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CURRENT AFFAIRS - IMPORTANT DAYS International Day of Charity– September 5 2017 | 06-Sep-2017 15:40

On 5th September every year International Day of Charity is observed world-wide. It was declared in the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.

Charity Day

Purpose of the International Day of Charity:

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.

History behind the International Day of Charity:

  1. The International Day of Charity was conceived as a Hungarian civil society initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011 to enhance visibility, organize special events, and in this way to increase solidarity, social responsibility and public support for charity.
  2. September 5was chosen in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received theNobel Peace Prize in 1979 for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.

Other static information:

  1. The Nobel Peace Prize in 1979was awarded to Mother Teresa.
National Teachers Day – September 5 2017 | 06-Sep-2017 15:39

Each year, Teacher’s Day is celebrated on the 5th of September in India. Teacher’s Day is celebrated to mark in honour of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Key Points:
i.He was born on 5th September 1882 Tirutani in Andhra Pradesh.
ii.He became the first Vice President of India in 1952 and took on the role as the nation’s second President in 1962 until 1967.

Sarvepalli-Radhakrishnan

iii.The first Teachers’ Day was celebrated in India in 1962. This is the year when Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan began serving as the second president of India.
iv.To celebrate his esteemed position, his students suggested that his birthday be celebrated as ‘Radhakrishnan Day’.
v.However, he declined this move and suggested that “Instead of celebrating my birthday, it would be my proud priviledge if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day.”
vi.He later served as the Vice Chancellor of both Andhra University and Banaras Hindu University.
vii.In 1939, he was elected Fellow of the British Academy.
viii.Radhakrishnan was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, in 1984 and the British Order of Merit in 1963.
ix.He passed away on April 17, 1975 and has till date been nominated eleven times for the Nobel Peace prize.
x.Teachers’ Day is celebrated to honour the memory of India’s first Vice President and to commemorate the importance of teachers in our lives.

National Sports Day | 30-Aug-2017 12:41

               On August 29 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, and congratulated all sportspersons on the occasion of National Sports Day.
               He also launched National Sports Talent Search Portal.It will give essential direction and support to youngsters to pursue their ambition in sports.

 

National-Sports-Day


About Dhyan Chand:
              August 29 marks the birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. In order to honour him this day is celebrated as National Sports Day.
              He earned three gold medals for India during the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. He is Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control.
              He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 by the Indian government for his splendid contribution to Indian hockey.