Know why International Day for Poverty Alleviation is celebrated?

Poverty Alleviation Day is celebrated internationally on 17th October every year. The aim of celebrating this day is to raise awareness about the efforts being made to eradicate poverty in the world. All development works and schemes are released on this day. However, India is yet to move beyond poverty. Even before independence, the country was suffering from the outbreak of poverty and even after independence. On 17th October, the International Day for Poverty Alleviation is an attempt to raise awareness about poverty reduction.

The same United Nations declared 22 December 1992 as International Day for Poverty Alleviation on October 17 every year. The day was first celebrated in France in 1987. Due to this, about 1 lakh people had demonstrated human rights. At the same time, there was a demand for a fight against additional poverty and sustainable development.

The same Global Hunger Index 2021 was released on October 15. World Food Day is celebrated on 16th October and International Day for Poverty Alleviation is observed on 17th October. The main goal of celebrating both days is to eradicate hunger and poverty. But the recent report of global starvation on 15th October surprised India. India ranked 101st out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index. India was ranked 94th out of 107 countries in 2020. In 2021, India lags behind its neighbouring countries Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. However, India was also stunned after releasing the rankings.

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