SPECIAL DAYS - 2017 JANUARY

January 1

January 1 is the World Day of Peace.
1st January is 50th world day of peace.
This is a feast day of the roman catholic church dedicated to universal peace.
The theme for Pope Francis' annual World Day of Peace message for 2017 is: ''Non-Violence: a Style of Politics for Peace''.

January 3

Birth Anniversary of Savitribai Phule.
The country's first woman teacher, Savitribai Phule was also a social worker and a poet. Born on January 3, 1831, in Maharashtra's Naigaon.
2017 marks her 186th birth year.
Many of her poems were against discrimination and spoke about the need to get educated.
She campaigned against untouchability, Sati tradition, child marriage and other social evils most of her life.

January 4

United Nation Recognizes 2017 as Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The United Nations 70th General Assembly has recognized the year 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The declaration by the UN of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development is a unique opportunity to raise awareness among decision-makers and the public about the contribution of sustainable tourism towards development along with mobilizing all stakeholders to work together in making tourism a catalyst for positive change.

World Braille Day.
Every year World Braille Day is observed on 4th January across the world to World Braille Day commemorate the birthday of Louis Braille is credited with inventing the Braille language which helps blind people to read as well as write.
Objective: To raise awareness about issues facing the blind and the importance of continuing to produce works in Braille, providing the blind with access to the same reading and learning opportunities as the sighted.



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