UN marks October 2 as International Day of Non-Violence

Mahatma Gandhi, also known as the father of the nation, gave not only India but the world, the philosophy of non-violence or Ahimsa. Born on October 2, 1869, with his philosophy, gave the world a reason to celebrate the path of non-violence.

“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man,” Mahatma Gandhi had said.

His birthday is marked as the International Day of Non-Violence every year by the United Nations. On June 15, 2007, the UN General Assembly in a resolution commemorated the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi as the International Day of Non-violence, saying that the objective behind the move is to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.”

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