Days to Remember

World Environment Day is celebrated every year on June 5th to raise awareness and encourage action for the protection of our planet. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme during the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment in 1972. The inaugural World Environment Day, themed “Only One Earth”, took place in 1973. Over 150 countries participate in various activities to celebrate this day. The 50th anniversary of World Environment Day will be hosted by Côte D’Ivoire, with the theme of “solutions to plastic pollution”.Read More

World Milk Day is observed every year on 1st June. It was created in the year 2001 by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations (UN) to promote the consumption and benefits of milk around the world. The theme of World Milk Day 2023 is “Showcasing how dairy is reducing its environmental footprint, while also providing nutritious foods and livelihoods.”Read More

World No Tobacco Day is annually observed on May 31, organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) to promote awareness about the detrimental consequences of tobacco usage and advocate for policies aimed at reducing tobacco consumption. The primary goal of this initiative is to educate the public about the health hazards associated with tobacco use, encompassing both smoking and smokeless tobacco products. Theme for World No Tobacco Day 2023 is “We need food, not tobacco”. The 2023 global campaign aims to raise awareness about alternative crop production and marketing opportunities for tobacco farmers and encourage them to grow sustainable, nutritious....Read More

World Schizophrenia Awareness Day is observed every year on May 24th. It was first observed in 1984 by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other organizations ABOUT SCHIZOPHRENIA Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe mental disorder that affects the way a person thinks, acts, expresses emotions, perceives reality, and relates to others. It mostly affects young adults in the productive age group. One in every 100 people experiences schizophrenia. Men are twice as likely to develop this condition as compared to women. Symptoms differ from person to person, but they generally fall into three main categories: Psychotic symptoms- Hallucinations, Delusions, thought....Read More

World Turtle Day is an annually observed on every May 23rd. World Turtle Day is marked to raise awareness about the need to protect turtles and tortoises and their nesting sites around the world. World Turtle Day was founded by the American Tortoise Rescue (ATR), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the protection and welfare of turtles and tortoises. It was first celebrated in the year 2000.Read More

World Metrology Day is celebrated on 20th May each year. It is an annual celebration of the signature of the Metre Convention on 20th May 1875 by representatives of seventeen nations. Metre Convention was an international treaty signed in Paris which established the basis for international agreement on units of measurement. The theme for World Metrology Day 2023 is ‘Measurements supporting the global food system’.Read More

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, also known as Diversity Day, is annually celebrated on May 21st. The purpose of the World Day for Cultural Diversity is to celebrate the richness of the world’s cultures and to promote intercultural dialogue.Read More

International Tea Day is observed annually on May 21st to celebrate the long history and cultural significance of tea around the world. The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 21st as International Tea Day in 2019 and first official U.N. International Tea Day was celebrated on May 21, 2020. ABOUT TEA The origins of tea can be traced to ancient China. Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia sinensis plant. It is the world’s most consumed drink, after water, with over 2 billion cups consumed every day. It is grown in over 50 countries India is the second-largest producer....Read More

World Bee Day is annually held on May 20th to increase understanding and recognition of the vital role bees and other pollinators play in our ecosystem. United Nations introduced World Bee Day in 2017 to bring focus to the essential role played by bees and other pollinators in our ecosystems. May 20th was selected as the date to honor the birthday of Anton Janša, a Slovenian beekeeping pioneer and renowned bee expert. The theme for World Bee Day 2023 is “Engaging in Pollinator-Friendly Agricultural Production.”Read More

May 18th is recognized as World AIDS Vaccine Day, an occasion that emphasizes the importance of creating a vaccine for the incurable illness. This day, also known as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day also pays tribute to the dedicated scientists and researchers who are committed to developing a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS. It was first observed in 1998. According to the WHO, HIV has resulted in the loss of 40.1 million lives thus far. Note- World AIDS Day is designated on 1st December every year. It is an international day observed since 1988 and dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS....Read More

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