Important Events of February-2015.

February is National Wedding month, L.G.B.T.month
and Heart month.

Bharata Muni(sage) Jayanti(birthday) who composed

Natya Shastra(about dance) was born on Magha Purnima

as per Hindu calendar(in the month of February)

Aradhana or punya dina of Purandara Dasa(1484CE-1564CE)

is held on Pushya  Bahula Amavasya (a new moon day generally

in February-March)as per Hindu lunar calendar.He was a

prominent composer of Dasa Sahitya and one of the chief

proponents of Carnatic Music.

Parshwanatha was the 23rd Tirthankar of Jainism(C872-C772)

He was born on the 10th day of the dark half of the month of Pausha

and attained nirvana on Shravana shukla saptami according to

Hindu lunar calendar.
World Hijab Day.

Merger of rail budget with the union budget since February 1,2017.
February 1 to 7 is World Interfaith Harmony week.

Unit Trust of India was established on 1st February 1964

under the U.T.I.Act 1963 by the government of India.

Unit Trust of India is a  financial organization in India

which was created by the U.T.I.Act passed by the

Parliament on December 30, 1963.
February 2-Rheumatoid Arthrities Awareness Day.

Swami Shraddhananda(B:Feb 2,1856;D:December 23

1926)was an Indian educationist and an Arya Samaj

missionary who propagated the teachings of Swami

Dayananda Saraswati.

World Wetlands Day.

Feb:3-birthday of Raghuram Govind Rajan(1963);
he is the 23rd Governor of The Reserve Bank of India.
Birthday of Kannada author Siddalingayya(1954).
February 4–Death anniversary of Satyendranath Bose,
(B:January 1, 1894;D:February 4, 1974). He was an
Indian physicist specializing in mathematical physics.

Pandit Bhimsen Joshi(B:4 February 1922;D:24 January 2011)

was an Indian vocalist from Karnataka in the Hindustani

classical tradition.

Banaras Hindu University was established by Pandit Madan

Mohan Malaviya  in 1916. The inauguration of Banaras Hindu

University was held on 4th February, 1916.Lord Hardinge

who was viceroy formally inaugurated the University.

Feb:5-Birthday of K.S.Nissar Ahmed(1956),a prominent
poet and writer in Kannada language.

Sa.Shi.Marulayya(B:28 January, 1931;D:5 February 2016)

was a noted Kannada author, poet and teacher.

Abhishek Bachchan(B:February 5,1976)is an Indian film actor,

producer and playback singer.He is the son of veteran actors

Amitabh bachchan and Jaya Bachchan.
Feb:6-International day of Zero Tolerance to
Female Genital Mutilation.
Feb.7:First day of the Valentine week starts
with a rose day.Lovers greet each other with
beautiful crimson red roses.

G.S.Shivarudrappa(B:February 7,1926;D:December 23,2013)

was an Indian  Kannada poet and writer.

Feb:8-International Day of Safer Internet.

Baba Amte Death Anniversary(2008). He was
an Indian social worker, known for his work for
the rehabilitation and empowerment of poor people
suffering from leprosy.
Vittal Mallya(B:Feb:8,1924;D:1983)was an Indian
entrepreneur. He was the former chairman of the
United Breweries Group.
Feb:11-World Day of the Sick.

Norway’s independence day-1814 February 11.
Feb:12-Reproductive Health Awareness Day.
International Day of Women’s Health.
Child Soldier Awareness Day.

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of U.S.

(B:February 12, 1809;assassinated on April 15, 1865)

Dayananda Saraswati(B:February 12, 1824;D:October 30,1883)

was a Hindu religious leader who founded the Arya Samaj,

a Hindu reform movement of the vedic tradition.

Vaidehi(B:12 February, 1945) is a well-known Kannada writer.

Feb:14-National Organ Donors Day.

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Day.
The 2015 cricket world Cup is the 11th Cricket
World Cup, jointly hosted by Australia and
New Zealand from Feb:14 to 29 March,2015.
14 teams will play 49 matches in 14 venues.
Australia is staging 26 games, while New Zealand
hosts 23 games.
International Book Giving Day.

Margaret E. Knight (B:February 14,1838;D:October

12, 1914)was an American inventor.She has been

called ”the most famous 19th century woman inventor”.
Feb:15-Galileo Galilei(B:Feb.15, 1564-D:Jan.8,1642.)
discovered telescope in 1609.He was an Italian
physicist, mathematician,engineer,astronomer and
philosopher.
International childhood cancer day.
Feb:16-Dhundiraj Govind Phalke(Dada Saheb Phalke)
is known as the Father of Indian Cinema.He was
an Indian producer,director and screen writer.
(B:April 30,1870;D:Feb:16,1944).He directed
and produced ”Raja Harishchandra”,the first
silent movie in 1913 and laid the foundation
for the beginning of a massive feature film
industry, that now shines in India and abroad.
Raja Harishchandra was first shown publicly in
Coronation cinema, Mumbai on May 3, 1913.

Darshan(B:February 16, 1977) is an Indian film actor

in the Kannada film industry. He is the son of veteran

Kannada actor Toogudeepa Srinivasa.
Feb:17-Annual Talking Stick festival upto
March 1,2015.
Rani Gaidinlieu of Purvanchal State(B:-26 January,
1915;D:Feb:17,1993) is known for armed resistance
against the British Raj.She was Naga spiritual
and political leader.

Popular Front Day.
Feb:18 Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day.

Karnataka Bank was incorporated on 18 February, 1924

and commenced business on 23 May 1924.

Chi. Udayashankar(B:18 February 1934;D:3 July 1993)

was a lyricist of the Kannada film industry. He wrote

dialogues and lyrics  for many Kannada movies.

He got the name as ”Sahitya Ratna” for his work in

writing songs.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (B:February 18,1486;D:June 14,1534)

was a spiritual leader who founded Gaudiya Vaishnavism.
Feb:19-Chinese New Year-Year of Green Wood Sheep
or Goat.Chinese New Year Day is the new moon day
of the first lunar month. According to Chinese
astrology, each year is associated with an animal
sign, occuring in a 12 year cycle.It is also known
as the spring festival. Chinese New Year Day is
from Chinese Lunar Calendar. Chinese enter the
4712th year.
Feb:21-Global Information Governance Day.
International Human Rights Commission Constitution Day.

International Mother Language Day.

Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar(B:21 February 1894;D:1, January 1955)

was a well known Indian scientist. He is revered as the ”Father

of Research Laboratories”.
Feb:22-National Engineers week(Feb:22 to Feb:28)
A Day Without News.
World Thinking Day.
Kastur Ba(B:1869 April 1;D:Feb.22 1944) was the wife of
Gandhiji,She was a political activist fighting for
civil rights & Indian independence from the British.

George Washington was the first President of U.S.

(B:February 22, 1732;D:December 14,1799)

Panje Mangesh Raowas an Indian writer and poet.

(B:February 22,1874;D:1937)

Feb:23-National Magician Day in India.
The Rotary Club of Chicago was founded on 23, Feb.1905-
the world’s first service organization.
Paul P. Harris was the founder.
Play Tennis Day.
Feb:24-Single Tasking Day.

Talat Mahmood(B:1924 February 24;D:1998 May 9)

was an Indian playback singer who received Padma

Bhushana in 1992.

The Gregorian calendar was introduced by Pope Gregory

XIII on February 24, 1582.

Central Excise Day in India.
Feb:25-Pistol Patent Day-the anniversary of Samuel
colt’s 1836 patent for the Colt Revolver pistol.
Feb:26-Anosmia Awareness Day.
Personal Chef Day.

National Pistachio day.
Feb:27-International Polar Bear Day.
National Strawberry Day.
Feb:28-Rare Disease Day.
National Science Day is celebrated in India, to
mark the discovery of the Raman Effect by Indian
physicist, Sri Chandrasekhar Venkata Raman on
Feb:28,1928.

Egypt was declared independent from under the British

on 28 February, 1922.

Magha Shudhdha dvadashi is being celebrated as

birthday of shri Vadiraja Swamiji, the great  Dvaita

saint(B:1480-D:1600).He preached Madhva philosophy.

He attained nirvana on phalguna shukla tritiya.

Crick, Watson and Wilkins discovered chemical

structure of D N A on February 28, 1953.
Source:Collection.

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