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National Mathematics Day
Why is National Mathematics Day observed on December 22?

Every year National Mathematics Day is observed on December 22 which is the birth anniversary of the eminent Indian mathematician Ramanujan.

  • Friday, 22 December 2023
Minorities Rights Day in India
Minorities Rights Day in India 2023: How can you make a difference?

To ensure that minorities especially those who come under the economically and socially weaker category benefit from the administrative policies, Minorities Rights Day in India is celebrated every year on December 18.

  • Monday, 18 December 2023
Vijay Diwas 2023: Know These Facts About India’s Victory In 1971 War Against Pakistan

It marks the end of 1971 India-Pakistan War that remains one of the defining moments in the history of Indian Subcontinent as it led to the liberation of Bangladesh.

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  • Saturday, 16 December 2023
Dhanu Sankranti: Why ‘Muan’ Bhoga In So Popular In Odisha’s Ganjam

Dhanu Sankranti marks the transit of the Sun from one zodiac to another. It is an auspicious day when the Sun enters the Sagittarius zodiac sign or Dhanu Rashi.

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  • Saturday, 16 December 2023
Srimandir & Dhanu Muan
Dhanu Sankranti: Special Pahili Bhoga ritual at Srimandir & ‘Muan’ Bhoga in Ganjam

From this day onwards, Goddess Mahalakshmi leaves for her parent’s home for a month. For this reason, food cooked by Lord Jagannath’s mother (Yashoda) is offered early in the morning. This prasad is known as Pahili Bhog which along with Ballabh Bhog is offered to the Lord during this month.

  • Saturday, 16 December 2023
Dhanu Sankranti
Know significance of Dhanu Sankranti and its connection with Srimandir (or Lord Jagannath)

On Sankranti days, the Sun transits from one zodiac to another. In total, there are twelve Sankrantis in a year. Dhanu Sankranti is one of them.

  • Saturday, 16 December 2023
Vijay Diwas
Vijay Diwas: Commemorating historic triumph of India over Pakistan and birth of Bangladesh

Vijay Diwas is celebrated in India on December 16 every year to remember the historic win of India over Pakistan during the crucial 1971 war.

  • Saturday, 16 December 2023
Energy Conservation Day: Hengbung, The First Indian Village To Integrate Hydropower With Solar Pumps
Energy Conservation Day: Hengbung, The First Indian Village To Integrate Hydropower With Solar Pumps

As we discuss about energy conservation, let’s turn our heads towards a small village in Manipur. Hengbung village is situated in a hilly terrain that is frequently battered by strong winds and landslide, and yet has managed to earn its own recognition.

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  • Thursday, 14 December 2023
National Energy Conservation Day
National Energy Conservation Day: Tips to conserve energy at home

Every year the National Energy Conservation Day is celebrated on December 14 to create awareness about the significance of energy conservation.

  • Thursday, 14 December 2023
Why we should feel proud of Pathani Samanta
Why we should feel proud of Pathani Samanta

Today is the birthday of the great astronomer and mathematician of Odisha, Pathani Samanta, whose full name with honourifics was Mahamahopadhyaya Chandrasekhara Singha Harichandana Mahapatra Samanta. 

  • Wednesday, 13 December 2023
International Mountain Day
International Mountain Day: Bringing positive change to people living on mountains

International Mountain Day highlights the significance of mountains in everyone’s lives. It is celebrated every year on December 11.

  • Monday, 11 December 2023
UNICEF Day for Change
History and Significance of UNICEF Day for Change

Every year UNICEF Day for Change is celebrated on December 11 to raise awareness about underprivileged children so that this awareness leads to a positive impact on the lives of those in need.

  • Monday, 11 December 2023
International Human Rights Day,
International Human Rights Day: All you need to know about the day adopted by UN General Assembly

Every year the world celebrates International Human Rights Day on December 10 to emphasize the significance of rights every individual in this world is entitled to.

  • Sunday, 10 December 2023
International Anti-corruption Day
International Anti-corruption Day: Tackling the plague affecting millions of lives

The United Nations decided to celebrate International Anti-Corruption Day on December 9 every year from 2003 onwards.

  • Sunday, 10 December 2023
World Anti-Corruption Day: Most Corrupt & Least Corrupt Countries In The World

The entire world’s stability and development is facing some basic challenges and the backdrop of corruption can be traced in most of them.

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  • Saturday, 09 December 2023