International Day of Non-Violence: Promoting Peace and Tolerance
The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated every year on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was a pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence, and his work has inspired people around the world to fight for peace and justice.
The day is an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness" and to reaffirm the "universal relevance of the principle of non-violence".
Celebrating International Day of Non-Violence
There are many ways to celebrate this important day. You can:
- Learn more about the life and work of Mahatma Gandhi.
- Attend a non-violence rally or event.
- Volunteer your time to a cause that promotes peace.
- Speak out against violence in your community.
Spread the message of non-violence through social media or other channels.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, your actions can help to make the world a more peaceful place.
Mahatma Gandhi on Non-Violence
Here are some inspirational quotes from Mahatma Gandhi:
- "Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind."
- "The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong."
- "If we want to reach real peace in this world, and if we want to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children."
Let us all work together to create a more peaceful world, starting with the International Day of Non-Violence on 2 October.