- International Day of Non-Violence
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on
2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to in Indiaas " Gandhi Jayanti".
15 June 2007the United Nations General Assemblyvoted to establish 2 Octoberas the International Day of Non-Violence. [ [http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=22926&Cr=non&Cr1=violence UN declares 2 October, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Day of Non-Violence ] ] . The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 Octoberin "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness." [ [http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2007/ga10601.doc.htm General Assembly Adopts Texts On Day Of Non-Violence, Ethiopian Millennium; Pays Tribute To Former Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim ] ]
Some of the events and celebrations planned by the
Humanist Movementfor 2nd of October 2007 can be read [http://www.silo.ws/noviolencia.php?secc=manifes&lang=eng here] .
The first ever celebration of the International day of non violence was observed in Bangkok by
United Nations ESCAP. H. E. Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Hon'ble Minister for Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs & Sports and Development of North-Eastern Region of India presided over the programme. [http://www.thaindian.com/news-snippet/gandhi-jayanti-celebrated-in-bangkok-the-embassy-of-india-press-release-4338.html More here...]
In January 2004, Iranian Nobel laureate
Shirin Ebadihad taken a proposal for an International Day of Non-Violence from a Hindi Teacher in Paris Akshay Bakayateaching International school students in Paris to the World Social Forum in Bombay. The idea gradually attracted the interest of some leaders of India's Congress Party("Ahimsa Finds Teen Voice", The Telegraph, Calcutta) until a Satyagraha Conference resolution in New Delhi in January 2007 initiated by Sonia Gandhiand Archbishop Desmond Tutucalled upon the United Nations to adopt the idea.
* [http://www.un.int/india/2007/ind1334.pdf Introduction of the draft resolution on International Day of Non-Violence] -
* [http://www.hindustantimes.com/storypage/storypage.aspx?id=54580f5e-15a0-4aaf-baa3-8f403b5688fa&&Headline=October+2+is+Int'l+Non-Violence+Day October 2 is global non-violence day] - "
* [http://www.upi.com/International_Intelligence/Briefing/2007/06/15/gandhi_birthday_to_mark_nonviolence/8035/ Gandhi birthday to mark non-violence] - "
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