SPECIAL DAYS - 2018 FEBRUARY

February 1

Indian Coast Guard Day – 01st February 2018
On 1st February 2018, the Indian Coast Guard celebrated its 41st anniversary of dedicated and distinguished service to the Nation.
This day is an opportune moment to reaffirm their resolute commitment and selfless service for safeguarding maritime interests of our Nation.
The Indian Coast Guard over these forty one years has matured into a lean, professional and energetic force standing tall as the fourth largest Coast Guard of the world persistent in its commitment to serve the nation and its countrymen.
The Organization has always been a sentinel of selfless service and security at sea and is recognized by the nation and the international maritime fraternity.

February 2

World Wetlands Day – 2nd February 2018
World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.
The international theme for World Wetlands Day 2018 is 'Wetlands for a sustainable urban future'. This theme will be reflected in the February 2018 edition of Wetlands Australia.
World Wetlands Day was first celebrated in 1997. Urban wetlands make cities liveable in many important ways. They reduce flooding, replenish drinking water, filter waste, provide urban green spaces, and are a source of livelihoods.

February 4

World Cancer Day – 04th February 2018
World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008.
The theme for World Cancer Day for 2016-2018 periods is: ‘We Can. I can.’ On the World Cancer Day people are expected to contribute towards reducing the impact of cancer worldwide.
The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.


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