Events & Observances Current Affairs - 2019

Latest Events & Observances Current Affairs 2019-20 related to important days, weeks and months. In this category, we put important days celebrated and observed in India and states.

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SARAS Aajeevika Mela launched

SARAS Aajeevika Mela is an initiative under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY – NRLM). The objective of the initiative is to bring the rural women SHGs – Self Help Groups under one platform. This is to help them show – case their skills, sell their products and build linkages with buyers. Through the initiative the women will get exposure to understand the demand of urban customers.

About the Mela

The Mela is being organized by the CAPART – Council for Advancement of People’s action and rural Technology, the marketing arm of the ministry of rural development.

The Mela is to be organized in the lawns of India Gate between 10th October 2019 and 23rd October 2019. Over 200 stalls are to be set up. More than 500 SHG women from all over the country are expected to participate.

During the Mela the ministry has also planned to conduct workshops to sharpen the skills of the participating women in GST, marketing, e – marketing, product design, book keeping, etc.

Highlights of the Mela

  • Kalamkari sarees of Andhra Pradesh – Kalamkari is the ancient style of painting done on cotton or silk fabric. They are hand painted. Only natural dyes are used in the process. It involves 23 steps.
    • Apart from these, there are also Kosa sarees from Chattisgarh, IIkal saress from Karnataka,Tasar silk from Jharkhand, etc.
  • Madhubani painting from Bihar – It is an art that has eye – catching geometrical patterns. It includes ritual content like Kali Puja, surya shasti, upanayana, holi and durga pooja.
    • It also includes Sikki crafts and lac bangles from Bihar, terracotta from Haryana, Dokra craft, Sabai grass products
  • Natural food Products

9-15 October: National Postal Week 2019 celebrated

National Postal Week is being celebrated in the country from 9 October to 15 October 2019 to create awareness about the role and contributions of postal sector in social and economic development as well as in lives of people and business. The National Postal Week involves various programmes which started with celebration of the World Post Day on October 9.

About National Postal Week 2019

The week is celebrated to commemorate the establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Swiss capital Berne. The weekly celebrations which will conclude on 15 October 2019 are also aimed at generating a broader awareness about India Post’s role and activities among the public and media at national level.

Regions Celebrated: The postal circle is observing National Postal Week in each of 6 regions under its jurisdiction- Goa, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune and Aurangabad.

To focus on various services provided by Department of Posts as part of week-long exercise, the department would celebrate-

  1. World Post Day- on October 9
  2. Savings Bank Day- 10 October
  3. Postal Life Insurance Day- 11 October
  4. Philately Day- 12 October
  5. Business Development Day- 14 October
  6. Mail Day- 15 October