2 October Observed as International Day of Non-Violence (Download PDF)


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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

Image of Mahatma Gandhi

Image of Mahatma Gandhi

Image of Mahatma Gandhi

About Mahatama

  • 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/Last Modified on: October 5, 2016

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