“Don’t look behind, because you are not going there”—
Really we should not look at the past, we have to look ahead & build our future, because the past is past. With what we have today, we should walk in our life. Every year the first month, January brings this message, which motivates us to forget about the past & helps us to go ahead. January is the first month with 31 days according to the Gregorian calendar.
From where did the name January come from?
It,s Janus, the Roman god of doors, after whose name January came. But why? Significance is that it suggests us that January opens the door of the new year.
Let’s look at the list of important days:
- January 1-
- Happy New Year —-As I said previously, January brings a new year with the help of its first day, 1st January since it’s the first month of the Gregorian calendar.
- Global Family Day—- A 1996 children’s book One Day In Peace, January 1, 2000, by Steve Diamond and Robert Alan Silverstein, first mentioned the day, later in USA 1st January has become the ” One Day of peace & Sharing”. It first supported by Linda Grover.
2. January 6-
- World Day for war orphans—-This special day is for a particular vulnerable group in our society, the orphans. This celebration was initiated by the French organisation, SOS Enfants en Detresses.
3. January 9-
NRI Day— On this day father of the nation returned from South Africa in 1915, from this time a new era began in Indian History.
5. January 11-
Missionary Day—It’s a public, regional holiday in Mizoram. In 1894 on this day, Rev J H Lorrain and Rev F W Savidge arrived here by boat from Assam and spread Christianity in the region. This caused a new religion in Mizoram.
6. January 12-
National Youth Day—Swami Vivekananda birth anniversary,He was a famous & great religious teacher all over the world, He has a vital role to make the world known of Hindus religion.He first spreaded this oldest religion outside India.
7. January 15-
- Army Day—Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa’s (then a Lieutenant General) became the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, on 15 January 1949. To celebrate this, every year in India, it’s celebrated as Army Day.
8. January 23-
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Jayanti— Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the real leader of India, he has a important role for our independent country.
9. January 24-
National Girl Child Day—In 2008 the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India started celebrating this day to spread awareness among people about all the inequalities girls had (have) to face in the Indian society. For this reason every year, 24th January is celebrated as Nation Girl Child Day.
10. January 25-
- National Tourism Day—In world International Tourism Day is 27th September, but in India on 25th January every year, National Tourism Day is celebrated with the purpose to spread the awareness & importance of tourism.
2. National Voter’s Day—Since 2011 across the whole country 25th January is celebrated as the National Voter’s Day to celebrate the foundation day of the election Commission of India.
11. January 26-
- India’s Republic Day— On this day in 1950 India became completely independent by bringing the constitution into effect. For over 200 years India was a colony of the British, which came into end by Indian Independence Movement.
12. January 27-
- Holocaust’s Victims remember Day– Holocaust was an institutional practice by Government of Nazi Germany, where Govt. make some people victims by targetting them on the basis of ethnicity, religion, political beliefs, or sexual orientation. Remembering this day every year whole world celebrates the day.
13. January 28-
Data Protection Day—-Data protection is the process of keeping data safe by protecting them from corruption & loss. Every year to spread the awareness about it 28th January is celebrated.
14. January 29-
National Newspaper Day— To celebrate the birth of the first newspaper in India.
15. January 30-
Martyrs Day–Assassionation of Mahatma Gandhi by Nathuram Godse
16. Last Sunday of January-
World Leprosy Eradication Day— Every year on the last Sunday of January World Leprosy Day is celebrated to renew the commitment and increase the effort of elemination & eradiction of the debillitating desease.