|International Day of Education
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in December, 2018 proclaimed the celebration of this day to mark the importance of education in ensuring peace and development. The United Nations declared this special day to empower all countries to increase their political commitment to education so that all children and youth may receive the benefits of a full education.
|World Wetland Day
World Wetlands Day aims to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and planet. The Day also marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea.
|National Science Day
|National Science Day commemorates the discovery of the Raman Effect by Dr. C.V. Raman, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Physics. National Science Day’s main objective is to increase awareness among people about the importance of science and technology in their lives.
|World Wildlife Day
|World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that their conservation provides to people.
|World Sparrow Day
|World Sparrow Day is a day designated to raise awareness of the housesparrow and other common birds to urban environments, and of threats to their populations and their conservation.
|World Forestry Day
|In November 1971, the "States members" at the 16 th session of the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization, voted to establish "World Forestry Day" on March 21 st of each year. On this day, various events are being celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside forests, for the benefit of current and future generations.
|World Water Day
|World Water Day is observed to promote the responsible use of water and access to safe water for everyone.
|World Heritage Day
|World Heritage Day encourages us to celebrate all the world's cultures, and to bring awareness to important cultural monuments and sites, and to espouse the importance of preserving the world's cultures.
|Earth Day aims to “build the world's largest environmental movement to drive transformative changes for people and the planet.” The movement's mission is “to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide.”
|International Day for Biological Diversity
|The United Nations has proclaimed May 22nd as International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the scope of the UN Post-2015 Development Agenda's Sustainable Development Goals. In this larger initiative of international cooperation, the topic of biodiversity concerns stakeholders in sustainable agriculture; desertification, land degradation and drought; water and sanitation; health and sustainable development; energy; science, technology and innovation, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building; urban resilience and adaptation; sustainable transport; climate change and disaster risk reduction; oceans and seas; forests; vulnerable groups including indigenous peoples; and food security.
|World Turtle Day
|The purpose of celebrating World Turtle Day is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive.World Turtle Day is an annual event that has been taking place since 2000. The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world.
|World Environment Day
|World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated annually is the United Nations' principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. First held in 1974, it has been a platform for raising awareness on environmental issue such as marine pollution, human overpopulation, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. Each year, the program has provided a theme to advocate environmental causes.
|World Oceans Day
|World Oceans Day reminds every one of the major roles the oceans have in everyday life. They are the lungs of our planet and a major source of food and medicine and a critical part of the biosphere. The purpose of the Day is to inform the public of the impact of human actions on the ocean, develop a worldwide movement of citizens for the sustainable management of the world's oceans.
|World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought
|The objectives of Desertification and Drought Day is to promote public awareness of the issue; to let people know that desertification and drought can be effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, and that key tools to this aim lay in strengthened community participation and cooperation at all levels; and to strengthen implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification.
|1 – 7th July
|Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought. Van Mahotsava or Forest Festival is an annual tree-planting festival celebrated in the month of July in which large number of trees are planted all over the country. Van Mahotsav week is celebrated from 1 st July to 7 th July to spread awareness of forest conservation, its rejuvenation and to save the environment. The Van Mahotsava week is a reminder that we must protect forests and stop deforestation and practice the 3R rule- Reduce, reuse and recycle.
|International Plastic Bag Free Day
|It was created as a worldwide initiative for the purpose of getting rid of the single-use of plastic bags around the world. It is all about promoting environmental conservation by encouraging us all to stay away from the use of plastic bags and instead look for more eco-friendly alternatives. International Plastic Bag Free Day gives us an opportunity to remind ourselves, and others, that every action we take, and every plastic bag we dispose of, effects the lives of everyone in the world for generations to come.
|World Population Day
|World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, including gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights. Let the students share their information through competitions.
|International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
|The day was designated by United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 2015 to raise awareness on the integral role of mangrove ecosystems as unique, special and vulnerable ecosystems, and to promote solutions for their conservation, sustainable management and utility. This day is a reminder of the pivotal role of mangroves in preserving ecosystems.
|World Nature Conservation Day
|The day is celebrated to spread awareness to preserve our natural resources. Today nature is facing a lot of challenges like deforestation, urbanization, the loss of flora and fauna, global warming among other things. The purpose of this day is to create awareness about the need to preserve the environment and natural resources in order to keep the world healthy.
|International Tiger Day
International Tiger Dayis celebrated to raise awareness for tiger conservation. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in Russia. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.
|World Lion Day
|The day is celebrated annually throughout the world as a day to commemorate the 'king of the jungle' and raise awareness about the need for its conservation. Lions maintain the ecological balance and ensure the protection of natural forests and help in the conservation of biodiversity. According to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, lions are a “vulnerable” species, meaning that their numbers could and should be higher. World Lion Day, therefore, is an opportunity for lion lovers all over the planet to push back against the decline in the range and habitat of the king of beasts.
|World Elephant Day
|World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on August 12 t h to help elephants and raise awareness about the importance of elephant survival, help protect elephants for maintaining the biodiversity of forests anddedicated to the preservation and protection of the world's elephants.
|International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
|16 th September,1994 was declared as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). The day marks the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that deplete the Ozone Layer, in 1987, to preserve the ozone layer and prevent further damage to it.Its principal aim is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it, with the ultimate objective of their elimination on the basis of developments in scientific knowledge and technological information.
|3rd Saturday of September
|International Coastal Clean-up Day
|International Coastal Cleanup Day is observed to conserve and protect the oceans and beaches. The objective of this day is to increase public awareness about the accumulation and negative impacts of litter in oceans, on coastlines and on beaches and to aware people about marine pollution and its effects.
|Zero Emission Day
|Zero Emissions Day is observed every year to give our planet a break from burning of fossil fuels for a day. The aim is to raise awareness about the harm caused by carbon emissions and to engage people towards more climate-friendly choices in their personal life.
|Green Consumer Day
|Green Consumer Day focuses primarily on awareness raising and the importance of recycling-reusing and reducing waste material. The aim is to spread awareness to protect the environment by selectively purchasing green products or services.
|2nd -8th of October
|The aim is to make people more aware of the conservation and protection of the wild life. To focus the people's attention towards the importance of conservation of the wild life. To implement more services to preserve the wild life.
|World Animal Welfare Day
|The main aim is to raise the status of animals and help improve their welfare standards across the globe.
|International Day of Climate Action
|This day is celebrated with the aim of sensitizing citizens and the states to take action to combat climate change and its impacts. According to UNDP, climate action “means stepped-up efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate-induced impacts, including: climate-related hazards in all countries; integrating climate change measures into national policies, strategies and planning; and improving education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity with respect to climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning.”
|National Pollution Prevention Day
|National Pollution PreventionDay is observed annually on December 2nd to remember the people who lost lives during 1984 Bhopal Gas Tragedy. Its main objective is “To spread awareness on managing and controlling industrial disasters; To prevent the pollution produced by industrial processes or human negligence; To make people and industries aware about the importance of pollution control acts
|National Energy Conservation Day
|This day is celebrated to highlight the importance of energy consumption and its use in our day-to-day life, its scarcity and its impact on sustainability of global eco systems. The objective to celebrate the National Energy Conservation Day is to drive mass awareness about the importance of energy efficiency and conservation, decision and practice of using the energyless and judiciously.