{15 March 2020} World Consumer Rights Day : Importance, History & Celebration (Consumers International)

15th March International & National, World Consumer Rights Day (विश्व उपभोक्ता अधिकार दिवस) 2020 : Consumer Protection Day – WCRD 2020 Date, Importance, History & Celebration (Consumers International)

World Consumer Rights Day 2020

World Consumer Rights Day 2020 : On 1962, March 15 then US President John F Kennedy address the US Congress regarding the four basic consumer rights,  later called the Consumer Bill of Rights. He was the first world leader to address consumer rights. The original four consumer rights are:
  • The right to safety
  • The right to be informed
  • The Right to choose, and
  • The right to be heard.

World Consumer Rights Day 2020 : Overview
Name of Day (Event) World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD)
Meaning in Hindi विश्व उपभोक्ता अधिकार दिवस
Official Website https://www.consumersinternational.org/
Name of Organisation Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA)
First World Consumer Rights Day 15th March 1962
Observed on March 15
Significance Raising global awareness about consumer rights and needs
Observed by India, All World
National Consumer Day in India 24th December
Pi Day 2020 Date March 15, 2020
Pi Day 2021 Date March 15, 2021

World Consumer Rights Day : History

History of Consumer Rights Day: World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15th March 1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights. He was the first world leader to do so. The consumer movement first marked that date in 1983 and now uses the day every year to mobilise action on important issues and campaigns.

International Consumer Rights Day : Importance

Importance of Consumer Rights Day: World Consumers Day aims to highlight that rights of all consumers are respected and protected and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights.

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Ques 1: When is world consumer day celebrated?

Answer: World Consumer Day is celebrated on 15 March.

Ques 2: What is the importance of celebrating 15 march as worlds consumer day ?

Answer: The day is observed with an aim to raise awareness about the basic rights of consumers. The participants of the occasion demand that basic rights of the consumers should be respected and protected.

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