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International Day of Non-Violence 2020: Theme, Date, history, significance of Gandhi Jayanti

International Day of Non-Violence 2020: On 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence.

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International Day of Non-Violence 2020

International Day of Non-Violence 2020: International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on October 2 every year on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary to promote non-violence through education and public awareness. This day was marked in 2007 by the UN and is celebrated on Gandhi’s birth anniversary as he was an icon of the philosophy and non-violence strategy. The principle of non-violence aims to achieve social or political change and rejects the use of physical violence.

International Day of Non-Violence History

On 15 June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in “an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness.

The resolution made by the UN reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence.”

Mahatma Gandhi’s in India’s independence

Mahatma Gandhi was the primary leader of India’s independence movement and also the architect of a form of non-violent civil disobedience that would influence the world. He is also known as the father of the nation. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in India on October 2 to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He led different movements including Non-Cooperation Movement (1920), Civil Disobedience Movement: Dandi March (1930), Quit India Movement (1942).

International Day Of Non-Violence 2020 Theme

The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.”

International Day Of Non-Violence Quotes

“Non-violence is a weapon of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it. It is a sword that heals.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.” – Amit Ray

“We may never be strong enough to be entirely nonviolent in thought, word, and deed. But we must keep nonviolence as our goal and make strong progress towards it.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

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