United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres on Sunday urged people to abide by Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of ahimsa (non-violence) and abstain from violence on the occasion of his 153rd birth anniversary.
Notably, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.
“On International Day of Nonviolence, we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the values of peace, respect and essential dignity shared by all. We embrace these values and work across cultures and borders to build a better future. We can beat today’s challenges.” The UN chief tweeted.
On International Day of Nonviolence, we celebrate the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi and the values of peace, respect and the essential dignity shared by all.
We can beat today’s challenges by embracing these values and working across cultures and borders to build a better future. pic.twitter.com/EHJc2q4UZz
— Antonio Guterres (@antonioguterres) 2 October 2022
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known as Gandhiji, a great leader of India who gave his life for the country, was born on 2 October 1869. This day is celebrated with great joy every year to pay tribute to the Father of the Nation as well. To remember their values, principles and philosophy.
In June 2007, the United Nations General Assembly marked 2 October as the International Day of Nonviolence.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was one of the most important freedom fighters of India. He led the non-violence movement against the British.
He studied law and went to South Africa to represent a client. After returning to India, he joined the Indian National Congress. She fought for women’s rights and caste discrimination. He also led nationwide campaigns for farmers, laborers and farmers.
21 years after Gandhi’s death, Great Britain issued a postage stamp to honor him.
Gandhi never received the Nobel Peace Prize, but was nominated 5 times.
Gandhiji is the first and only Indian to be awarded the title of ‘Time Person of the Year’ in 1930.
Many world leaders like Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela and John Lennon consider Gandhi as their role model. This is because she fought for independence from the British, but she also fought against social issues like caste discrimination, women’s rights etc.
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