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National Consumer Rights Day 2023: Date, theme, History

Utkarsh Classes 23-12-2023
National Consumer Rights Day 2023: Date, theme, History Important Day 3 min read

National Consumer Rights Day is held every year on 24 December. National Consumer Rights Day will be observed on a Sunday this year. The Consumer Protection Act was approved in 1986 and gained the President's approval on December 24, 1986. Since then, this day has been established as National Consumer Rights Day to honour the occasion. 

What are Consumer Rights?

  • Consumer rights imply that every consumer or buyer worldwide has the right to get information about the quality, purity, price, and standard of various items, goods, and services. 
  • However, to raise awareness about consumer rights, an annual event, Consumer Rights Day, must be held on a worldwide scale.

National Consumer Rights Day Meaning

  • National Consumer Rights Day is sometimes mistaken with World Consumer Rights Day, observed on March 15 each year. 
  • While the goal remains the same, National Consumer Rights Day is observed nationally, whereas World Consumer Rights Day is observed internationally.

National Consumer Rights Day Significance

  • National Consumer Rights Day strives to educate customers about their rights and assist them in gaining the most benefits while avoiding being abused. 
  • It also teaches students how to take action against unfair business practices.

World Consumer Rights Day, 2023

  • The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on the 15th March every year.
  • World Consumer Rights Day 2023 topic this year is “Empowering Consumers Through Clean Energy Transitions.”

World Consumer Rights Day History 

  • The World Consumer Rights Day was first observed in 1983. 
  • Consumer International was established in 1960 as an independent and important consumer voice. 
  • President John F. Kennedy initiated the day, and on March 15, 1962, he wrote a special statement to the US Congress in which he publicly addressed the problem of consumer rights. 
  • He was the first leader to do so. The first consumer movement was celebrated in 1983, and the day is now observed every year.
  • These four crucial consumer rights are as follows:
    • The right to safety
    • The right to information
    • The right to choose
    • The right to be heard

FAQ

Ans. The National Consumer Rights Day is celebrated in India on 24 December.

Ans. The World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on 15th March.

Ans. World Consumer Rights Day 2023 theme this year is "Empowering Consumers Through Clean Energy Transitions."

Ans. The Consumer Protection Act was approved in 1986.
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