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The International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October

The International Day of Non-Violence was observed on 2 October on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

Oct 3, 2013 11:36 IST
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2 October- The International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence was observed on 2 October across the world on the occasion of birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. The International Day of Non-Violence is also known as Gandhi Jayanti in India.

In the year 2004, Shirin Ebadi, the Iranian Nobel laureate took the proposal of International Day of Non-Violence to the World Social Forum in Bombay. On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly established 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution of the UN General Assembly asked the members of UN system to commemorate 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence and disseminate the message of non-violence through public awareness and education.

How is International Day of Non-Violence observed or celebrated?

• People, NGOs as well as the Governments across the world observe this day through different activities as well as events. These activities and events include:
• Broadcast announcements as well as news articles for promotion of the day
• Discussions, seminars, press conferences as well as public lectures in context with the non-violence
• Photo exhibitions which highlight the issues and adverse effects related to violence
• Awareness campaigns
• Light ceremonies
• Prayer meetings

It is important to note that the International Day of Non-Violence is strongly associated with Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the Father of the Nation of India. He is also symbolised as the peace leader.

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