Introduction – The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2 annually to celebrate the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar in the state of Gujrat. He plays a significant role in the Independence of India by introducing movements against the British rule and became the Father of the Nation.
History – The United Nations proposed the International Day of Non-Violence in the year 2007 that remembers the important role in the Independence of India. This day honors the non-violence protests in the freedom of India. Firstly, this day was celebrated in the year 2007 when the United Nations General Assembly accepted a resolution on June 15, 2007.
Significance – The United Nations observed this day to honor the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi to spread the teachings of Gandhiji for non-violence movements in the freedom of our country worldwide. On this day, it provides an opportunity for spreading the message of nonviolence by raising public awareness and education.
The United Nations approved this resolution with the purpose to establish a culture of tolerance, nonviolence, peace, and understanding the teachings of Great leader, Mahatma Gandhi that inspired millions of people worldwide to follow the path of nonviolence in any condition.