National Security Day: Important Facts about Rashtriya Surak

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Apr 26, 2022, 10:07

National Security Day or Rashtriya Suraksha Diwas is celebrated on 4th March every year. The day is celebrated to honour the security forces of India and to commemorate the establishment of the National Safety Council (NSC). On this day, the people of India honour the military, para-military, commandos, police officials, guards, and India's security forces.

The celebration was later changed to a week-long event, “National Safety Week,” to highlight the importance of safety and security in public and private offices, schools, and colleges.

The first Indian National Security Day was celebrated in 1972. The onus of celebrating this day is taken up by the National Safety Council, established on 4th March 1966 by the Ministry of Labour. This council is a non-profit organization tasked with ensuring sustainability, safety, and security at a national level.

Objectives of National Security Day

The objectives of National Security Day include:

  • Achieve the participation of the public in valuing the importance of safety.
  • To promote the values and importance of safety in all sectors of life.
  • To implement safe practices at the workplace by considering safety measures as a priority to prevent accidents and mishaps.
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Activities Conducted to Celebrate National Security Day

  • Display of banners, pins, and posters demonstrating safety practices.
  • Safety competitions like slogans, essays, poems, poster making, and rangoli.
  • Conducting drama, exhibitions, practical demonstrations, and seminars.
  • Emergency drill and display of safety procedures.
  • Awareness programs through analysis of past accidents.

National Security and Safety Day Themes

Year

Theme

2021

Road Safety or Sadak Suraksha

2020

Enhance Safety and Health Performance by Use of Advanced Technologies

2019

Reinforcement of Positive Behavior at the Workplace / Realization of Safety and Health Goals.

2018

Reinforcement of Positive Behavior at the Workplace / Realization of Safety and Health Goals.

2017

Keeping One Another Safe

2016

Strengthen Safety Movement to Realize Zero Harm

2015

Management of Stress at the Workplace and Control Hazards / Safety: It takes All of Us.

National Security Day, celebrated as a week-long "National Safety Week," works to instill the practice of safety procedures everywhere.

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FAQs about National Security Day

When is National Security Day celebrated in India?

India celebrates National Security Day on 4th March. It was later extended to be a week-long celebration called, "National Safety Week".

Why is National Security Day celebrated on 4th March?

National Security Day is celebrated on 4th March to honour the security forces and is also the day of establishment of the National Safety Council by the Ministry of Labour.

When was the first National Security Day celebrated?

The first National Security Day was celebrated in 1972.

What is the objective of celebrating National Security Day?

The objective of celebrating National Security Day is to honour the security officials, spread awareness on safety practices in our daily lives, and commemorate the founding of the National Safety Council in 1966.

What was the National Security Day theme of 2021?

The National Security Day theme of 2021 was Road Safety or Sadak Suraksha.