UN observes International Non Violence Day on Gandhi Jayanti

Q.  International Day of Non-Violence is observed by the UN on which date?
- Published on 03 Oct 16

a. Oct 2
b. Oct 4
c. Oct 6
d. Oct 7

The International Day of Non Violence was observed on Oct 2nd, 2016 which is also the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and called Gandhi Jayanti in India.
  • In 2004, Iranian Novel laureate Shirin Ebadi had taken a proposal for an International Day of Non Violence from a Hindi teacher in paris teaching global students, to the World Social Forum in Bombay
  • The idea was voiced by INC till a Satyagraha resolution was passed in Delhi initiated by Indian National Congress President and Chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance Sonia Gandhi and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, calling upon the United Nations to adopt the idea.
  • On 15th June 2007, UNGA voted to establish Oct 2nd as International Day of Non Violence
  • The resolution by the General Assembly asks members of the UN system to commemorate 2nd October in an appropriate manner and spread the message of non violence

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