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Minorities Rights Day 2020: History And Significance Of This Day In India

Every year, 18 December is observed as the Minorities Day in India. The day is observed by the National Commission of India. The Minorities Day focusses on celebrating the better, harmony and respect for the people belonging to the minority communities. Today we are here to tell you more about this day in detail.


It was on 18 December 1992 when the United Nations (UN) adopted and broadcast the statement on the right of an individual belonging to Linguistic and/or Ethnical Minorities. The broadcast by the UN focussed on the religious linguistics, national and cultural identities of people belonging to the minority highlighted that these identities should be preserved, protected and respected by the countries these people reside in.

Significance Of Minorities Day

  • Minorities Day highlights the importance of minorities in India.
  • The day also aims to take are of the people who are socially and economically challenged, no matter what caste and social status they belong to.
  • The day emphasises on improving the life and conditions of people who belong to minority groups.
  • The day also aims at promoting and raising the awareness about the linguistics, natural, religious and cultural identities.