Significant days of January



JAN 02 Mannam Jayanthi
Born on 2nd January 1878 Mannam was the life, soul, spirit and the moving force behind the Nair Service Society. The secret behind the wonder and success of NSS was the self less service and relentless efforts of Mannam. Mannam passed away on 25th Januvary 1970 at the age of 93.


JAN 09 Non-Resident Indian Day

Non-Resident Indian Day (also known as Pravasi Bharatheeya Divas) is observed in India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in Bombay on 9th January 1915


JAN 12 Erumerli Petta-thullal

Petta thulal at Erumeli is an important ritual in the pilgrimage. It is performed in line with the dancing that Lord Ayyappa performed after slaying Mahishi. It is believed that this ritual will clear the pilgrim Ayyappa from all sins. It clears the body and mind and provide the pilgrim the physical fitness for the daunting, lengthy pilgrimage through the forest


JAN 12 Vivekananda Jayanthi / National Youth Day

Swami Vivekananda (12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendra Nath Datta was an Indian monk and philosopher who brought the status of Hinduism to the status of a major world religion. He also contributed to the convept of nationalism in colonial India. He is the founder of Ramakrishna Mission.
His birth day is celebrated as the National Youth Day since 1985.


JAN 14-Lenin Rajendran

Lenin Rajendran, eminent Malayalam filmmaker and chairman of the Kerala Film Development Corporationpassed away consequent on the liver related ailments.
Known for his unique style of filmmaking, Rajendran had entered tinsel town by directing the movie 'Venal' during the early 1980s.A multiple state award winner, Rajendran helmed a number of critically acclaimed movies including "Swathi Thirunal", "Daivathinte Vikrithikal", "Mazha", "Kulam" and "Idavapathi".


JAN - 15-Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Kollam Byepass

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 13-km long, 2-lane Kollam bypass on National Highway-66 (NH 66). According to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, the Kollam bypass has been constructed at a cost of Rs 352 crore. The highway has three major bridges over Ashtamudi Lake, with a length of 1,540 metres in total. The big infrastructure project has been developed in order to ease traffic congestion around the Kollam town as well as to reduce the travel time between Alappuzha and Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.


JAN 15 Makara Vilakku

Telecommunications Day
Makaravilakku is the annual festival held at Sabarimal shrine. About half a million devotees flow to Sabarimala every year to witness this ritual.


JAN 15 Army day

Army Day is celebrated every year in India, in recognition of Lieutenant General (later Field Marshal) K. M. Cariappa's taking over as the first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian
Army from General Sir Francis Butcher, the last British Commander-in-Chief of India, in 1948





January 25 National Tourism Day

National Tourism Day is celebrated on January 25. It was established by the Indian government to raise awareness of the importance of tourism for the country's economy. India's rich history and cultural and geographical diversity make the country one of the most popular tourist destinations among foreign travelers. It offers various forms of tourism, including cultural, heritage, cruise, nature, educational, business, sports, rural, medical, and eco-tourism. National policies for the promotion and development of tourism are designed and carried out by the Ministry of Tourism. Every year, the country is visited by millions of foreign tourists. India also participates in the celebration of the UN World Tourism Day on September 27.
(Image: Longest corridor in the world – Rameswaram)



January 25 National Voters day

National Voters day is observed to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process. Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as 'National Voters' Day'. It started to mark Elections Commission's foundation




January 25 Republic Day 

Republic Day is the day honours the date, 26th January 1950 on which the Constitution of India came into force. The Constitution was passed by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26th November 1949 but was adopted on 26th January 1950.  It is one of three national holidays in India, other two being Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanthi.


January 25 International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International holocaust remembrance day is observed to pay tribute to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust and reaffirms its commitment to counter anti-Semitism, racism and all other forms of intolerance that may lead to group targeted violence. 27 January marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet troops in 1945 and was officially proclaimed International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust by the United Nations.

(Image:Auschwitz Birkenau German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp)

January 30 Martyr’s Day

30 January is the date observed as Martyr’s day at the national level. The date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Gandhiji in 1948.