Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

OCTOBER 10 : World Mental Health & Older Adults Day

Every year on 10th of October, The World Health Organization joins in celebrating the World Mental Health Day. The day is celebrated at the initiative of the World Federation of Mental Health and WHO supports this initiative through raising awareness on mental health issues using its strong relationships with the Ministries of health and civil society organizations across the globe. WHO also develops technical and communication material and provides technical assistance to the countries for advocacy campaigns around the World Mental Health Day. The theme of World Mental Health Day in 2013 is “Mental health and older adults”.

OCTOBER 9: World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne. It was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo, Japan, in 1969.

From the earliest times in history, "postal services" existed in the form of
messengers who travelled large distances on foot or horseback. In the 1600s and 1700s, many countries set up national postage systems and entered into bilateral agreements for the exchange of mail between countries. By the late 1800s there was a large web of bilateral agreements that made the distribution of international mail complicated, nontransparent and inefficient.

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

OCTOBER 8: Indian Air Force Anniversary (Established on 1932)

The Indian Air Force (IAF) is the air arm of the Indian armed forces. Its primary responsibility is to secure Indian airspace and to conduct aerial warfare during a conflict. It was officially established on 8 October 1932 as an auxiliary air force of the British Empire and the prefix Royal was added in 1945 in recognition of its services during World War II. After India achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947, the Royal Indian Air Force served the Dominion of India, with the prefix being dropped when India became a republic in 1950. Since independence, the IAF has been involved in four wars with neighbouring Pakistan and one with the People's Republic of China. Other major operations undertaken by the IAF include Operation Vijay – the annexation of Goa, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus and Operation Poomalai. Apart from conflicts, the IAF has been an active participant in United Nations peacekeeping missions.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

OCTOBER 4 : Subramaniya Siva Birthday (Indian Freedom Fighter)

Subramaniya Siva (04.10.1884 to 23.07.1925) 
The relentless freedom fighter and heroic patriot Subramaniya Siva chose Papparapatti village in Pennagaram taluk as the center of activities during his last years of life.  He came to Papparapatti in 1921.  Though his efforts to establish a Bharatashram at Papparapatti did not materialize, the land donated to him for this purpose is still used for public purposes and has in it the samadhi of Subramaniya Siva.  Despite his illness and the severe restrictions imposed on him by the British government,  he did a lot in enlightening the people in political matters and introducing order in their public life. Through his dramas and bhajans, he sought to bring about consciousness among the people of their rich tradition and culture. He was the author of the journal Jnanabhanu. The books Ramanuja Vijayam and Madhya vijayam were written by him.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

OCTOBER 2: Mahatma Gandhi Jayanthi (Birthday)


                Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi        

2 October 1869
Porbandar, Kathiawar Agency, British Indian Empire
Died 30 January 1948 (aged 78)
New Delhi, India
Cause of death Assassination by shooting
Resting place Cremated at Rajghat, Delhi.
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Nationality Indian
Other names Mahatma Gandhi, Bapu, Gandhiji
Ethnicity Gujarati
Alma mater Alfred High School, Rajkot,
Samaldas College, Bhavnagar,
University College, London (UCL)
Known for Leadership of Indian independence movement,
philosophy of Satyagraha, Ahimsa or non-violence.
Religion Hinduism, with Jain influences
Spouse(s) Kasturba Gandhi
Children Harilal
Parents Putlibai Gandhi (Mother)
Karamchand Gandhi (Father)

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