World Consumer Rights Day 2021 is celebrated every year on 15 March to spread awareness about the rights and needs of consumers. On March 15, 1962, a special message was sent to the US Congress by President John F. Kennedy and hence the day was inspired by him. In the message, he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights. He was the first leader to do so. The history behind World Consumer Rights Day is that the first consumer movement was observed in 1983. Since then this day is celebrated every year to take action on important issues and campaigns.
Importance of World Consumer Rights Day
In India, National Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on 24 December. Because the President of India accepted the Act of the Historic Consumer Protection Act, 1949 on the same day. However, World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on this day i.e. 15 March only.
Theme of World Consumer Rights Day 2022
World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated every year but every year this day is made according to a special theme. This year the theme of World Consumer Rights Day 2022 is ‘Fair Digital Finance’.
Why is World Consumer Rights Day celebrated?
Every 15th March is an occasion to raise global awareness of consumer rights and needs of the consumer movement and World Consumer Rights Day. Which advocates respect and protection of the rights of all consumers.
Apart from this, this day also marks the misuse of the market and the social injustice that weakens those rights and the fraud in the market, adulteration, price higher than the MRP, selling the same without weighing or irregularity in measurement, not providing service even after guarantee and expiry date or Opposes offenses such as selling of seals broken or non-payment of bills and fraud.
6 Essential Rights of the Consumer
- Right to Security
- Right to be informed
- Right to choose
- Right to be heard.
- Right to Redressal
- Right to consumer education.
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