The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence observed on 2 October
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is observed every year on October 2 to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The day is an occasion to disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti.
Topics: Activism • Activists • Birthdays • Gandhi Jayanti • Indian Hindus • Indian independence movement • Indian nationalists • Indian people • International Day of Non-Violence • Mahatma Gandhi • Nonviolence • Public holidays in India