2 October Observed as International Day of Non-Violence [ Current Affairs - International Relations ]
2nd October is celebrated as International Day of Non-violence across the world to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi known internationally as the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of philosophy of non-violence.
- It is believed that world needs to believe in Gandhian principles of non-violence now more than ever.
- Promote the principles of non-violence by different
- All countries of the UN celebrate this day.
- 2nd October is observed as “Gandhi Jayanti” in India to mark birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
About International day of Non-Violence
- UN General Assembly (UNGA) has founded the International Day of Non-violence under the resolution in 2007 to spread the message of non-violence.
- Desire to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence that are the Mahatma’s universally relevant principles.
About Mahatma Gandhi
- Mahatma Gandhi was born on 2nd October 1869 at Porbandar, Gujarat. His full name is Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi.
- Eminent leader of the Indian independence movement.
- Believed in nonviolent civil disobedience.
- Played significant role in the independence movement of India
- Spread awareness about the civil rights and freedom across the world.
- Bestowed with title “Mahatma” in 1914 at South Africa
- Was known fondly as “Bapu” in India, also regarded as the “Father of the Nation.”
- Completed his law from inner Temple, London and then started his practice in South Africa.
- Published on: October 5, 2016