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Days that Matter in 2009

September 2019

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The Days that Matter could help to highlight the concerns and apprehensions of the youth today They need a mention in the school calendar. Each special day can be organized in a different way:
  • Have a special assembly
  • Enact a play
  • Write a poem or a slogan
  • Organize a quiz or a debate
  • Do a cleanup drive
  • Have a tree planting program
  • Plant a peace garden
  • Have a poster competition
  • Hold a ‘Just a Minute’ competition
  • Call a renowned speaker
  • Hold a classroom board display
  • Have a photo display
  • Organize a field trip
  • Make crafts using local material; or recycled material
  • Organize a candle light walk
  • Have a cycle rally

8th September - World Literacy Day:

World Literacy Day was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965 One in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women. India also needs to step up its literacy campaign. Each one, teach one can be taken up by many more school children.

16th September - World Ozone Day:

It is a day when the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer was signed on the 16th of September 1987 This day is important to reiterate our commitment to the environment. With the use of CFCS the ozone layer is thinning specially at the poles.

21st September -United Nations International Day of Peace:

The UN declares this day as 'A day of global ceasefire, and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the day'.

27st September -World Tourism Day:

This day is celebrated to appreciate the benefit of tourism in our economy, culture, diplomacy etc. Tourism increases first hand knowledge of places and an understanding of cultures.

28th September -Green Consumer Day:

This day would help to highlight the need to reduce, reuse and recycle. Recycling resources would reduce the problem of excessive consumerism today.