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* 27 Nov 2021
National Milk Day is observed on November 26 in memory of the father of the white revolution in India, Dr. Verghese Kurien on his birth date.  He was a social entrepreneur who led Operation Flood, which became the largest agricultural dairy development programme. Kurien also played an important role in the formation of Amul. From 1973 to 2006, he served the Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF).
Source: firstpost.com


* 24 Nov 2021
Kempegowda Jayanthi
The birth anniversary of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda, the founder and designer of the Bengaluru city is celebrated on June 27, every year. From 2022 Bengaluru Habba will be held on June 26, 27 and 28.


* 1 Nov 2021
Karnataka Rajyotsava or Kannada Day is celebrated every year on November 1st commemorating the birth of the State of Karnataka amalgamating all the Kannada speaking regions in South India, including parts of Princely State of Mysore, Kannada speaking regions of Madras and Bombay Provinces and parts of Hyderabad estate.
The idea of a state for Kannada speaking people was first thought of by Aluru Venkata Rao (Karnataka Kulapurohita), the revolutionary Kannada Laureate as early as 1905. On November 1, 1956, the State of Mysore was born, and the name was later changed to Karnataka in 1973.

The Red and Yellow State Flag of Karnataka is unfurled and the State Anthem "Jaya Bharatha Jananiya Tanujate" is sung at government and other institutions.  There are cultural programs, processions. Contributors to the State are distinguished with the Rajyotsava Awards on this day.
Source: karnatakatourism.org



* 2 Oct 2021
Gandhiji was born in Porbandar, Gujarat to Karamchand Gandhi (alias Kaba Gandhi) & Putlibai on 2nd October in the year 1869. His birth anniversary is celebrated as "Gandhi Jayanthi".



* 5 Sep 2021
Teacher's day - 5th September
In India, since 1962, Sep 5th is celebrated as Teacher's day.  When  Dr.Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (5 Sep 1888 - 17 Apr 1975) became the second President of India, his students expressed the wish to celebrate his birthday as a special day.  He requested them to honour teachers and celebrate the day as Teacher's Day.
After completing his education at Madras Christian College in 1909, Dr.Radhakrishnan became Assistant Professor and later Professor of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College then subsequently Professor of Philosophy at the University of Mysore (1918-1921); the King George V Chair of Mental and Moral Science at the University of Calcutta (1921-1932) and Spalding Professor of Eastern Religion and Ethics at University of Oxford (1936-1952) by which he became the first Indian to hold a professorial chair at the University of Oxford. He also served as a Lecturer at Manchester College, Oxford in 1926, 1929, and 1930. In 1930 he was appointed Haskell lecturer in Comparative Religion at the University of Chicago.
Source: wikipedia.org


* Jul 2021
Children's Day - 14th November
Every year, the birthday of India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru is celebrated as Children's Day.