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Significant Dates in the Month of August

August is the eighth month according to the Julian and Gregorian calendars. This particular month was originally named Sextilis in Latin. In the Indian context, this particular month has immense importance as it is the month when India gained its independence. It is also a month when the monsoon is in full swing which an excellent news for the economy as a whole.

Instilling the Spirit of Friendship

Instilling the Spirit of FriendshipFirst Sunday of August is observed as International Friendship day. UN officially recognized 30th July as the International Friendship Day but maximum countries around the globe celebrate it on the first Sunday of August. It helps in forging a special bond among the fellow human beings irrespective of their color, creed and ethnicity.

Remembering Humanity

Remembering Humanity6 August is observed as Quit India Day. It is the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima and a few days later the city of Nagasaki was also targeted .The bombings resulted in the end of World War II but these two cities were massively destroyed. The civilian casualties were likely at 200,000 and more people expired later because of their grievous injuries and illnesses. This particular day is now the focal point of anti-nuclear and anti-war deliberations and protests.

Significance of ‘Quit India’

Significance of Quit India9 August, Quit India Day has very special significance in Indian history. India was under British rulers for more than 200 years. It is considered as the most vital movements and a turning point in the freedom struggle. The Father of the Nation advised the Indian masses to protect against the brutal British rule and ‘Quit India‘ was the ultimate war cry. Even after so many years, this is observed with complete reverence.

Caring for the Youth

Caring for the Youth12 August is observed as International Youth Day. This day is observed to raise awareness about the importance of improving the condition of the youth. The General Assembly has specifically prioritized fifteen important areas which should be focused upon with regards to youth development.

Being Independent

Being Independent15 August is celebrated as the Indian Independence Day. Indian independence is the most emotional, brave, illustrious chapters of Indian history. This day is observed annually with flag-hoisting ceremonies, parades, and cultural events.

Inspiring Peace and Harmony

Inspiring Peace and Harmony20 August, is observed as Sadbhavna Diwas. This day is observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi and to inspire national integration, peace, love and communal harmony among the Indian people of all religions.

Remembering a Legend

Remembering a Legend29 August is observed as the National Sport’s Day in India. The government of India announced 29 August as the National Sport’s day to commemorate the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand. He was conferred with the title ‘The Wizard’ for his unbelievable hockey skills. This day is celebrated with much gusto by the government of India.

August is a special month for every Indian and it is also a month which gives some chilling facts about the entire humanity.

Author: Soumya Banerjee

Soumya Banerjee is the General Manager of Sketch Web Solutions, a mobile & web development company based in India. He has been adeptly handling this role for over five years now and has advised his professionals on many advanced and complicated IT projects. You can follow Mr. Banerjee on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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