Indian Commonwealth Day - 24 May

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Indian-Commonwealth-Day---24-MayCommonwealth Day of India is celebrated every year on 24 May.

An Overview of the News 

  • Commonwealth Day is a global celebration that is usually celebrated on 13 March, but India and some other countries celebrate it on 24 May.

  • The theme for Commonwealth Day 2023 is "Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future".

  • In 2023, Commonwealth Day aims to promote a sense of shared humanity and solidarity.

  • The occasion aims to bring together the 2.5 billion citizens of the Commonwealth to recognize their shared values and principles.

  • Commonwealth Day provides an opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the achievements of the 54 Commonwealth countries.

  • Focus areas include addressing climate change and promoting gender equality.

History of Commonwealth Day:

  • It was started in 1902 to pay respect after the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901.

  • The first commemoration of Commonwealth Day took place on May 24, 1902, on the occasion of Queen Victoria's birthday.

  • In 1916, Commonwealth Day received official recognition as an annual celebration.

  • In 1958, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan changed the name of the event from Empire Day to Commonwealth Day.

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