Significant days of December


"DECEMBER" IN KERALA HISTORY



 
     

DECEMBER 01 - WORLD AIDS DAY

World AIDS Day is held on 1st December every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988. 76.1 million people have been infected with HIV since the start of the epidemic. This year’s campaign theme is ‘Right to health’.

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DECEMBER 03 - INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DISABLED PERSONS

The observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities aims to promote an understanding of disability issues and mobilize support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities. It also seeks to increase awareness of gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life. It was originally called "International Day of Disabled Persons".

The theme for 2017 International Day of People with Disability is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”. The overarching principle of this theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empowers people with disability to be active contributors of society. It is based on transformative changes envisaged in the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development

 

 

     
 

DECEMBER 05 - INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY

International Volunteer Day (originally known as International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development) is an international observance designated by the United Nations since 1985. It offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make their contributions visible – at local, national and international levels. The theme of the campaign for International Volunteer Day 2017 is “Volunteers Act First. Here. Everywhere”.

     

 

 

 

   

DECEMBER 10 – HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It is observed to promote the awareness about human rights among the people all around the world, to emphasize the endeavors of the United Nations General Assembly in order to progress the overall human rights condition, to get together and celebrate in cooperation to discuss and highlight the specific issues of the human rights, and to encourage the vulnerable group of people like women, minorities, youth, poor, disabled person, indigenous people etc.  This year, Human Rights Day starts a year-long campaign to mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

 

DECEMBER 11 -  UNICEF DAY

UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) was created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 1946, to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by II World War. 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

     

DECEMBER 11 – INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY

International Mountain Day is observed to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build alliances that will bring positive change to mountain peoples and environments around the world. This year's theme is “Mountains under Pressure: climate, hunger, migration”.Almost one billion people live in mountain areas, and over half the human population depends on mountains for water, food and clean energy. Yet mountains are under threat from climate change, land degradation, over exploitation and natural disasters, with potentially far-reaching and devastating consequences, both for mountain communities and the rest of the world.

(Image: A view of the winter vegetable farming in Idukki district of Kerala)

 

DECEMBER 14NATIONAL ENERGY CONSERVATION DAY

National Energy Conservation day is observed to aware people about the importance of energy as well as conserving by using less energy. The exact means of energy conservation is using less energy by avoiding the unnecessary uses of energy and using it efficiently for the future

     

 

 

DECEMBER 17 – PENSIONERS DAY

It was on the 17th December 1982, that the Supreme Court of India made a landmark judgment, in the case of D.S. Nakara and others vs. Union of India, that pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past services rendered. Pensioners, therefore, observe this day as ‘Pensioners Day’ to salute and remember the late D.S. Nakara who fought for years to bring dignity and grace to the pensioners.

(Image: Pensioners waiting for the sub treasury to open in Kerala)
 

DECEMBER 18 – INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

International Migrants Day is observed to identify the role of migrant and their contribution to development. The day is observed through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and the design of actions to ensure their protection.

(Image: A boat carrying desperate Rohingyan  migrants from Manmyar)

 

 

 

     
 

 

     

DECEMBER 18 – MINORITIES RIGHT DAY

The Minorities Right Day is observed to protect rights of the minority communities as well as bringing better understanding among religious minorities

 

 

DECEMBER 22 – MATHEMATICS DAY

The Indian mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan was born on 22 December 1887. It was in recognition of his contribution to mathematics the Government of India decided to celebrate Ramanujan's birthday as the National Mathematics Day

(Image: Bust of Srinivasa Ramanujan at Birla Industrial & Technical Museum)
   
 

 

 

 

DECEMBER 23 – KISSAN DAY

Kissan Day (Farmer’s Day) is observed to celebrate the birth anniversary of Chowdhari Charan Singh, the 5th Prime Minister of India
 

DECEMBER 24 – NATIONAL CONSUMER RIGHTS DAY

National Consumer Rights Day is observed every year in India, since the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 on December 24 in 1986. The Consumer Protection Act with the objective of providing better protection of consumer's interest and to provide effective safeguards against various types of exploitations and unfair dealings.

     
   

 

   

DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS

Christmas, a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world,  is celebrated to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ

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