World Consumer Rights Day 2018

What: World Consumer Rights Day

When: March 15

Why: To raise awareness about consumer rights

World Consumer Rights Day is being celebrated on March 15 .

  • Theme: Theme of this year’s World Consumer Rights Day is ‘Making Digital Marketplaces Fairer’.

About the World Consumer Rights Day

  • On this day in 1962, US President John F Kennedy formally addressed the issue of consumer rights in US Congress. 
  • He was the first world leader to do so, and the consumer movement now marks that date every year as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights.
  • The first World Consumer Rights Day was observed in 1983 and has since become an important occasion for mobilising citizen action. 
  • This   day is an opportunity to promote basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected. It also gives people a chance to protest against the market abuses and social injustices.
  • In India the World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on March 15 whereas  the National Consumer Day is celebrated on 24th of December every year.



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