Every Year, the International Day of Non-Violence is celebrated on 2nd October all around the world. The aim behind celebrating this day is to raise awareness against violence and promotes non-violence. The day also aims to create awareness about human rights and promote peace all around the globe. The day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of great Indian lawyer, politician, freedom activist, and writer Mahatma Gandhi.
Let us give you more brief information about International Day of Non-Violence, its Current (2021) Theme, History, Significance, Activities and More.
History, and Significance
The idea of celebrating International Day of Nonviolence was given by Shirin Ebadi, Iranian political activist, lawyer, former judge and human rights activist and founder of the Center for Defenders of Human Rights in Iran. He proposed the idea to the United Nations in 2004. This day was approved in 2007. Let us tell you, the former Minister of State for External Affairs of India Shri Anand Sharma presented a resolution on behalf of 140 co-sponsors in the United Nations General Assembly. He said this day should be considered as the day of Gandhi Jayanti. Anand Sharma said that there is no leader greater than Mahatma Gandhi, who promoted non-violence. Therefore the day should be celebrated on his birth anniversary to honour him and promote non-violence and peace.
- Prepare a speech over Non-Violence.
- Prepare a speech over Indian Non-Violence Movement.
- Give speech in your school or college over Gandhi Jayanti and his teachings.
International Day of Non-Violence 2021 Theme
The current year’s (2021) theme of International Day of Non-Violence is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world“.
Top 5 Informative Quotes
We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace. We need love and compassion – Mother Teresa
“The human voice can never reach the distance that is covered by the still small voice of conscience.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Anger is the enemy of non-violence and pride is a monster that swallows it up.” – 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.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“Whenever you are confronted with an opponent, conquer him with love.” – Mahatma Gandhi