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28th October - A Day in the life of India

Today is 28th October, let's learn about the importance of this day in the history of India, Birthdays of famous personalities and any major events happened in India on this day. 

In the year 2019, this is the next day of Diwali and is celebrated as Govardhan Puja and Annakut Utsav.

Why Govardhan Puja is celebrated?
Trivia - Bhagavan Shri Krishna was just 7 yrs old when he lifted Govardhan hill on his left hand's little finger for 7 days. He did fast for 8 Prahar of 7 days. That's why he's offered 56 Bhog (8 prahar× 7 Days) on this day.

DayMonday, 28 October 2019
Festivals, ObservationsGovardhan Puja

Travelling suggestion for the day.
  • "Rann Ki Kahaaniya" starting from 28th October 2019. This "Rann Utsav" will end by 23rd February 2020. To Book Click Here and to Know more about it Go to https://www.rannutsav.net/

28th October in the history of India

2019 - With All Nippon Airways (ANA) launch of direct flight between Tokyo to Chennai, Chennai became the first South Indian city to get direct connectivity to Japan. Over all Chennai became the 3rd city in India to have direct flight connectivity between India and Japan after Delhi and Mumbai.
2019 - 1985-batch Indian Police Service Officer Anup Kumar Singh appointed as the new Director General of National Security Guard (NSG) from October 28 2019.

Birthdays on 28th October

  • 1958 - Ashok Chavan, Indian businessman and politician, 16th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
  • 1955 - Indra Nooyi, is an Indian-American businesswoman, she was the former CEO of PepsiCo. She has consistently ranked among the world's 100 most powerful women. In 2014, she was ranked at number 13 on the Forbes list of The World's 100 Most Powerful Women and was ranked the 2nd most powerful woman on the Fortune list in 2015.
  • 1867 - Sister Nivedita or (Bhagini Nivedita), was an Irish-Indian social worker, author & educationist. In 2017, the house of Sister Nibedita in Bagbazar, Kolkata, was renovated by the West Bengal Govt and handed over to Ramakrishna Mission. 'Roy Villa' in Darjeeling, where Sister Nivedita breathed her last, was handed over to Ramakrishna Mission in 2014. In 2017, Mamata Banerjee unveiled a Heritage Blue Plaque at Sister Nivedita's home in London. (died on 13th October 1911).

Deaths on 28th October

  • 2019 - Mano, Tamil actor, known for his role in film 'Puzhal'
  • 2013 - Rajendra Yadav, Indian author (born - 1929)
  • 1627 - Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India (born - 1569)

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