Oct 2-Happy Non-Violence Day

Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

In 2007, the United Nations had a great idea. They declared October 2, Gandhi’s Birthday, as International Non-Violence Day.

How will you commemorate the day?

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
(1869 – 1948) was the pre-eminent political and spiritual leader of India during the Indian independence movement. He was the pioneer of satyagraha—resistance to tyranny through mass civil disobedience, firmly founded upon total non-violence—which led India to independence and has inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. Gandhi is commonly known around the world as Mahatma Gandhi (“Great Soul”), an honorific first applied to him by Rabindranath Tagore) and in India also as Bapu (“Father”). He is officially honored in India as the Father of the Nation; his birthday, 2 October, is commemorated there as Gandhi Jayanti, a national holiday, and worldwide as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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