Goodwill Day Quick Facts
|Event Name||Goodwill Day ()|
|Event Level||National Day|
Goodwill Day Brief
In India, the birthday of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi is celebrated every year on 20 August as Sadbhavna Diwas. It is also known as 'Samarsata Diwas' and 'Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Day'. Goodwill means having good feelings towards each other. Rajiv Gandhi was a youth leader and Prime Minister of India.
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Importance of Sadbhavana Day:
Every year 'Sadbhavna Diwas' is celebrated in the memory of Rajiv Gandhi, who dreamed of making India a developed nation. The vision of making India a developed nation can be clearly seen through the many social and economic works done by him for the country.
The enthusiastic and inspirational words of his speeches given for the development of the country on his anniversary are always remembered. Every word said by him was very inspirational, which inspires the youth of the country to lead India even today.
“India is an old country, but a young nation; As young people everywhere, we are eager. I am young and I have also had a dream. I have dreamed of an India that is strong, independent, self-reliant, and a leader among all the nations of the world in the service of humanity.
Promise of Goodwill Day:
"I take this solemn pledge that I will work for the emotional unity and goodwill of all the people of India irrespective of caste, region, religion and language. And I swear that without violence through constitutional means and dialogue I will surely eliminate the distance between each other.
Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award recipient:
To know the prestige achieved by the contestants in various fields, 'Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Puraskar' is distributed by 'Rajiv Gandhi Sanstha' on this day. The award is given every year on the birthday of Rajiv Gandhi at a function held on 20 August. The award carries a citation and an amount of Rs.3 lakh. The following are the names of the recipients of 'Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavna Puraskar':-
- Mother Teresa
- Sunil Dutt
- Lata Mangeshkar
- Ustad Bismillah Khan
- KR Narayan
- Jagan Nath Kaul
- Dilip Kumar
- Maulana Wahiuddin Khan
- Kapila Vatsyan
- Muhammad Yunus
- Hiteshwar Saikia and Subhadra Joshi (Joint)
- Nirmala Deshpande
- Teesta Setalvad and Harsh Mander (Joint)
- SN Subbarao, Swami Agnivesh and Madari Moideen (Joint)
- N Radhakrishnan
- Hem Dutta
- Muzaffar Ali (India's famous filmmaker)
- Gautam bhai
Important Days of August Month - (National Days and International Days):
|Day||Event Name - Event Level|
|06 August||Hiroshima Day - International Day|
|10 August||Dengue prevention day - International Day|
|12 August||World Elephant Day - International Day|
|12 August||International Youth Day - International Day|
|13 August||World Organ Donation Day - International Day|
|15 August||Independence Day: India - National Day|
|19 August||World Photography Day - International Day|
|20 August||World Mosquito Day - International Day|
|20 August||Goodwill Day - National Day|
|26 August||International Women's Equality Day - International Day|
|29 August||National Sports Day - National Day|
|30 August||International Small Industry Day - International Day|
|अगस्त माह का पहला रविवार of August||International Friendship Day - International Day|
|अगस्त माह का पहला सप्ताह of August||World Breastfeeding Week - International Day|
Goodwill Day FAQs:
Goodwill Day is observed every year on 20 August.
Yes, Goodwill Day is an National Day that is celebrated every year on August all over the India.