Date: 2 October
Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance
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On 15 June 2007, UN General Assembly by the resolution A/RES/61/271 decided to observe every year 2nd October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The date is important as the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. Mahatma Gandhi is also known as India’s “Father of Nation”. The day is India is celebrated as “Gandhi Jayanti” with different events.
The day is observed to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.
Actions and Programs
Different governmental and non-governmental organizations, schools, offices, companies, and other charitable organizations conducts many events and programmes on this day to mark this day a special occasion.
Various events and activities are conducting worldwide on this day. The events and activities includes public lectures, seminars, discussions, conferences, meetings, awareness campaigns, cleaning the area, news and articles in newspaper, TV, and social medias etc.