1800 , this day the British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent.
The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company.
Pillar in memory of the revolt in Vellore
1945, this day an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima,by USA , followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki(August 9)
Quit India Day
Congress Working Committee approved the resolution which declared the ending of British Rule. The historic session of the All India Congress Committee began on the 7th August 1942 and was concluded after midnight of 8th/9th .
Freedom at Midnight
India celebrates Independence Day on August 15 each year. After more than two hundred years of British rule, India finally won back its freedom on 15th August, 1947,India became an independent nation on the midnight of August 15, 1947.
In his historic Speech at Red Fort, New Delhi the Prime MinisterSpoke to the nation,
“At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom. A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new…India discovers herself again.”
In India 5th September is celebrated as Teaches’ Day as a mark of tribute to the contribution made by teachers to the society. 5th September is the birthday of a great teacher Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, who was a staunch believer of education, and was the well-known diplomat, scholar, President of India and above all a Teacher.When Dr. Radhakrishnan became the President of India in 1962, he was approached by some of his students and friends and requested him to allow them to celebrate 5th September, his “Birthday”. In reply, Dr.Radhakrishnan said, “Instead of celebrating my birthday separately, it would be my proud privilege if September 5 is observed as Teachers’ Day”. The request showed Dr.Radhakrishnan’s love for the teaching profession.
World Ozone Day
This day is observed to mark the day back in 1987 when the Montreal Protocol was signed.World Ozone Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly. The day is mainly intended to spread awareness of the depletion of the Ozone Layer and search for solutions to preserve it
Mahatma Gandhi, also known as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869. He was a political and spiritual leader in India and played a key role in the Indian independence movement. Gandhi developed the technique of non-violent agitation, “Satyagraha”.
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