Important Days in September
8th September: World Literacy Day
Endorsed by UNESCO, this day is announced for spreading literacy awareness among the world’s illiterate communities. Adopted in the year 1965 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the International Literacy Day is observed every year, on this day with a new mission.
The theme of the International Literacy Day 2012 is Literacy and Peace. This theme was adopted by the United Nations Literacy Decade (UNLD) to demonstrate the multiple uses and values that literacy brings to people.
5th September: Teachers Day (Birthday of Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan)
This day is celebrated in the honour of Dr S.Radhakrishnan who was a great philosopher and teacher. When his followers and friends approached him and requested him to permit them to celebrate his birthday, in response he asked if his birthday is observed as Teachers Day, he will be much more happy, as teaching has always been his passion. So since 1962, 5th of September his birthday is celebrated as “Teachers Day”.
14th September : World Fraternity and Apology Day
It has been celebrated all over the world to remind people that being united and living with brotherhood brings significant changes in the society. Being sorry to the people can bring peace and social changes in the society.
14th September: Hindi Divas (Day)
September 14 is celebrated as Hindi Day, as Hindi was adopted as the official language of Constituent assembly in 1949 on this day. The Constitution of India adopted Hindi in Devanagri script as the official language of the union under Article (343) in 1950.
This decision of using Hindi met a widespread anti Hindi agitation by the non native speakers of Hindi. As a result the Official Language Act of 1963 was passed and English continued to be used as official language for indefinite period.
Hindi Diwas is celebrated on the 14th of September every year to pay homage to the national language of India.
15th September: Engineer’s Day
This day is celebrated in the honour of Sir M.Visvesvaraya (1861-1962), who was a notable Indian engineer, scholar, statesman and the Diwan of Mysore during 1912 to 1919. He was internationally recognised for his prodigy in harnessing water resources; he was responsible for successful design and construction of several river dams, bridges and implementing irrigation and drinking water schemes all over India.
16th of September: World Ozone Day
The theme of 2012 Ozone Day – Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come
Since 1995, on 16 September each year, the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated. This date has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 49/114, to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer.
20th September : Railway Police Force (RPF) Foundation Day, India
It is celebrated to honour those brave people who endeavour to provide us peaceful environment; It is for those who are in service as well as for those who have been retired.
21st September: Alzheimer’s Day
The theme for World Alzheimer’s Month 2012 is ‘Dementia: Living together’.
Every year since 1994, Alzheimer associations across the globe have united on 21 September to recognise World Alzheimer’s Day. World Alzheimer’s Month 2012 will mark the first global month-long campaign.
24th September : World Deaf Day
World deaf day is celebrated on 23rd of September to show the society that even after being handicapped, how a deaf can contribute to society and help in countries’ growth. The World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) first launched International Day of the Deaf in 1958; the “day” was later extended to “week.”
The International Week of the Deaf (IWD) is observed annually during the last full week of September. The week culminates with International Day of the Deaf on the last Sunday of the week. The 1st World Congress of the WFD took place in September 1951, and the choice of September to celebrate the International Week and Day of the Deaf is a commemoration of this historical event.
27th September: World Tourism Day
World Tourism Day (WTD) 2012 is being held under the theme Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development. Its Official celebrations will take place in Maspalomas, Spain.
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 United Nations Millennium Development Goals and to highlight the contribution the tourism industry can make in reaching these goals.
29th September 2012 :World Heart Day
World Heart Day was created in 2000 to spread awareness among the people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death.
The theme of 2012 will be the “year of cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention among women and children”.