World No Alcohol Day
World No Alcohol Day is held on October 2. This event in the first decade of the month October is annual. Help us
In 2008, India proposed a World No Alcohol Day during the World Health Assembly in Geneva. They chose the date of October 2nd as it marked the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who was born in 1869. Gandhi was a social activist who led the Temperance Movement in India.
This globally celebrated international event:Highlights the drawbacks and health issues because of alcohol consumptionExtends a helping hand towards those addicted people who struggle during their alcohol withdrawal stages.
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International Doctor’s Day on October 2 (on the first monday of October);
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