Gandhi Jayanti and International Day of Non-Violence









The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Non-Violence is also held on October 2 each year to coincide with Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday,

“Gandhi Jayanti is an occasion for us to reflect on the life and contribution of the father of our nation. This is also a day to re-dedicate ourselves to Gandhiji’s commitment to non-violence.”

“It was his quality of practising what he preached that made him the real Mahatma. Gandhiji understood the psyche of the people with his keen intuition and sensitive heart. By his charismatic mobilisation of popular feeling, he showed how an individual can bring social and political changes,”

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“Gandhiji’s ideas continue to transform diverse societies across the world. Let us draw upon Gandhiji’s philosophy and employ it in all walks of life. His message and example should give us the strength and inspiration to make sustainable changes that mankind needs for the future,”

“On the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, let us take a pledge to ensure that the Mahatma forever remains alive in our hearts, minds and actions.”

On the eve of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary, President Mukherjee said the ideals that the Father of the Nation espoused are a part of India’s collective living heritage and will lead the country through the “challenges of the present” and enable in building a strong and resurgent nation.

Gandhi Jayanti is a day when “we should rededicate ourselves to Bapu’s ideals of non-violence, peace and tolerance,” he said.

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