International Non-violence Day


October 2, marked as International Non-violence Day on the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, father of the nation. While in India on this day “Gandhi Jayanti” is celebrated in remembrance of the great struggle made by our leader.

Message from UN regarding non-violence day

United Nations says that the International Day is an occasion 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”.

When the Day of non-violence observed?

According to sources, on 2007, June 15, UN general assembly voted October 2 as International Non-violence Day. Thereafter, every year October 2 celebrated as the international day of non-violence.


The main aim of this day is to make educate about, aware about of non-violence and generate peace across the globe. Also, to increase the tolerance for the difficult situations.

How and where celebrations takes place?

Across the world, International Day of Non-violence celebrated. While in India, October 2 observed as one of the national holidays apart from independence day and republic day. Marches, prayer meetings, speeches conducted in remembrance of the great leader. Also, some government and non-government organizations conduct painting competition, essay competition, a quiz to make the students aware of the importance of this day. Throughout the country, Mahatma Gandhi statues decorated with flowers and all the shops will remain closed.

A famous quote from Mahatma – “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.”


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