World Social Justice Day in India

Updated: Feb 20



Many kinds of discrimination are arising among the people, which have become the reason for the distance between people. Due to this discrimination, many people have to face many problems. At the same time, 'World Social Justice Day' is celebrated every year to eliminate such evils, and this day has created to achieve many objectives. On this day, many kinds of programs organized to make people aware. This day celebrated every year to solve many problems related to race, class, gender, religion, culture, discrimination, unemployment.


Why World social Justice Days is Important?


Every year on 20th February, this day is celebrated all over the world. The day announced by the United Nations in 2007. For the same in 1995, the World Summit for Social Development held in Copenhagen, Denmark. In this summit, 117 political leaders have participated with the objectives "Establish a people-centred framework for social development, to build a culture of cooperation and partnership and to respond to the immediate needs of those who are most affected by human distress."


Following this, on 26 November 2007, the United Nations General Assembly designated February 20 as World Social Justice Day to meet the goals of WSSD. In the year 2009, 20 Feb is first celebrated all over the world. The UN and ILO are working together to fulfil the objectives of World Social Justice Day. Several works had completed by the United Nations and International Labor Organization to spread the importance of this day among society.


World Social Justice Day and India


While framing the Constitution of India, social justice took care, and At the same time, many such provisions exist in the constitution of our country created to ensure social justice. The Government of India is doing many things for social justice with the united nations. There are many types of people in India, apart from this, there are many practices in our country that are a threat to social justice, and our has also done many important things to fight these things.


Social Justice Day celebration in India

The Government of India has set up many such commissions that work for the interests of social justice. The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment of India also helps people with the help of many schemes. On the other hand, government organizations like the National Human Rights Commission, Laker National Women and Child Development Commission are working day and night for discrimination, unemployment and protection of children from our society. At the same time, on February 20, many programs are also organized by these organizations. Apart from this, many types of competition are held in this school among children, for example, essay writing, explaining this day through pictures, etc.


The need for social justice in India


There is a great need to eliminate things like poverty, unemployment, inequality in India. At the same time, many efforts have made by our Government to end these things. But still, in our country, these problems have not finished yet. The Government aware the people about the importance of education, not discrimination against the people and it is hoped that in the coming years, the Government of India will succeed in its goals.


World Social Justice Day Theme - 2021


Every year a topic is selected for World Social Justice Day. An attempt to make people aware of this topic. The theme chosen by the United Nations for World Social Justice Day for the year 2021 is A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy.


Through this theme, the United Nation has to address some of the issues related to working conditions on digital labour platforms. While digital labour platforms provide workers with more income-generating opportunities and benefits from flexible work arrangements, they also present a few challenges.

National Social Justice Day - 25 September


Just like that, Every year, the Government of India celebrates this day on 25 September. National Social Justice Day has celebrated in our country on this day. The objectives of which are similar to those of world social justice day.



Written By:

Dr. Sudhir Giri

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