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National Sports Day

               On August 29 2017 Prime Minister Narendra Modi tribute to the legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, and congratulated all sportspersons on the occasion of National Sports Day.
               He also launched National Sports Talent Search Portal.It will give essential direction and support to youngsters to pursue their ambition in sports.

 

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About Dhyan Chand:
              August 29 marks the birth anniversary of India’s hockey legend, Major Dhyan Chand. In order to honour him this day is celebrated as National Sports Day.
              He earned three gold medals for India during the 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympics. He is Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control.
              He was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1956 by the Indian government for his splendid contribution to Indian hockey.

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National Handloom Day

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August 7 was declared as the National Handloom Day in 2015 to mark the 1905 Swadeshi movement.
History:
          It was on August 7, 1905 that the formal proclamation of the Swadeshi Movement was made in a meeting at the Calcutta Town hall. The movement involved boycotting British products and the revival of domestic products and production processes.
Background:
          This was observed across the country to honour the handloom weavers and to encourage people to use hand-made loom in the country.
Importance:
    • According to goverment data, 95 percent of the world's hand woven fabric comes from India. This sector contributes nearly 15 percent of the cloth production in the country. It also contributes to the country's export earnings.The assam goverment has already announced an ambitious Muga Mission to increase production with a cost of 100 crore rupees.
    • Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has said that weavers in the northeast would be given several services through Weavers Service Centres. These Services Centres will serve as one-stop centres for various services like banking, passport, insurance, PAN card, Voter ID and Adhaar.

 

 

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World Homeopathy Day: International Convention Organised in New Delhi

          Minister of State (Independent Charge) for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the National Convention on World Homeopathy Day on 10 April 2017 at New Delhi. 

           The event was organized to commemorate the 262nd birth anniversary of the founder of Homeopathy, Dr. Christian Friedrich Samuel Hahnemann, a German physician, who was a great scholar, linguist and acclaimed scientist. The theme of the convention is "Enhancing Quality Research in Homeopathy through scientific evidence and rich clinical experiences".



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World Health Day: 7 April

            World Health Day is celebrated on 7th of April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. The theme of 2017 World Health Day is 'Depression: Let's Talk'.




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International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: 06th April

            6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly. On the occasion of the 2017 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) launches the digital campaign #WePlayTogether to encourage organizations and individuals.


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