World Art Day is observed every year on 15 April honoring of the birthday of-
- World Art Day is observed every year on 15 April This day is being celebrated all over the world to emphasize the importance of art that nurtures creativity, innovation and cultural diversity for all peoples across the globe.
- The day was declared by the International Association of Art (IAA),an NGO working in official partnership with UNESCO.
- The date has been selected in honour of the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci, the famous painter of the Mona Lisa.
- He was chosen as a symbol of world peace, freedom of expression, tolerance, brotherhood and multiculturalism as well as art’s importance to other fields.
Himachal Pradesh statehood Day or Himachal Day is celebrated on-
- Himachal Day is observed on the 15th of April in Himachal Pradesh. The state became a full-fledged state on this day.
- Four districts of Mandi, Chamba, Mahasu and Sirmour were integrated with over two dozen princely states, leading to the formation of Himachal Pradesh as a Union Territory in 1948.Decades later, in 1971, Himachal Pradesh became the 18th state in India with Shimla as its capital.
- It was on this day in 1948 that Himachal Pradesh was created as a province of India. The day is marked with a grand parade in the capital city of Shimla. Local events are also organised in the cities, towns, and villages to mark the day.
The tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa Panth in-
- Prime Minister greeted the Sikhs on the special occasion of Khalsa Saajna Diwas which marks the anniversary of the beginning of Khalsa Panth.
About Khalsa panth
- The term ‘Khalsa’ means sovereign or free.
- On this day in 1699, tenth Guru of Sikhs, Guru Gobind Singh Ji established the Khalsa Panth.
- It was established in order to teach the followers that no ritual or superstition is above Almighty and one should not fall for any superstition.
Chennakeshava temple, where ‘Rathotsava’ starts with recitation from the Koran, is located in-
- The rathotsava at the 900-year-old Chennakeshava temple of Belur in Karnataka began with the syncretic tradition after the moulvi recited the Koran. The origin of this tradition is not known.
- The temple was built in the early 12th century by the Hoysala ruler, Vishnuvardhana.
- Built with soapstone, the temple features a very detailed finish.
- Enclosed by a Prakara with a Gopura built in the Vijayanagar style, the temple stands on a platform or Jagati and looks like a huge casket.