International Day of Non Violence is observed on 2 October

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International Day of Non Violence is observed on 2 October. Every year International Day of Non Violence is observed on 2 October on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is also referred to as Gandhi Jayanti in India. The day aims to proclaim the message of non-violence, comprehend through education and public awareness.

The year 2020 also marks 151st birth anniversary of the Mahatma Gandhi who was born on 2 October 1869, in Porbandar which is a city in Gujarat.

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Background:

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to initiate 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence on 15 June 2007. It desires to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence.

Books written by Gandhi:

  • The Story of my Experiments with Truth – An Autobiography
  • Trusteeship
  • Truth is God
  • Satyagraha in South Africa
  • Unto this Last – A Paraphrase

About UNGA:

  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Founder: United Nations
  • Founded: 1945

Related Questions:

1) Which organization proclaimed International Day of Non Violence? – United Nations General Assembly

2) International Day of Non Violence is proclaimed adopted in which year? – 2007

2) Who was the political guru of Mahatma Gandhi ji? – Gopal Krishna Gokhale

3) On which day of March 1930, famous Dandi March launched by the Gandhi ji? – Twelfth

4) What was the title given by Mahatma Gandhi to his Gujarati translation of “Unto This Last”? – Sarvodaya

5) When Mahatma Gandhi and his volunteers started Dandi March? – 1930

6) Sabarmati Ashram is located at which place in India? – Ahmedabad

7) In 1920, which movement was started by Mahatma Gandhi? – Non-Cooperation Movement

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