Thursday, October 2nd 2014 is the official Day of Nonviolence.
Mahatma Gandhi: “Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man”.
It all started in June 2007 when the United Nations assembly voted to designate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday to be this day is an occasion to “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”. Mahatma Gandhi was adeherent of non-violent leadership in the Indian Independence Movement. Hence. the choice of of date for the Nonviolence Day reflects the universal respect for his “enduring relevance of his philosophy”.
The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”.“There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes that I am prepared to kill for.” (Mahatma Gandhi, The Story of My Experiments with Truth, 1927)
Find more information about the activities taking place on October 2nd, 2014 here