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Indian Martial Arts

12th Jul, 2021

An Indian man in Singapore has won the top prize in a government-initiated competition for migrant workers for choreographing and performing a sequence of Silambam - a traditional martial art form practised in India since the 4th century BC

The Maharashtrian community in India is celebrating 'Shivrajyabhisek' (June 6), a day when Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was crowned as king of Maratha Swaraj in 1974. The event proved to be the watershed moment in Maratha history as it also marked the beginning of Hindavi Swarajya in India.

Jagadguru Basaveshwara

24th May, 2021

Prime Minister has bowed to Jagadguru Basaveshwara on Basava Jayanthi which was observed this month.

Whole nation paid tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion of his birth anniversary

April 18th was celebrated as World Heritage Day (UN’s International Day for Monuments and Sites). This year’s theme was “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”.

Pandemics can alter a society’s fundamental worldview, upend core economic structures and sway power struggles among nations

Madan Mohan Malviya

6th Jan, 2020

December 25 is the birth anniversary of Madan Mohan Malaviya, the famed Indian educationist and freedom fighter who is also called ‘Mahamana’.

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

29th Oct, 2019

As part of Sardar Vallabhai Patel's 144th birth anniversary celebrations, the Centre has directed police and central forces across the country to display portraits of the country's first Home Minister along with his message in their offices, to inspire people with his thoughts and also The National Unity Day is celebrated annually on October 31.

V D Savarkar

21st Oct, 2019

The election manifesto of Maharashtra BJP, released recently said the party will ask the NDA government at the Centre to confer country’s highest civilian award on Vinayak Damodar Savarkar.

The year 2019 marks the 150th birth anniversary of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Fondly remembered as the Father of the Nation, he is known to have inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

  • 2019 is the 89th Anniversary of DandiMarch that took place from 12 march to 6th April in 1930
  • Dandi March also marks the beginning of one of the first women movements in modern India.
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