International Day of Non-Violence
Why in news? The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2, on every year.
Why this day – birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
- Iranian Noble Laureate Shirin Ebadi proposed the idea for the day in 2004.
- Then minister of state for external affairs Anand Sharma introduced the resolution in the General Assembly on behalf of 140 co-sponsors
- The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), in a resolution adopted on June 15, 2007
Significance – To commemoration as an occasion to spread the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.