October-2 observed as International-Day-Non-Violence
The International Day of Non-violence is celebrated every
year on 2 October throughout world on birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,
leader of Indian independence movement and also pioneer of philosophy of
Observance of this day seeks to promote principles of non-violence through education and public awareness and
is observed by all countries of the UN.
In India, this day is celebrated as
The day was instituted by United Nations General Assembly
(UNGA) by adopting resolution A/RES/61/271 in June 2007 to disseminate message
of non-violenceincluding through education and public awareness.
reaffirmed universal relevance of principle of non-violence and the desire to
Gandhiji returned to India in 1915 and joined Indian
National Congress (INC). He led nationwide campaigns for various social causes
and for achieving Swaraj or self-rule.