International day of non-violence 2021: 2nd of October, is the birth anniversary of the peace advocate Mahatma Gandhi. It is observed every year as International Day of Non-Violence. This year it is the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. He was born on 2nd October, 1868, in a small village Porbandar at Gujarat. He is also known as the ‘Father of the Nation’ in India.
On June 15th, 2007, UN General Assembly adopted the resolution to observe Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary as International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution was passed with an intention to secure a culture of peace, tolerance and understanding amongst the citizens of India and other countries, with the help of teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.
On this occasion, Antonio Guterres, the Secretary-general of United Nations highlighted the need to “usher in a new era of peace and tolerance”. He also requested all the countries to spare some time and pay heed to the message of non-violence given by the peace activist Mahatma Gandhi.
The International Day of Non-Violence 2021, theme is to recall the great man and follow his path of Non-Violence.
To show honour and pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 152nd birth anniversary, Guterres requested that now it is the time to nurture the new era of peace, tolerance, and trust. Guterres tweeted on his official Twitter handle, “On this International Day of Non-Violence – Gandhi’s birthday – let’s heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all.”
He tweeted on Saturday, “Hatred, division and conflict have had their day. It’s time to usher in a new era of peace, truth and tolerance. On this International Day of Non-Violence -Gandhi’s birthday – let’s heed his message of peace, and commit to building a better future for all.”