World Telecommunication Day is celebrated marking the founding anniversary of International Telecommunications Union (ITU) which was initiated in 1865. World Telecommunication Day is celebrated annually on 17 May. This day was first celebrated in 1969.
The World Telecommunication Day focuses to tone up national policies, fill up the technological differences, promote connectivity, foster global interoperability of systems and to curb on physical distances globally through internet, television, phone etc.
World Telecommunications Day is celebrated to increase awareness about the positives of communication technology among public. It also aims to make information and communication more accessible to people residing in remote and rural areas.