International Day of Non Violence

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International Day of Non Violence
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International Day of Non Violence

Annually recognized on October 2, the International Day of Non-Violence pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's principles and his unwavering commitment to non-violence as a catalyst for social and political transformation.

In 2007, the United Nations adopted a resolution designating Gandhi Jayanti (October 2) as the International Day of Non-Violence. The primary aim is to spread the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.

The concept of dedicating a day to non-violence originated from the suggestion made by Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi in January 2004.