This Day for You - June 25
✔ June 25 is observed worldwide as the Day of the Seafarer.
In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer as a way to recognize that almost everything that we use in our daily lives has been directly or indirectly affected by sea transport.
This year, the annual Day of the Seafarer (DotS) will be celebrating its 10th anniversary today.
2020 campaign – Seafarers are Key Workers
Seafarers are on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, playing an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods, such as food, medicines and medical supplies. However, the crisis has led to difficult working conditions for seafarers, including uncertainties and difficulties about port access, re-supply, crew changeovers and repatriation.
✔ The infamous National Emergency of India was announced today back in 1975!
According to the Indian Constitution, an emergency may be imposed during 'war, external aggression or armed rebellion in the whole of India or a part of its territory.'
In 1966 Mrs. Indira Gandhi, was elected Prime Minister of India. She took control of both government and Congress, and her re-election in 1971 was found to be the result of election fraud by what is called manipulation of state machinery. The war with Pakistan in 1971, a trembling economy and a public upheavel against misleading politics led Mrs. Gandhi to call up for an Emergency lest her rule should be put to a rest!
You Share Your Birthday With:
1903 - George Orwell : Eric Arthur Blair, better known by his pen name George Orwell, was an English novelist and essayist, journalist and critic. His famous works include:Animal Farm and 1984
1974 - Karisma Kapoor : She is an Indian film actress. One of the most popular Hindi film actresses of the 1990s and early 2000s, she is the recipient of several accolades, including a National Film Award and four Filmfare Awards.
ON THIS DAY
1932: India played its first official test match at the Lord's Cricket Ground, London.
1947: 1st edition of The Diary Of A Young Girl also known as The Diary of Anne Frank got published.
1975: The then President of India Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed officially issued the declaration of Emergency Rule under Article 352 (1) that was withdrawn on 21 March, 1977.
1978: The Rainbow Flag that represents gay pride was first flown at San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
1993: Kim Campbell became the first female PM of Canada.