The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 02 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of Non-Violence.
This day is due to the initiative of an indian diplomat whom aim was to submit this poject to the vote of the 140 members of United Nations Organisation General Assembly (Resolution A/RES/61/271) in order to transmit the universal message of Non-Violence over the World by doing actions in favour of Education and to sensibilize people to this philosophy. Also to secure a culture of Peace, Tolerance, understanding and Non-Violence.
Mahatma Gandhi said: " Non-Violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than mightiest weapon of destruction divised by the ingenuity of man."
Another word of Mahatma Gandhi: "There are many causes that I am prepared to die for but no causes I am prepared to Kill for."