This is why the United Nations observes the International Day of Non-Violence on October 2, Gandhi Jayanti
The International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated every year on October 2, the anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the prominent faces of the Indian freedom struggle and the pioneer of non-philosophy and approach. -violent. As we celebrate the International Day of Non-Violence, proposed by the United Nations in 2007, we remember the Indian freedom fighter born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The International Day of Non-Violence honors how Gandhi’s practice and legacy influenced global and non-violent protests.
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Gandhi popularized the famous Sanskrit adage âAhimsa Paramo Dharmaâ, which loosely translates to ânon-violence is the highest moral valueâ.
The International Day of Non-Violence was first commemorated in 2007, when the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution on June 15, 2007, declaring that the day provides an opportunity to “spread the message of non-violence, in particular through education and public awareness â.
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The resolution was approved with the intention of establishing a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding through the teachings of the global icon of India, which has inspired millions of people to follow the path of no- violence.
Anand Sharma, then Indian State Minister for Foreign Affairs, presented the resolution to the General Assembly on behalf of 140 co-sponsors. Sharma said the broad and diverse support for the resolution reflected global admiration for Gandhi and his ideology.
The United Nations has every reason to commemorate Gandhi’s birthday as the International Day of Non-Violence. Gandhi’s dedication to the freedom of India, along with his tactics, have served as the foundation for civil and human rights movements around the world.
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Put simply, Gandhi believed that the use of violence to promote peace was utterly illogical and that “simply means carrying out just ends.” It’s a lesson we can all learn.
The United Nations recognizes a conceptual link between the concepts of human rights enshrined in its universal proclamation and those advocated by Gandhi. He is known today for his contributions to the liberation of India and for sharing a theology for dealing with injustice and contention with the rest of the world. He taught people the idea of ââAhimsa, which promotes the use of non-violence as a strategy for peaceful conflict resolution.
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