January 2017: Important Days
January 4: World Braille Day
- The World Braille Day is observed every year across the world on 4 January to mark the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, inventor of Braille script or Braille code.
January 10: World Hindi Day
- The World Hindi Day is observed annually on 10 January. On this occasion, Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has conducted special events to spread the greatness of the language through its missions abroad.
- Besides, the Department of Official Language (Rajbhasha) also organises several events to mark this day.
January 12: National Youth Day
- The National Youth Day is observed every year on 12 January to mark the birth anniversary of social reformer, philosopher and thinker Swami Vivekananda.
- To celebrate, the 21st National Youth Festival was held in Rohtak, Haryana.
The theme this Festival was ‘Youth for Digital India’.