Significant days of February

"FEBRUARY" IN KERALA HISTORY



 
     
FEBRUARY 02 World Wetlands Day
World Wetlands Day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in Ramsar, Iran. It commemorates the need to maintain the ecological character of wetlands and to plan for its sustainable use. This year's theme: Wetlands for Our Future – Join us!

 

FEBRUARY 04 World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is organized globally to highlight the wide range of actions necessary to effectively prevent, treat and control the many forms of cancer. The theme of the World Cancer Day for the years from 2019 to 2021 is “I AM AND I WILL”.  ‘I Am and I Will’ is an empowering call-to-action urging for personal commitment and represents the power of individual action taken now to impact the future .

     
 
     

FEBRUARY 13 World Radio Day

World Radio Day is observed to commemorate the day on which the United Nations Radio was established in 1946.
Radio is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognized as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief. Though new technological media forms such as broadband, mobiles and tablets are there; about a billion people still do not have access to radio today.
World Radio Day marks a time where people around the world celebrate radio and how it shapes our lives. Radio brings together people and communities from all backgrounds to foster positive dialogue for change. More specifically, radio is the perfect medium to counter the appeals for violence and the spread of conflict, especially in regions potentially more exposed to such realities. On that basis, World Radio Day 2019 will celebrate the theme of “Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace” and the power of radio in promoting understanding and strong communities.

 

FEBRUARY 14 Valentine's Day

Saint Valentine's Day, the Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated as Valentine's Day all over the world

     
     
 
     

FEBRUARY 20 World Day of Social Justice

Social Equality Justice day is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to deal with issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Observance of World Day of Social Justice would support efforts of the international community in poverty eradication, the promotion of full employment and decent work, gender equity and access to social well-being and justice for all.
 

FEBRARY 21 International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day has been observed since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
Languages are the most powerful instruments of preserving and developing our tangible and intangible heritage. All moves to promote the dissemination of mother tongues will serve not only to encourage linguistic diversity and multilingual education but also to develop fuller awareness of linguistic and cultural traditions throughout the world and to inspire solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue
Languages, with their complex implications for identity, communication, social integration, education and development, are of strategic importance for people and planet. Yet, due to globalization processes, they are increasingly under threat, or disappearing altogether. When languages fade, so does the world's rich tapestry of cultural diversity. Opportunities, traditions, memory, unique modes of thinking and expression — valuable resources for ensuring a better future — are also lost. At least 43% of the estimated 6000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.
Every two weeks a language disappears taking with it an entire cultural and intellectual heritage.

This year the Day will be framed by the International Year of indigenous languages 2019 and that is why the theme is “Indigenous languages matter for development, peace building and reconciliation”.
     
 
     

FEBRUARY 24 Central Excise Day

Central Excise Day is commemorated to encourage the employees of excise department to carry out the central excise duty in order to prevent the corruption in goods manufacturing
business as well as implement other rules to carry out best possible excise services. Central excise is one of the vital sources of the financial development of the country.

 

 

FEBRUARY 28 National Science Day

National Science Day is used to celebrate every year in India to give due respect to the Raman effect by the Indian physicist Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman (C.V.Raman). Dr. C. V.Raman was honoured with many awards and also honoured by awarding Nobel Prize in the Subject of Physics in 1930. National Science Day is used to make the people develop every activity with great dedication and idea to perform the activity well for the better future of the people.