Goodwill Day Quick Facts

Event NameGoodwill Day ()
Event LevelNational 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
  • Dr.Mehta
  • 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 AugustHiroshima Day - International Day
10 AugustDengue prevention day - International Day
12 AugustWorld Elephant Day - International Day
12 AugustInternational Youth Day - International Day
13 AugustWorld Organ Donation Day - International Day
15 AugustIndependence Day: India - National Day
19 AugustWorld Photography Day - International Day
20 AugustWorld Mosquito Day - International Day
20 AugustGoodwill Day - National Day
26 AugustInternational Women's Equality Day - International Day
29 AugustNational Sports Day - National Day
30 AugustInternational Small Industry Day - International Day
31 AugustWorld Sanskrit Day - International Day
अगस्त माह का पहला रविवार of AugustInternational Friendship Day - International Day
अगस्त माह का पहला सप्ताह of AugustWorld 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.

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