Nelson Mandela International Day, also known as Mandela Day, is annually observed on July 18, Mandela’s birthday. It commemorates the lifetime of service Nelson Mandela gave to South Africa and the world. The day was officially declared by the United Nations in November 2009, with the first UN Mandela Day held on July 18, 2010. However, the first Mandela Day was launched in New York on July 18, 2009, Mandela’s 91st birthday.
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Nation pays homage to Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy on his birth anniversary.
The National Doctors’ Day is a day celebrated in health care organizations to recognize the contributions of physicians to individual lives and communities. The National Doctors’ Day is celebrated in India on July 1 to honor the legendary Indian physician and the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy. He was born on July 1, 1882 and died on the same date in 1962, aged 80 years. Dr BC Roy was honored with the country’s highest civilian award, Bharat Ratna on February 4, 1961 for his works in the medical field.
Ten Inspirational Quotes of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore.
Rabindra Jayanti is the day which marks the birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (May 7, 1861 – August 7, 1941), the great Indian poet, novelist, musician, painter and playwright. Bengalis around the world celebrate Rabindra Jayanti on 25th day of the Bengali month of Boishakh, since Tagore was born on this day of the year 1268 of the Bengali calendar. 9th May, 2017 is the 156th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. In West Bengal, Tagore Jayanti is popularly known as Poncheeshe Boishakh. According to English calendar he was born on 7th May 1861 in Kolkata to parents Debendranath Tagore and Sarada Devi.
The nation pays homage to Subhas Chandra Bose on his 120th Birth Anniversary.
Today marks the 120th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. He was born on January 23, 1897 in Cuttack, Orissa to Janakinath Bose and Prabhabati Devi. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – unconfirmed) was a Indian nationalist and leader of an independence movement during the 1930’s and 40’s. He sought the support of Germany and Japan and led an Indian national political and military force to fight against British imperialism in India during World War II. He was one of the most prominent leaders who struggled for India’s Independence from British rule, and is a legendary figure in India today.
Remembering eminent Urdu poet Mirza Ghalib on his birth anniversary.
Today marks the 219th birth anniversary of Mirza Asadullah Beg Khan ‘Ghalib’. Mirza Ghalib (December 27, 1797 – February 15, 1869), was pre-eminent Urdu and Persian language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (means ‘dominant’) and Asad (means ‘lion’). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula.
Google doodles Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose’s 158th birthday.
Google has commemorated the 158th anniversary of the birthday of scientist Jagadish Chandra Bose (November 30, 1858 – November 23, 1937). Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose, CSI, CIE, FRS, was a polymath, physicist, biologist, biophysicist, botanist and archaeologist, and an early writer of science fiction. Living in British India, he pioneered the investigation of radio and microwave optics, made very significant contributions to plant science, and laid the foundations of experimental science in the Indian subcontinent.
Google celebrates 18th Birthday with an animated Google doodle.
The internet giant Google’s eighteenth birthday is being celebrated with an animated colourful doodle on home page on September 27, 2016. The doodle shows Google’s “G” with a cute tiny pink birthday hat blowing up a long party balloon to spell out the rest of company’s name, before being carried off into the sky. In the backdrop are two bunches of bright balloons. Each bunch has three balloons representing the six letters G O O G L E.
Celebrating the 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas.
Guru Ravidas (1377-1527 CE) was a north Indian mystic poet-saint of the bhakti movement, social reformer and a spiritual figure. The life details of Ravidas are uncertain and contested. Most scholars believe he was born into a low caste family who were regarded as untouchables. As per Hindu calendar Guru Ravidas was born on Magha Purnima, the full moon day in the month of Magh. Accordingly, 639th Birth Anniversary of Guru Ravidas is celebrated as Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 22, 2016.
Swami Vivekananda's speeches at the Parliament of World's Religions, Chicago, 1893.
Swami Vivekananda Jayanti celebrates the birthday of Swami Vivekananda according to Hindu Lunar Calendar. According to Gregorian Calendar, Swami Vivekananda was born on January 12, 1863. However, according to Hindu calendar, his birthday falls on the Paush Krishna Saptami, the 7th day after the full moon day in the Hindu month of Paush. Therefore the date varies from year to year. The date of the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda as per Hindu Lunar Calendar is on January 31, 2016. It is the 153rd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda.
The nation salutes Netaji on the occasion of 119th Birth Anniversary.
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (January 23, 1897 – unconfirmed) was an Indian revolutionary who led an Indian national political and military force against Britain and the Western powers during World War II. He was one of the most prominent leaders who struggled for India’s Independence from British rule, and is a legendary figure in India today. He was famously known as Netaji. To celebrate 119th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, we have compiled ten of his timeless inspirational quotes designed by GoldenTwine Graphic.