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Significance of April(First half)

Updated on June 1, 2010
 I A F planes on a fantastic show
I A F planes on a fantastic show
 Dr.B.R.Ambedkar- voice of downtrodden in India
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar- voice of downtrodden in India
 Nintingle of India-Latha Mangeshkar
Nintingle of India-Latha Mangeshkar
  Pandit Ravishankar ,who popularised sitar in the whole world
Pandit Ravishankar ,who popularised sitar in the whole world
 Kohinoor diamond  of India. England should return it to India
Kohinoor diamond of India. England should return it to India

April is significant

As I have done in some of my previous hubs, here I try try to bring to the forth some important events taken place in the momth of April.

APRIL 1

1933-Indian Airforce was started.

Popularly celebrated as 'world fools Day'.

April 2

*world childrens litereture Day

1933- Death of RanjithSinghji, Famous cricketer who had won the admiration of even British cricket lovers. In his honour, "Ranji Trophy is instituted in India"

April-31984- First Indian cosmonaut, Rakesh Sharma, flies to space, in Soviet space shuttle

April-4

*Death anniversary of Chatrapathi Sambhaji, son of Chatrapathi Shivaji, who died in1680

1990- Latha Mangeshkar, celebrated singer form India, was awarded prestigious 'Dadasaheb Phalke award ' for her yeoman service to Indian film field.

April-5

*National Maritime dAy is celebrated in India

1961-First Government owned Pharmaseutical company started in India-1961

April-6

1930- Mahathma Gandhiji starts 'Salt Sathyagraha' in India

1850- Famous 'Kohinoor' diamond was taken by Britishers , from India to England.

April-7

1920- World famous sitar player Pandit Ravishankar born

* observed as -*World HEalth Day'

April-8

Death anniversary of Mangal Pondey, who revolted against Britishrule, in 1857 Indian war of independence

April-9

1984-Captain Banihal Singh of Indian army created world record by crossing Banihal pass with the help of just a hand glider

April-10

1875- Swami Dayanand Saraswathi announces the founding of Arya samaj to reform Hinduism.

April-11

1919-Establishment of International Labour Union

April-12

1961- Yuri Gagarin , first cosmonaut, travels in the space.

*celebrated as world Aviation and cosmonauties day.

April-13

1699- 10th Sikh Guru, Govindsinghji starts Khalsa sect.

1919- Jallianwala bagh massacre takes place in Amritsar,India.

April-14

1865- Abraham Linclon ,dies.

1891- Birth of Dr. babasaheb Ambedkar

*Observed as 'Fire Brigade Day'

April-15

1469-Birth of sikh Guru GurunanakDev.

1950-Starting of Bhudan movement in India.

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      Smitha 5 years ago

      my hubbys birthday on 16 April, very important

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      vims 9 years ago

      Mr Prasadji Jain

      A very information packed mail.

      Now we know April. And also that it is not Fools Day Month....

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 9 years ago from Tumkur

      Dear prem,

      Indian new year starts on the first day of Chaitra masam.It need not be Apr.14 itself.It may be a couple of days this or that side.But in most years , it falls in April only. As exact christian date cannot be fixed, it is not mentioned.

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      ratnaveera 9 years ago from Cumbum

      Dear Sir, Thank you for presenting and remembering all important events of April first half.

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      prems4u 9 years ago from KERALA Cochin

      In APRIL 14 TH

      ACCORDING TO INDIAN CALENDER A NEWYEAR STARTS ..

      Keralites CELEBRATES VISHU in That Day...