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World Poetry Day observed on March 21

World Poetry Day is celebrated on March 21 every year across the world. During the UNESCO’s session held in Paris, in 1999, it was decided that 21 March shall be celebrated as World Poetry Day. One of the prime objectives of the Poetry Day is to support linguistic diversity through poetry and to provide opportunity ..

7th March Speech of Bangabandhu

Bangladesh observed the anniversary of the historic 7th March Speech of its founding President Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1971. About the Speech The historic speech was delivered by Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on 7th March 1971 at the Ramna Race Course in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The speech was a de facto declaration of Bangladesh’s independence from ..

Rajasthan Legislative Assembly passes Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020

The Rajasthan Municipality (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was recently passed by the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly to declare the entire Walled City area in Jaipur as a ‘no construction zone’. Under the new Act, the state government will get the right to declare a particular area of the urban bodies of the state as No-construction zone to ..

UNESCO celebrates International Mother Language Day

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) launched International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in 1991, with an objective of gaining global support for preserving the diversity of languages, with special focus on indigenous languages. This year, UNESCO has declared ‘Languages without borders’ as the theme for International Mother Language Day 2020. In India, ..

World Radio Day, 2020 observed on February 13

The proclamation of UNESCO member states was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 to celebrate February 13 as the World Radio Day. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Radio and Diversity’. The day celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of radio and access to information. This year, the day is ..

Jaipur formally certified as World Heritage site

The Pink City of India, Jaipur, was formally certified as a World Heritage site by the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay. The World Heritage City certificate was presented at a ceremony held at the historic Albert Hall of Jaipur. It was also announced that UNESCO would collaborate with the Tourism department of Rajasthan Government ..

International Day of Education

January 24 is observed as the International Day of Education every year by UNESCO. It celebrates the role of education for Development and Peace. The theme for this year’s International Day of Education is “LEARNING FOR PEOPLE, PLANET, PROSPERITY AND PEACE”.  On December 2018, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution, which declared ..

International Day of Education observed on  24th January

January 24 is observed as the International Day of Education every year by the specialized agency of United Nations named-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It celebrates the role of education for global development and peace.  In December 2018, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution, which declared January 24 as ..