Today October 2, is the United Nations Organization International Day Of Non Violence. This day was first celebrated in the year 2007. It is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, a man of peace who has contributed so much to the peace and development of India as well the world peace at large. Gandhi’s work and legacy has impacted global, non-violent protest.
Gandhi’s philosophy is using peace to achieve means. He detests violence and this is clearly evident in his quote “There are many causes I would die for. There is not a single cause I would kill for.” “An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind”.
International non- violent day is a day to reflect on, it is a day to take off burden from ones heart and if there are scores we must settle, we must embrace peace and not violence.
Non violence is a proven method for social change, revolution and societal development. It is a strategy that can greatly contribute to the all round advancement of a nation and individual.
There are many global conflict to solve and the success stories of non violence to achive ends should be shared.
Ghandi was an Indian Lawyer, Nationalist, Political Ethicist, he embraced non violent model to lead India to independence from British rule. He is considered as the father of the nation in india. Today is also a public holiday in India.