution of sports and physical activity to education, human development, healthy lifestyles and a peaceful world. The 4th International Day of Sport for Development and Peace will be celebrated on 6 April 2017.
Creating a historical link to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896, 6 April was declared the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2013, and has been celebrated each year ever since 2014. The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding.

April 7

World Health Day is celebrate on April 7th.
The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7th April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as other related organisations.
In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7th April of each year, with effect from 1950, as the World Health Day.
World Health Day 2017, celebrated on 7th April, aims to mobilize action on depression. This condition affects people of all ages, from all walks of life, in all countries. It impacts on people's ability to carry out everyday tasks, with consequences for families, friends, and even communities, workplaces, and health care systems. At worst, depression can lead to self-inflicted injury and suicide. A better understanding of depression – which can be prevented and treated – will help reduce the stigma associated with the illness, and lead to more people seeking help.
Theme of the 2017 Depression: Let's Talk.

April 10

World Homoeopathy Day is celebrated on 10th April.
Every year 10th April is celebrated all over the world as 'World Homeopathy Day' as a tribute to Hahnemann. Medical doctors and patients of over 42 countries are joining together on 10th April for celebrations. The week following the birth date of Hahnemann i.e. 10th April is celebrated as World Homeopathy Awareness Week.
Homoeopathy as the world literally means is 'Homo' means similar, 'eo' means symptoms of the patient and 'pathy' means suffering originally a German word and coined by none other than the father of homoeopathic medicine, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann whose birth anniversary happens to be on April 10.
Theme: Enhancing Quality of Research in Homoeopathy.

Manipur Government to hold PEOPLE'S DAY on 15th of Every Month.
The new BJP-led government in Manipur has decided to hold People's Day on the 15th of every month. The announcement was made by the state's Chief Minister N Biren Singh during a function held at Khwairamband Bazar in Imphal.
The CM in his address announced that the move will enable the common public of the state to get easy access to the state's top elected leaders including himself and other ministers, Commissioners, Secretaries, Deputy Commissioners and Seoerintendents of Police. Through the establishment of the day, the public would be able to give suggestions and lodge complaints on public grievances on the 15th of every month. Formal official order confirming the same will be issued in the coming days.

April 11

National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on April 11th.
National Safe Motherhood Day is observed on April 11th every year. It is an initiative of the White Ribbon Alliance India to ensure that women should get adequate care during pregnancy and childbirth and should be given proper postnatal care.
In 2003, WRAI formed an alliance of 1800 organizations to advocate safe motherhood and April 11 was declared as National Safe Motherhood Day. April 11 is also the birth anniversary of Kasturba Gandhi.
The goal of the WRAI is to educate women and help them realize their rights to be safe and healthy before, during and after childbirth.
It helps in protecting the lives of women and newborns by working towards improved maternal health facilities, better policies of maternal care, more use of technology and training and inspiring actions at various levels.

April 12

International Day of Human Space Flight, 12 April.
In 2011, the General Assembly, recognising the 50th anniversary of the first ever human spaceflight, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight.
The resolution, A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, called it a day "to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes''.
It was on 12 April 1961 that Yuri Gagarin, a Soviet citizen, carried out the first human space flight, an historic event paving the way for space exploration for the benefit of all humanity.

April 14

126th birth anniversary of Dr. BR Ambedkar observed.
Nation remembers Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, chief architect of Indian constitution, on his 126th birth anniversary. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tributes at Babasaheb's Statue in the Parliament House Complex this morning.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar, chief architect of the Constitution of India, was born on 14th April 1891 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh, which is now known as Dr. Ambedkar Nagar. He was also the first law minister of India.
Prime Minister Modi will launch several crucial initiatives to further the digital payments revolution in India on the occasion of Ambedkar Jayanti in Nagpur. These projects include, the launch of BHIM Aadhaar platform for merchants, cash back and referral bonus schemes for BHIM and declaring about 75 townships going less-cash.


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