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12-Jan- National Youth Day. 15-Jan -Army Day.

26-Jan- India's Republic Day and International Customs day. 30-Jan- Martyrs' Day 24-Feb -Central Excise Day. 28-Feb -National Science Day. 8-Mar -International Women's Day. 15-Mar- World Disabled Day. 21-Mar -World Forestry Day. 21-Mar -International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. 23-Mar -World Meteorological Day. 5-Apr -National Maritime Day. 7-Apr -World Health Day. 18-Apr -World Heritage Day. 22-Apr -Earth Day. 1-May -Workers Day (International LaborDay). 3-May -Press Freedom Day. May (2nd Sunday) Mother's Day. 8-May -World Red Cross Day. 11-May- National Technology Day. 15-May -International Day of the Family. 17-May -World Telecommunication Day. 24-May -Commonwealth Day. 31-May-Anti-Tobacco Day. 4-Jun -International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. 5-Jun -World Environment Day. June(2nd Sunday) Fathers Day. 26-Jun -International day against Drugabuse & Illicit Trafficking. 27-Jun -World Diabetes Day. 6-Jul -World Zoonoses Day. 11-Jul- World Population Day. 3-Aug -International Friendship Day. 6-Aug -Hiroshima Day, 9-Aug -Quit India Day and Nagasaki Day. 15-Aug -Independence Day. 29-Aug -National Sports Day. 5-Sep -Teachers' Day. 8-Sep -World Literacy Day. 16-Sep -World Ozone Day.

21-Sep -Alzheimer's Day. 26-Sep -Day of the Deaf. 27-Sep -World Tourism Day. 1-Oct -International day of the Elderly 3-Oct -World Habitat Day. 4-Oct -World Animal Welfare Day. 8-Oct -Indian Air Force Day. 9-Oct -World Post Office day. 10-Oct- National Post Day. 13-Oct -UN International Day for Nationaldisaster reduction. 14-Oct -World Standards Day. 15-Oct -World White Cane Day( guiding theBlind). 16-Oct -World Food Day. 24-Oct- UN Day, World development information Day. 30-Oct- World Thrift Day. 14-Nov- Children's Day ( in India ) 20-Nov -Africa Industrialization Day. 29-Nov -International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People. 1-Dec -World Aids Day. 4-Dec -Navy Day. 7-Dec -Armed Forces Flag Day. 10-Dec- Human Right Day. 23-Dec -Kisan Divas Farmer's Day).

February 28 National Science Day March 21 World Forestry Day

increase the green cover.

- It is necessary to highlight the role of science in the protection of the

environment. This day should be taken as a platform to put forward the message.

- Activities such as the planting of trees and highlighting the urgency to

The decision to celebrate this day has been taken recently as drinkingwater

March 22 World Water Day -

sources are fast depleting. The world must wake up to the problem and gin conserving it.

March 23 World Meteorological Day

the environment.

Everyone has to be reminded that weather is an integral part of

April 7 World Health Day

The World Health Organisation (WHO) was constituted on this day in 1948. In the

changing environment around us health is becoming an important issue.

April 18 World Heritage Day

manmade ones.

- Environment includes not just the natural surroundings but also the

April 22 Earth Day - In 1970 a group of people in the United States of America got together to draw the attention of
the world to the problems being caused to the earth due to modernisation. Since then this day has been celebrated all over the world as Earth Day.

May 31 Anti Tobacco Day

- The world is now aware of the problems faced by not only the smokers but also the - On this day, in 1972, the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment

people who inhale the smoke. You can take up an anti smoking campaign in your family or the neighbourhood.

June 5 World Environment Day

was held in Sweden. There was a large gathering from all over the world and people expressed their concerns for the increasing

environmental problems.

July 11 World Population Dayproblem especially in India.

Population has to be given special attention, as it is an ever-increasing

September 16 World Ozone Day-The United Nations declared this day as the International Day for the
Preservation of the Ozone Layer. It is the day the Montreal Protocol was signed.

September 28 Green Consumer Day-The problems of consumerism and its impact on the environment is
an area of major concern in todays world. Awareness building on the importance of recycling-reusing-reducing should be taken up seriously.

October 3 World Habitat Day-The earth is the habitat of not only human beings but also all living creatures.
Increasing human activities is threatening the habitat of other living things.

October 1-7 World Wildlife Week

preservation of our wildlife. importance.

-Celebrate this week by building awareness on the importance of

October 4 World Animal Welfare Day-The welfare of animals has to be looked into and given due October 13 International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction-Due to a change in the environment there has been an increase in the number of natural disasters. Efforts have to be taken to reduce these disasters. November 14 Childrens Day in Indiaenvironment around them. prevent such a tragedy from occurring Children can work together for a better tomorrow by improving the

December 2 Bhopal Tragedy Day- Mark this occasion by taking a pledge to put in your best efforts to