October 2 is the peace activist’s Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary. It is the International Day of Non-Violence.
Also 2nd October is the International Day of Non-Violence. United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres stressed the need to “usher in a new era of peace and tolerance”. He urged countries to pay heed to the peace activist’s message of non-violence.
“Hatred, division and conflict have had their day. It’s time to usher in a new era of peace, truth and tolerance. Meanwhile On this International Day of Non-Violence -Gandhi’s birthday – let’s heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all,” Guterres tweeted on Saturday.
Also the year 2021 marks the 152nd birth anniversary of Gandhi, who was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. Meanwhile UN General Assembly adopted the resolution to observe his birth anniversary as International Day of Non-Violence was . This was on June 15, 2007. The resolution was successful with a goal to secure a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding. This was with the help of teachings of Gandhi, called the “Father of the Nation” in India.
Also the country observes his birth October 2 anniversary as Gandhi Jayanti. It is one of three national holidays, Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15) being the other two.
Gandhi Jayanti in India is a National festival on 2nd October, every year. We celebrate this day to remember the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (October 2 1869 – 30th January 1948). It is one of the three National holidays, such as Independence Day and Republic day, which we celebrate in India. Mahatma Gandhi, who has given the title of “Father of the Nation” . Also named “Rashtrapita”, and “Bapu”. He was a great follower of peace (Satya) and non-violence (Ahimsa). He was the supreme leader of the freedom struggle for India. Therefore everyone highly appreciates him for his simplicity and principle follower. Therefore, on his birthday, October 2 , Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated as a National Holiday. People contribute their time memorizing his teachings and principles. Image credits: unsplash
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