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World Meteorological Day & Martyrs Day – March 23

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World Meteorological Day and Martyrs Day  is observed on March 23, 2016

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day is annually held on or around March 23 to remember the World Meteorological Organization’s establishment on that date in 1950World Meteorology Day

  • World Meteorological Day is being observed on March 23. It highlights that, without urgent action to cut emissions, the trend of increasing temperatures and the frequency and intensity of extreme events will accelerate.
  • It showcases the essential influence of National Meteorological and Hydrological Services to the safety and wellbeing of society.
  • The WMOreleased statement on the Status of the Climate in 2015 gave details of record land and sea surface temperatures, ocean warming, sea level rise and extreme weather events around the world.

The theme of World Meteorological Day is: Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future.

Martyrs day

Martyrs Day

March 23, 2016 is declared as the Martyrs day in India to remember the sacrifice and pay homage to the Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar and Shivaram Rajguru who were fought for India against the British rule for independence.

  • It was on this day, in 1931 that they were martyred in Lahore jail and cremated on the banks of SatlujRiver at Hussainiwala in Ferozpur district of Punjab.