Gandhi Jayanti & International Day of Non-violence - 2 October

Gandhi Jayanti is one of the three national holidays in India. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated in India on October 2 to mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. 

International Day of Non-violence

The UN General Assembly announced on 15 June 2007 that it adopted a resolution which declared that 2 October will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence. Mahatma Gandhi's principles of non-violence and ahimsa are recognised and adopted world-wide. 

Mahatma Gandhi

Mohandas Karmchand Gandhi does not need any introduction. Born on 2nd October 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was the prominent leader in Indian independence. Under his leadership, using non-violent methods, India got independence from the British rule. Gandhi's methods later inspired many civil rights movements across the world..

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Gandhi Quiz

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