October 12: World Arthritis Day, Know more about History of this day

October 12 is celebrated as World Arthritis Day all over the world. Read the blog to know more about this day.

The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the five Nobel Prizes, which was established by the will of Swedish industrialists. Every year various prizes are given to those, who have proved themselves worthy of this honour. Let us look at the blog to know about the 2007 Nobel prize.

History – India

1967 – Death Anniversary of Ram Manohar Lohiya 

(Ram Manohar Lohiya Ji)

Ram Manohar Lohia (23 March 1910 – 12 October 1967) was an activist in the Indian freedom movement and a communist political pioneer. During the last period of British principle in India, he worked with the Congress Radio which was communicated secretly from different spots in Bombay until 1942. Ram Manohar Lohia was one of the originators of the Congress Socialist Party and In 1936, he was chosen by Jawaharlal Nehru as the secretary of the Foreign Department of the All India Congress Committee. In 1938, he began to build up his own political point of view by basically inspecting positions held by the Gandhian initiative of the Congress and the Communists who had filled the CSP.

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2008 – Saint Alphonsa became the first Saint lady of India 

(Tomb of Saint Alphonsa, St. Mary’s Syro-Malabar Church, Kerala )

Saint Alphanso (19 August 1910 – 28 July 1946) was an Indian religious sister and instructor. On 12 October 2008, she was the primary Indian lady to be sanctified as a saint by the Catholic Church and the first consecrated saint of the Syro-Malabar Church, an Eastern Catholic Church situated in Kerala. Her feast day is celebrated on 28 July all over India. On 2 December 1953, Cardinal Eugene Tisserant initiated the diocesan cycle and Alphonsa was pronounced a Servant of God dependent on the cases of her miraculous mediation. In 1985, Pope John Paul II officially endorsed a supernatural occurrence ascribed to her intervention and on 9 July she became “Venerable Sister Alphonsa”.

1908 – Birth Anniversary of Dr. Atmaratm 

Dr. Atmaram (12 October 1908 – 6 February 1983) was an Indian Scientist who won the splendid Padma Shri award for his commitment in Indian science. In his memory, the Atmaram Award is given by the Central Institute of Hindi, a self-sufficient establishment run by the Ministry of Human Resource Development of the Government of India. He was the Director of Central Glass and Ceramic Research Institute and expected the post of Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research on 21 August 1966. He was likewise Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister and Union Cabinet on Science and Technology from 1977 to 1983.

History – International

1996 – World Arthritis Day

( Logo of World Arthritis Day)

World Arthritis Day is a global awareness-raising day celebrated on October 12 all over the world. This day is a focal point of efforts to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis, rheumatic diseases, and musculoskeletal conditions. According to surveys, the severity of rheumatic diseases and Inflammatory rheumatic diseases are increasing rapidly and affecting over seven million people including nearly 300,000 children every year. Since 1996, this day has been celebrated with the aim of “Don’t Delay, Connect Today,” which highlights the importance of early diagnosis of RMDs.

2007 – AL Gore and IPCC shared the  Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize of 2007 was shared between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Al Gore on October 12 in two equal parts. The prize was announced to them for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change by The Norwegian Nobel Committee.

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