Another 2nd October came like every year in the past. But this year with a little difference. This 2nd Oct of 2007, the Mahatma Gandhi’s 138th birth anniversary, will be observed as “International Day of non-violence” for the first time.
It is a matter of pride for the Indians that the birthday of Mahatma, the Indian crusader of peace and non-violence is honored and being observed as International day of non-violence by UN.
It was moved by Congress party of India to pay tribute to Gandhi’s ideology by International community. The campaign succeeded when 114 UN member countries jointly supported India’s resolution to declare Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday on October 2nd. as ‘International day of Non-Violence’.
On this day, when UN observes 2nd. October as the International Day of Non-violence, let us rededicate ourselves to carry forward his messages towards creating a better world.
“Ahimsa is the highest duty. Even if we cannot practice it in full, we must try to understand its spirit and refrain as far as is humanly possible from violence.” ~ MK Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi)
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