SPECIAL DAYS - 2019 JANUARY

January 1

Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) day celebrated on January 1 in all over India
The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) celebrated its establishment day, throughout its laboratories and facilities in the country.
The DRDO has made the country self-reliant in areas of missiles, radars, sonar’s and torpedoes and many other systems.
On the occasion the DRDO Chairman Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy announced that the indigenously developed fighter aircraft Light Combat AircraftTejas and Airborne Early Warning and Control System are now on final induction after going through all the test.
About Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO):
Headquarters: New Delhi
Chairman: Dr. G. Satheesh Reddy
Parent Agency: Ministry of Defence
Motto: 'Strength’s Origin is in Science'

52nd World Peace Day is observed on January 1
This is a feast day of the Roman Catholic Church dedicated to universal peace. This day was first observed on 1 January 1968.
Theme of World Day of Peace 2019: ''Good Politics is at the Service of Peace''
Important Note: Don't be confused between World Day of Peace and International Day of Peace. Both are different.
The International Day of Peace is observed annually on 21st September

January 4

World Braille Day was celebrated on 4th January
The event was organized to celebrate the birth anniversary of Louis Braille and his contribution for visually impaired persons.
To raise awareness of the importance of Braille for approximately 1.3 billion people living with some form of distance or near vision impairment, the United Nations is observing the first official World Braille Day.

January 6

The World Day of War Orphans observed on 6th January every year.
It was initiated by the French organisation, SOS Enfants en Detresses.
Held on 6th January each year, this special day enables the International Community to recognize the plight of a particularly vulnerable group.
The usual definition of an orphan is a child who has no surviving parent to care for him or her, having lost both parents, either as a result of bereavement or by being abandoned.
It is estimated, for instance, that World War II created millions of orphans I Europe, with 300,000 orphans in Poland and 200,000 in Yugoslavia alone.


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