SPECIAL DAYS - 2017 September

September 1

National Nutrition Week to be observed from 1st to 7th September
The National Nutrition Week will be observed throughout the country from 1st to 7th September. The theme of the National Nutrition Week for 2017 is "Optimal Infant & Young Child Feeding Practices: Better Child Health".
The basic objective of this annual event is to intensify awareness generation on the importance of nutrition for health which has an impact on development, productivity, economic growth and ultimately National development.
The Food and Nutrition Board of Ministry of Women & Child Development, through its 43 Community Food and Nutrition Extension Units (CFNEUs) located in 30 States/UTs, will coordinate with concerned Department of the State/UT Governments, National Institutions, NGOs and organize State/UT Level Workshops, Orientation Training of Fields Functionaries, Awareness Generation Camps, Community meetings during the week on the specified theme.

September 2

World coconut day – September 2, 2017
World Coconut Day comes on September 21 of every year. Coconut Development Board (CDB) will distribute its National Awards in various categories on the season of World Coconut Day celebration at Bhubaneswar, India.
All coconut planting countries in the Asia and Pacific region celebrate World Coconut Day every year. This is an occasion to interpret policies and express the plan of action in this sector. ‘Coconut, the tree of life Sustains family well being,’ is the theme by Asian and Pacific Coconut Community for the World Coconut day.

September 5

Happy Teachers' Day – 5th September
Each year, Teacher's Day is celebrated on the 5th of September in India. Teacher's Day is marked in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, who was born on September 5, 1888.
Dr Radhakrishnan was India's first vice president and second president. It was in 1962 when Dr Radhakrishnan became the President of India that his birthday came to be observed as Teachers' Day.
On Teacher's Day, students across the nation honour the teachers and gurus in their lives. Often, special programmes are held in schools and colleges honouring educators and the important - and often, thankless - work they do daily.

International Day of Charity observed on 5th September
The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
The prime purpose of the International Day of Charity is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.
International Day of Charity events and fund raisers have begun to take place around the world, ranging from restaurants donating profits from sales of the day.

September 8

International Literacy Day celebrated on 8th September
September 8th was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO in 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.
The theme of this year's International Literacy Day is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’.
The National level function to celebrate 51st International Literacy Day was organised by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in New Delhi.
Honorable Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu was the Chief Guest on this occasion. The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu also presented the Saakshar Bharat Awards – 2017 to the winners at state, district and panchayat level.

September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day observed on 10th September
World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) is an awareness day observed on 10th September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world since 2003.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Federation for Mental Health, to host World Suicide Prevention Day.
The theme of the 2017 World Suicide Prevention Day: 'Take a minute, change a life'.

September 12

International Day for South-South Cooperation observed on 12th September
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12. Originally observed on December 19, the date for the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation was moved to September 12 in 2011.
The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation aims to raise people's awareness of the UN's efforts to work on technical cooperation among developing countries. It also celebrates the economic, social and political developments made in recent years by regions and countries in the south.
It is a time for individuals and organizations to agree on the importance of South-South cooperation, in complementing North-South cooperation, to support low-income countries in achieving development goals.

September 14

Hindi Diwas in – September 14th, 2017
September 14th is celebrated as Hindi day. Hindi, which is the official (not national) language of India was given this status on September 14, 1949. This resolution was adopted under the Constitution of India in 1950.
Hindi Diwas or Hindi Divas is created to promote and develop the Hindi language in the Indian Country. Hindi Diwas is celebrated by organising the feasts, events, competitions and other services on that day.
Hindi Divas will also serve as a patriotic reminder to Indian peoples of their common roots and unity. The Hindi language is considered to be the mother language of India, and it is the most widely spoken language in India.

September 15

September 15, 2017 - India’s Engineer's Day in India 2017
Engineers’ Day is celebrated on September 15 every year in India commemorating the birthday of one of the greatest engineers in India so far and a great human being Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvarayya, popularly known as Sir MV.
Engineering is a vast field with different specialization such as electrical, technical, computer, mechanical, etc and thus different departments call for celebration in different style.
The theme of Engineers Day in India 2017 is “Role of Engineers in a Developing India”.

International Day of Democracy observed on 15th Septemer
In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy - with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy - and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.
2017 Theme: Democracy and Conflict prevention
This year's theme of democracy and conflict prevention focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
The values of freedom, respect for human rights and the principle of holding periodic and genuine elections by universal suffrage are essential elements of democracy.

September 16

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed on , 16 September
September 16th was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000.
The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.
The theme of this year is “Caring for all life under Sun”.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Ozone Secretariat will launch a communication campaign ahead of World Ozone Day to be marked on 16 September 2017.

International coastal cleanup day: September 16th, 2017
Coastal cleanup day is conducted on 16th September 2017. Every year thousands of tons of garbage winds up in the ocean, causing 80% of water pollution among which 60% of that being composed of plastic material.
Coastal Cleanup Day was introduced by the Ocean Conservancy, an organization that work to help protect the ocean from the challenges it faces every year.
Empowering people to take an active role in the preservation and cleaning up of the ocean are important parts of helping conservation of the ocean. By spreading tips and techniques to help reduce trash they help people everywhere aid the cleanup of our oceans.

September 21

International Day of Peace observed on 21st September
The International Day of Peace, unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.
The theme for 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes and those leaving in search of a better life.
This year, the International Day of Peace focuses on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants.

September 24

World Rivers Day observed on September 24th (last Sunday in September)
World Rivers Day takes place on September 24, 2017. World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September.
World Rivers Day is a celebration of the world’s waterways. It highlights the many values of our rivers, strives to increase public awareness, and encourages the improved stewardship of all rivers around the world.
The theme of this year’s World Rivers Day is “Encroachment-pollution free rivers: Save Life and Nature.”

September 26

Government celebrates ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade’ on Antyodaya Diwas
On 24th September 2017, Ministry of Rural Development conducted an event named ‘Bharat ke Kaushalzaade’, to honour beneficiaries of its skill development programmes, at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
Bharat ke Kaushalzaade:
The event was conducted on 24th September 2017, which is observed as ‘Antyodaya Diwas’. Beneficiaries of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Rural Self Employment Training Institutes (RSETI) were honoured.
Under DDU-GKY scheme 5.05 lakh rural candidates have been given skill development.
Under RSETI scheme 14.09 lakh candidates have been given skill development. A new scheme named ‘Kaushal Panjee’ (Skill Register) was launched at the event.

September 27

World Tourism Day observed on 27th September
World Tourism Day is commemorated each year on 27 September. Its purpose is to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
The event seeks to address global challenges outlined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
The theme for World Tourism Day 2017 is ‘Sustainable Tourism – a Tool for Development’.

September 28

World Rabies Day observed on 28th September
28th September is World Rabies Day. It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.
28th September also marks the anniversary of Louis Pasteur's death, the French chemist and microbiologist, who developed the first rabies vaccine.
World Rabies Day aims to raise awareness about the impact of rabies on humans and animals, provide information and advice on how to prevent the disease in at-risk communities, and support advocacy for increased efforts in rabies control.
The 2017 World Rabies Day theme is ‘Rabies: Zero by 30’.

World Maritime Day Celebrated on 28th September 2017
The United Nations (UN), via the International Maritime Organization (IMO), created World Maritime Day to celebrate the international maritime industry’s contribution towards the world’s economy, especially in shipping. The event’s date varies by year and country but it is always on the last week of September.
World Maritime Day focuses on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work.
The theme for 2017 World Maritime Day is ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’.

September 29

World Heart Day observed on 29th September
World Heart Day takes place on 29th September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).
World Heart Day was started by World Heart Federation in 2000. It was started to enhance the awareness of the world about the Heart Diseases. And deaths caused due to Heart Attack and other Heart Diseases.
World Heart Federation organised many National activities such as public talks and screenings, walks and runs, concerts or sporting events worldwide.
This year, World Heart Day theme is ‘share the power’.

September 30

International Translation Day 30th September
International Translation Day is an annual celebration that occurs on September 30 of every year. Language is the communication tool for anyone living on this planet. Without knowing a language, one cannot understand the meaning.
More than hundreds of languages being spoken all over the world, it is not possible to learn all of them. Rather it can be translated into one’s language for the better understanding.
International Translation Day is celebrated as to honour the translation community globally in an attempt to promote the translation profession.
International Translation Day 2017 theme, ‘Translation and Diversity’.